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Global Ethics Weekly: Trump's "First-Order Questions" & NATO Defense Spending

July 5, 2018

Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev looks at some basic questions Trump is asking about the post-Cold War alliance structures. Referencing a recent panel with George Mason's Colin Dueck and International Institute for Strategic Studies' Kori Schake, should Germany and other NATO allies spend more on defense? And what exactly are we defending when we say the "liberal international order"?

For more from Dueck and Schake, check out the June 11 Carnegie Council panel, Restoring Trust: How Can the American Public Regain its Confidence in its National Security Apparatus?

For more from Nick Gvosdev, don't miss part one of this podcast on Orbán's Hungary, the EU, & a "Values-Free Alliance" and read his latest blog post on a "values-free trans-Atlantic alliance." Gvosdev is also the director of Carnegie Council's U.S. Global Engagement program.

This podcast also features an excerpt from a 2015 Carnegie Council Public Affairs talk with Douglas Lute, former U.S. ambassador to NATO and it references Julie Hirschfeld Davis' July 2 New York Times article, "Trump Warns NATO Allies to Spend More on Defense, or Else."

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