It was – the love for my muse -that got me concerned about America’s foreign relations.
The NATO summit will have special resonance for Biden, who entered office promising to improve Washington’s relations with allies in Europe and bring the military alliance back to the center of US foreign policy.
It would be a major mistake and missed opportunity, however, if Biden and his NATO colleagues used the summit to simply wax philosophically about the so-called rules based international order and heap praise on the alliance for keeping Europe whole, free, and at peace.
Regurgitating talking points about NATO’s history and legacy at the expense of difficult conversations merely delays the kind of structural change that is needed. At the top of the list is NATO’s open-door policy, a principle in desperate need of reform.