In Times of Uncertainty, We Need Strong, Capable allies: LRN’s Dov Seidman Featured in Time


With the European Union coming under fire from many corners, including the recent “Brexit” vote in the U.K., recent fears about the aggression of Russia in the Ukraine, criticism of NATO expansion, and Donald Trump even saying that NATO is “obsolete,” we’re seeing signs that the enduring fabric of the last decades of the Western world may be starting to fray. Trump recently told the New York Times that we should not respond to an attack on an ally unless we reviewed whether it had met its obligations to us.

Ironically, explain LRN Founder and CEO Dov Seidman and James Stavridis, the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, healthy alliances are exactly what we need to manage the world’s increasing turbulence and danger. In this article in Time, they say “it is abundantly clear that in this time of great uncertainty, the United States still needs strong, capable allies.”