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Opinion Editorials by Hans Binnendijk from 1968 - Present

"NATO Cannot Survive Without America" (with R. D. Hooker, Jr. and Alexander Vershbow), Foreign Affairs, May 13, 2024.
"NATO should establish a Baltic Security Initiative at the Washington summit," (with Franklin D. Kramer), March 13, 2024, New Atlanticist.
"How Europe can build its defense while maintaining US support," (with Daniel S. Hamilton and Alexander Vershbow), Defense News, February 28, 2024.
"Open Letter to the Leaders of the United States Congress," December 18, 2023, The Alphen Group.
"Letter: The Steamboat Tennis & Pickleball Center deserves our support," Steamboat Pilot & Today, August 11, 2023.
"Tales from the Tread: Historic maps of the U.S. reveal history of the Yampa Valley," Steamboat Pilot & Today, July 21, 2023.
"Here's the 'concrete' path for Ukraine to join NATO," (with Franklin D. Kramer and Christopher Skaluba), New Altanticist, Atlantic Council, July 5, 2023.
"Ukraine Needs a Roadmap to NATO Membership ASAP," (with 45 other foreign policy experts), Politico, July 5, 2023.
"Europe: Ukraine’s essential ally," (with William Courtney), The Hill, April 06, 2023.
"Xi and Putin just wrapped up talks in Moscow: What does it mean for the war in Ukraine and China’s global standing?" Atlantic Council, March 22, 2023.
"Towards Nuclear Stewardship with China" (with David Gombert), The Survival Editors' Blog, IISS, February 16, 2023.
"Towards Nuclear Stewardship with China" (with David Gombert), The Survival Editors' Blog, IISS, February 16, 2023.
"Experts react: How a year of war in Europe remade NATO, and what comes next," Atlantic Council, February 24, 2023.
"China’s spy balloon can help deflate US nuclear tensions with Beijing," (with David Gombert), Defense News, February 7, 2023.
"Putin’s next escalation is coming. How should the West respond?" (with Alexander Vershbow and Julian Lindley-French), Atlantic Council, October 28, 2022.
"Can Civil War happen again?" (with David C. Gompert), The Hill, September 17, 2022.
"Six months, twenty-three lessons: What the world has learned from Russia's war in Ukraine," Atlantic Council, August 23, 2022.
"Now for the hard part: A guide to implementing NATO’s new Strategic Concept," (with Timo S. Koster), Atlantic Council, July 22, 2022.
"Our experts decipher NATO’s new Strategic Concept," Atlantic Council, June 30, 2022.
"Face it, NATO: The North Atlantic and Indo-Pacific are linked," (with Daniel S. Hamilton), Defense News, June 21, 2022.
"A prolonged ceasefire may be the likely endgame in Ukraine," (with Alexander Vershbow), Defense News, May 16, 2022.
"NATO Will Need a Transition Plan If Finland, Sweden Ask to Join," (with Barry Pavel), Defense News, April 19, 2022.
"Lessons for NATO from the war in Ukraine," (with Daniel S. Hamilton), Politico, March 23, 2022.
"Advice for Xi Jinping on China’s Ukraine choice," (with Robert A. Manning), The Hill, March 15, 2022.
"How might allies respond if Russia invades Ukraine?" Defense News, December 7, 2021.
"Prioritize NATO’s core task: collective defense," Defense News, Nov 23, 2021.
"Needed: A transatlantic agreement on European strategic autonomy," Defense News, October 10, 2021.
"The China-Lithuania Rift Is a Wake-Up Call for Europe," Foreign Policy, September 22, 2021.
"Experts react: The AUKUS deal has shaken the transatlantic alliance. What should the US and its allies do now?" Atlantic Council, September 21, 2021.
"Here’s how Biden could mitigate damage done by the Afghan withdrawal," Defense News, August 26, 2021.
"Purchase of US Abrams tanks strengthens Poland and NATO against Russia," Notes from Poland, July 20, 2021.
"Transatlantic Cooperation on the China Challenge," The Diplomat, May 11, 2021.
"NATO’s focus on China is too narrow," Defense News, April 3, 2021.
“How Biden can reenergize strategic arms control,” Defense News, December 22, 2020.
“Four factors to consider in keeping NATO relevant,” (with Dan Hamilton), Defense News, November 24, 2020.  
