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President Donald Trump with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in the Oval Office, November 13, 2019.

The US dispute with Turkey over Russian weapons could mean more problems on NATO’s ‘most troublesome’ front

Turkey doesn't need to leave NATO to weaken it. Just a lack of Turkish cooperation could undermine the alliance and empower Russia.
Two Russian Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft fly over the US Navy destroyer USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea, April 12, 2016.

Amid tensions with Russia, NATO is trying to up its game in the waters around Europe

Tensions between Russia and NATO have been on the rise since 2014, and the waters around Europe have been getting increasingly busy.
U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Monroe, Louisiana

French President Macron dunked on Trump for pulling out of Syria without telling his NATO allies

Emmanuel Macron told The Economist the Syria withdrawal represents the "brain-death of NATO," and that the EU is "on the edge of a precipice."
People attend a protest on the 10th anniversary of the 2008 Russia-Georgia war in front of the building of Russian Federation Interests Section of the Embassy of Switzerland in Tbilisi, Georgia on August 7, 2018.

Russia has bullied Georgia and quietly seized territory for a decade. Its new leader vows to stand up to Moscow, and just got a boost from Congress.

"Russia does not define Georgia, and Russia will not define our future," Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia told Insider.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) and Vice President Mike Pence (right) negotiate a ceasefire in northeast Syria at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, Turkey, on October 17, 2019.

Trump’s ‘great for everybody’ ceasefire deal in Syria gives Turkey everything it wants in exchange for virtually nothing

Mike Pence signed the deal on Thursday, prompting a NATO official to tell Insider: "The humiliation of the United States in Syria is complete."
A 2nd ABCT soldier guides an M1A2 Abrams tank off the first of three cargo ships scheduled to deliver armored vehicles to the Port of Vlissingen, Netherlands, October 11, 2019.

The US Army is worried about a potential showdown with Russia, and it’s practicing a new way to get to a fight in Europe

The US Army has been beefing up its presence in Europe, and with that has come a new emphasis on being able to actually move around the continent.
A U.S. Air Force Boeing C-17A Globemaster III large transport aircraft flies over a minaret after taking off from Incirlik air base in Adana, Turkey, in this August 12, 2015 file photo

US officials are considering pulling nuclear weapons from Turkey, effectively severing the US-Turkey alliance

The US-Turkey relationship has soured over the past several years, but the US still stores as many as 50 B61 gravity bombs at Inçirlik Air Base.
U.S. President Trump speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington

Trump’s latest tweets on Syria show he has absolutely no plan to help the Kurds as Turkey boasts about killing over 100 of them

"I am watching closely," Trump said of Turkey's military operation against the Kurds, with no indication of a specific plan of action on the horizon.
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham hits heavy seas in the Atlantic Ocean, December 18, 2018.

There’s a new round of tensions between the US, NATO, and Russia, and that means there’s a new battle brewing in the Atlantic

With a new period of competition between the US and its NATO allies and a resurgent Russia, the North Atlantic is once again a battleground.
A Belgian Air Force F-16 escorts a Russian Tu-160 nuclear-capable supersonic bomber.

Belgian F-16s scrambled to intercept 2 Russian nuclear-capable supersonic bombers over the Baltic Sea

The Belgian Air Force intercepted two Russian Tu-160 supersonic, nuclear-capable bombers at close range in Baltic airspace.