Joel Weickgenant, RealClearWorld

Joel Weickgenant

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Italy Reboots

ORVIETO, Italy - The gaggle of journalists seen through the cameras of La7 television on Italy’s election night thought for a minute they might be about to see Matteo Salvini take the podium in... → Read More

Europe's Center-Left, Sidelined

PALMA CAMPANIA, Italy - If the leaders of the European Central Bank or the European Commission had their way in Italy’s March 4 election, the center-left Partito Democratico’s fortunes would be... → Read More

The Significance of Rex Tillerson

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has had a conflicted tenure to this point. Love or hate President Donald Trump's foreign policy, it won't be controversial to say that the U.S. Department of State has not operated in its standard way during Tillerson's first year as top diplomat. We caught up with Aaron David Miller for some perspective. Miller, an occasional contributor to RealClearWorld, has… → Read More

The Significance of Rex Tillerson

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has had a conflicted tenure to this point. Love or hate President Donald Trump's foreign policy, it won't be controversial to say that the U.S. Department of State has not operated in its standard way during Tillerson's first year as top diplomat. We caught up with Aaron David Miller for some perspective. Miller, an occasional contributor to RealClearWorld, has… → Read More

Russia's Military Robots

Analyst Samuel Bendett, an expert on Russian military systems, fills us in on the latest leg of Russia's decade-old drive to modernize its military. → Read More

A New Security Architecture For Europe's East

Brookings scholar Michael O'Hanlon's recent Marshall Paper, 'Beyond NATO,' proposes the construction of a zone of permanent neutrality in Eastern Europe, and an end to NATO enlargement. O'Hanlon spoke about his idea with RealClearWorld editor Joel Weickgenant. → Read More

Is There an Answer for Macedonia?

When you are in Macedonia, the landlocked Balkan nation works hard to remind you that Macedonia is where you are. Assertions of Macedonian identity can be as beautiful as its flag, an exuberant... → Read More

A 21st Century Truman Doctrine?

On July 19, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va) for a discussion of these themes from his new article for Foreign Affairs, “A new Truman Doctrine: Grand strategy in a hyperconnected world.” → Read More

Mercosur Moves Toward Trade Liberalization

Stratfor Analyst Paulo Gregoire discusses the bloc's policy tendencies, which will be on full display in an upcoming meeting in Mendoza, Argentina. → Read More

Why Is Sand in Short Supply?

The world uses 40 billion tonnes of sand each year to build cities and towns, but global reserves are running low. The Economist finds out why. → Read More

France, Polls, and the Interregnum

Spare a thought for pollsters around the world; they’ve gotten a bad rap, and their job isn’t getting any easier now. As RealClearPolitics analyst Sean Trende wrote in the aftermath of Donald... → Read More

What Now for Europe's East?

When Romania broke through the headlines last month with protests against government efforts to enable corruption, it came as a surprise to many outside observers. Romania doesn’t usually get very... → Read More

America's Role in the World

Over the last few weeks, we have run a series on the U.S. role in the world. We have sought to cover the enduring aspects of foreign policy, and the exigencies and opportunities American leadership... → Read More

Rex Tillerson on the New North American Energy Paradigm

Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation, discusses North America's natural gas and oil resources, technological innovations, and their effect on the global energy market. → Read More

A Week to Eye the European Storm

Last September, as newly installed European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker prepared to deliver his inaugural EU State of the Union addressed, I wrote the following: “The questions before... → Read More

The New NATO Outpost in the Adriatic

PODGORICA — At less than 200,000 inhabitants, Montenegro’s biggest city does not have the feel of a capital. It’s not only that it’s small -- bombed to bits by Allied powers in World War II,... → Read More

NATO Cannot Fail Now

Ivo Daalder’s reply to my introduction when I called the former NATO ambassador last week aptly sums up the mood among global leaders: “You really think so?” Daalder said with a laugh when I... → Read More

How Did Britain Get Here? What Happens Next?

Europe Memo last week caught up with Simon Hix, head of the government department at the London School of Economics, to discuss today's vote in the United Kingdom on whether Britain should remain a member of the European Union, or leave. Polls are tight - unexpectedly so. As I type this, Britons are casting their votes. How did Britain reach this point? And will the Continent turn into a… → Read More

How the British Might Abandon the EU

Britain's general election on Thursday is one of the most unpredictable in recent memory. Taking a broader view, the vote itself is but the latest step in a fast-moving process of redefining... → Read More

Unity and Disunity in Europe

KYIV - The process of separating our train wagon from the rest of the convoy and rolling it down a grassy stretch of alternate track was achingly slow under a mid-afternoon sun. The train had just... → Read More