“America is Clearly in Decline. But it Can Be Reversed,” The National Interest, October 17, 2020.
“NATO needs a new core task,” (with Timo Koster), Defense News, July 22, 2020.
“The folly of a NATO troop withdrawal decision,” Defense News, June 9, 2020.
“NATO Should always work from home,” (with Chris Skaluba), Defense One, April 10, 2020.
“A Compromise is needed on transatlantic defense cooperation,” (with Jim Townsend), Defense News, October 16, 2019.
“A guide to how the US and Finland can enhance defense cooperation,” (with Stephen Shapiro), Defense News, September 17, 2019.
“A Last Chance for Turkey? There could still be time to fix the S-400 issue,” Defense News, July 29, 2019.
“Trump’s War?,” Military Times, June 23, 2019.
“5 consequences of life without NATO,” Defense News, March 19, 2019.
“NATO Must Adopt Readiness Initiative to Deter Russia,” Atlantic Council, July 2, 2018.
“German F-35 decision sacrifices NATO capabilities for Franco-German industrial cooperation,” (with Jim Townsend), Defense News, February 8, 2019.
“NATO needs a European level of ambition,” (with Gene Germanovich), Defense News, December 7, 2018.
“Trump’s decision to end nuclear treaty will strengthen Putin,” San Francisco Chronicle, October 22, 2018.
“Despite infighting, here is how NATO can persevere,” Defense News, September 20, 2018.
“What NATO’s burden-sharing history teaches us,” Defense News, July 9, 2018.
“NATO Must Adopt Readiness Initiative to Deter Russia,” Atlantic Council, July 2, 2018.
“Needed: A Balkan initiative for the NATO Summit,” (with Edward Joseph), Defense News, May 2, 2018.
“For NATO, True Interoperability Is No Longer Optional,” (with Elisabeth Braw), Defense One, December 18, 2017.
“Trump Can Turn the Tables in China,” (with Tim Fairbank), US News, November 7, 2017.
“US should consider no-fly zone for North Korean missile tests,” (with Robert Bell) Defense News, August 17, 2017.
“Make a move: Key steps to a new NATO air power game plan,” (with Frank Gorenc), Defense News, June 5, 2017.
“Pushing Back Agains Populism,” (with Jeff Stacey), US News, May 9, 2017.
“Central Asia is a Critical Crossroads,” (with Timothy Fairbank), US News, March 30, 2017.
“Our NATO Partners Should Engage Trump in Brussels,” (with Jaap de Hoop Scheffer), Newsweek, February 25, 2017.
“Can Trump make a deal with Putin?” (with William Courtney), US News, December 1, 2016.
“When leaders’ temperament leads to disasters,” (with David Gompert), Philadelphia Inquirer, August 26, 2016.
“Defend the Arteries of Society,” (with Frank Kramer and Dan Hamilton), US News And World Report, June 9, 2015.
“Don’t sugarcoat the costs of war with Iran,” The Washington Post, March 19, 2015.
“Putin and the Mariupol Test,” (with John Herbst), International New York Times, March 15, 2015.
“Carter’s Critical Priorities,” (with Frank Kramer), Defense News, January 13, 2015.
“Rapprochement With Russia?” (with Christopher Chivvis and Olga Oliker), International New York Times: December 30, 2014.
“The Iraq War: Bush’s Biggest Blunder,” (with David Gompert and Bonny Lin), Newsweek, December 25, 2014.
“The Power to Coerce;” (with David Gompert), U.S. News and World Report, July 9, 2014.
“A New Western Strategy towards Russia;” (with Frank Kramer), The Hill: Congress Blog; June 12, 2014.
“Will Putin Fall Victim to One of History’s Classic Blunders?” (with David Gompert), Foreign Policy Blog; April 14, 2014.
“Europe at a crossroads” (with Madeleine Albright); London Times, February 1, 2014.
“The Trial of the Lincoln Conspirators,” Foreign Policy, posted by Thomas Ricks, April 8, 2013.
“Rethinking US Security Strategy”; International Herald Tribune (IHT), March 24, 2013.
“A leaner NATO needs a tighter focus”, International Herald Tribune (IHT), February 4, 2012.
“A Sensible Decision”; Washington Times, September 30, 2009.
“From Comprehensive Approach to Comprehensive Capability”; (with Friis Petersen), NATO Review Online: April 18, 2008.
