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Luke Coffey

Luke Coffey is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. Twitter: @LukeDCoffey.

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Stakes could not be higher for this year’s European Parliament election

Elections for the European Parliament will take place across the 27 EU member states in June. Campaigning has already begun and many are speculating on what the outcome may mean for the future of Europe.

April 12, 2024

Yes, blame Biden for Afghan fiasco … but learn the lessons too

Former US generals Mark Milley and Kenneth McKenzie, who were chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and head of US Central Command respectively when the US withdrew from Afghanistan, were the star witnesses at last week’s congressional hearing on the fiasco.

March 22, 2024

Why the Gulf states have an interest in Russia-Ukraine peace

At a meeting of the G7 in October 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky launched his Peace Formula. It consists of 10 points that can lead to a just and honorable end to the war with Russia.

March 15, 2024

Sweden’s NATO admission is great news for European security

Sweden last week cleared the final hurdle along its path toward membership of NATO. After months of delays, Hungarian parliamentarians voted 188 to six in favor of the Scandinavian nation’s entry into the alliance.

March 03, 2024

Another year of misery coming for the Afghan people

If the debacle of last week’s conference in Doha to discuss the future of Afghanistan is any guide, 2024 will probably be another bleak year for the Afghan people.

February 23, 2024

Trump’s rhetoric on defense spending is not all hot air

Speaking at a campaign rally in South Carolina last week, Donald Trump claimed to have told an unidentified leading Euopean politician that he would encourage Russia to attack any member of NATO that did not meet the alliance’s target for spending on defense.

February 16, 2024

If the US wants to be a serious force on the global stage, things must change

It has been a bad week for US foreign policy. The divide between the Democrats and the Republicans, and the splits within the Republican Party, have led to political paralysis on Capitol Hill.

February 10, 2024