While the world’s gaze is focused on Ukraine and the Baltics as key locations of Russia’s challenge to the West, the real risk lies in Kosovo. It is where President Vladimir Putin imagines that the Western humiliation of Russia began.
The new National Security Capabilities Review might engage the public in thinking about its role in protecting the UK in contrast to perceiving the military as primarily for going far away to fight foreign wars.
Berlin and Ankara are looking to tone down the rhetoric of their disputes. However, the bilateral relationship, the most important one Turkey has with any European country, is likely to remain troublesome.
Still, the historic symbolism of today's summit will not be lost on anyone. For the Polish capital was the place where the old Soviet Union established the Warsaw Pact, the communist bloc's response...