“NATO needs a new lease”; (with Friis Petersen), Washington Times: April 2, 2008.
“Finishing the Job in Afghanistan”; Wall Street Journal: November 10, 2007, p A11.
“At War But Not War-Ready”; Washington Post: November 3, 2007, p A19.
“New Nuclear Deterrence”; Washington Times: August 19, 2007, p B4.
“Force Multiplier for Iraq”; Wall Street Journal: (with Bing West), November 21, 2006
“Kosovo’s difficult road”; International Herald Tribune (IHT): October 4, 2005.
“A trans-Atlantic storm over arms for China”; IHT: February 9, 2005.
“NATO and the EU”; IHT: April 20, 2005.
“A New, But Necessary Job for NATO”; IHT: April 9, 2004.
“Need for speed in heavy deployments”; Washington Times: July 15, 2003.
“A new strategic basis for US forces in Europe”; IHT: February 2003.
“How to save the alliance”; IHT: May 13, 2003.
“Europeans should say ‘yes’ to Rumsfeld,” (With Richard Kugler); IHT: October 24, 2002.
“Strengthen nuclear deterrence”; Christian Science Monitor: May 30, 2002.
“A European Spearhead Force Would Bridge the Gap”; IHT: February 16, 2002; also see Transforming NATO: An NDU Anthology page 55.
“A Balanced Way Out of the Pentagon’s Deadlock”; IHT: August 8, 2001.
”A Trans-Atlantic Division of Labor Could Undermine NATO”; IHT; April 7-8, 2001.
“How to Build an International Consensus for Missile Defense”; IHT: Mar. 7, 2001.
Long-Term Strategy to Stabilize the Balkans; IHT: June 2, 1999.
“NATO Needs a Southern Strategy”; IHT: March 17, 1998.
“Measuring NATO’s Outreach”; The Washington Times: August 21, 1997.
“Snags in the Velvet Divorce”; The Washington Times: August 19, 1992.
“Europe Needs a Framework For the Peace”; IHT: July 9, 1992.
“Russia’s President Needs an American Consensus” (with Max Kampelman); IHT: June 16, 1992.
“In the Kuril Conundrum, Okinawa Offers Instruction”; IHT: May 15, 1992.
“NATO Can’t Be Vague About Commitment to Eastern Europe”; IHT: November 8, 1991.
“Try for a Compromise, Croatian Land for Peace”; IHT: September 23, 1991.
“How NATO + EC + WEU Can Equal Security for Europeans”; IHT: April 2, 1991.
“And What if the Iraqi Played for a Draw?”; IHT: September 29-30, 1990.
“NATO Should Offer a New Nuclear Equation”; IHT: July 5, 1990.
“United Nations: Rush Hour Ahead”; IHT: 1990.
"How Bush Can Help Build a New Europe," London Times, April 3, 1990.
“New Realities Call for a New Line on Arms Controls”; IHT: January 19, 1990.
“Rethinking the NATO Deterrent in a World of Uncertain Threat”; IHT: 1989.
“Bush’s new angle on the world”; The Times of London: January 18, 1989.
“Time to patch up NATO”; The Times of London: 1988.
“Disquiet on the Rhine”; The Independent: March 2, 1988.
“START: A Disarms Race Would Have Been Chancy”; IHT: April 29, 1988.
“START Down the homestretch”; The Christian Science Monitor”: April 7, 1988.
"INF: El tratado hace efectiva la verificacion de las fuerzas nucleares," Internacional, 9 de Marzo, 1988.
“For Zia, Three Tough Choices Loom”; IHT: July 19, 1988.
“Few local clubs have blacks,” Virginia Sentinel, autumn 1972.
"Congressional races go to the wire," Virginia Sentinel, November 2, 1972.
“Okinawa: a great debate,” in Boston Globe, December 26, 1971.
“Opposition to Okinawa treaty building,” Boston Globe, October 25, 1971.
“Hong Kong’s Business Future Bright but Poor Suffer,” Framingham News, August 18, 1970.
“Air Pollution: Tokyo’s Business Slow to React,” Framingham News, Summer 1970.
“Agnew Disputed on media,” in Boston Globe, January 18, 1970.
“Political Pressures Aggravate Japan’s Problems,” Framingham News, Summer 1970.
“Britain Tries to Keep a Far East Alliance,” Framingham News, Summer 1970.
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