Search: NATO,Donald Trump (13 materials)


Political Landscape of Europe. The Spectre of Geopolitical Solitude

... more United States in the Old continent. However, their desire is checked by a person who is supposed to symbolize the US – Donald Trump. So some of the America’s European acolytes are ready to bow their heads in acceptance even of this twist of history.... ... especially Stockholm have become a weak link in European neutrality. The sustained efforts of the USA to draw Finland and Sweden into NATO, if not de jure, then de facto, are by no means accidental. The next step in this direction was the signing on 8 May in Washington ...


Looking at Tiananmen Square through the Brandenburg Gate

... country has already suffered the greatest losses through the new U.S. strategy announced a year-and-a-half ago by President Donald Trump? Clearly not Russia, whose relations with Washington were far from perfect even under the previous U.S. administration.... ... serious political axe to grind with Germany and China. Berlin is being chided for its “insufficient contribution” to the NATO budget and its unswerving commitment to the Nord Stream II gas pipeline, whereas Beijing is suspected of “hegemonic aspirations” ...


NATO Is Too Strong to Be Destabilized by One Particular U.S. President

Interview with Christopher Harper, former Director General of the NATO International Military Staff Following the Putin-Trump summit in Helsinki, foreign policy community does not cease to discuss the aftermath of the event and the prospects for Russia – US and Russia – NATO relations. On the sidelines of RIAC ...


Five Questions that Need to be Addressed about American Foreign Policy

... acting as “policeman,” its foreign policy has created some of the instability that we are seeing today. NATO’s Mission Andrey Kortunov: Russian Approaches to the United States: Algorithm Change Is Overdue During the 2016 US Presidential Elections, Donald Trump consistently questioned NATO’s mission . He asked if it was obsolete and wondered if it was really fighting terrorism. He also lambasted NATO members for not paying the required 2% of their defense budget while the United States did all the heavy lifting. Regarding the latter,...


US Nuclear Policy Upgraded

The USA continues to move towards the reinstatement of nuclear weapons as a fundamental element of national and international security Experts and politicians are familiar with several variants of the 2018 NPR. The Huffington Post published a draft in mid-January. On February 2, in the run-up to the February 5 deadline to meet the central limits of the US–Russia New START treaty, the NPR was officially presented in the Pentagon by representatives of the Department of Defense, the Department of...


Trump Should Aid Czech President Zeman in Fighting the “Munich Attitude”

In a December 6, 2016 telephone conversation, then President-Elect Donald Trump and Czech President Milos Zeman agreed to meet in April 2017 – but the visit appears to have been indefinitely ... .... Though some of Zeman’s comments on the resolution of the Ukraine conflict have been simplistic, he fully recognizes that NATO members must discourage Russian aggression. That is why he has made it a national priority to 1) reverse a decrease in defense ...


Open Letter to President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin

... clear again that leaders recognize their responsibility to work together to prevent nuclear catastrophe, and would be positively received by global leaders and publics. A second step could be to increase military-to-military communication through a new NATO–Russia Military Crisis Management Group . Restarting bilateral military-to-military dialogue between the United States and Russia, essential throughout the Cold War, should be an immediate and urgent priority. The focus of these initiatives should ...


USA and NATO: Who Needs Who?

... ‘annexation of the Crimea’ and intends to go further into the region that it has traditionally considered the sphere of its interests. Secondly, the events of October 2016 influenced the stance of the then presidential candidate from the Republican Party, Donald Trump. Before that, he had no real grounds, except for the Ukrainian conflict and the spread of terrorism from the Middle East, to strengthen his posture on ‘real effectiveness’ and ‘necessity’ of NATO. Up until this moment, Russia has only expressed its disagreement with the expansion of the Alliance. But from the NATO point of view, ‘an attempt to carry out a coup d'état’ in a country that aspires to become a member only proves the need ...


Russia And The US: Can Containment Be Stabilised?

... European security and accelerate its transformation. What are these key decisions? Primarily, the balance of power will change. Donald Trump seems determined to build up U.S. military capabilities both quantitatively and qualitatively. Odds are he will not ... ... to military power. Vasily Kuznetsov: Imperatives of Neomodernism for the Middle East Trump’s approach to cooperation with NATO allies will also affect the balance of power in Europe. His restrained attitude toward the alliance raised misgivings within ...


Dual Containment: Trump’s Foreign Policy Dilemmas

... the problems that led to it. The Russian leader has shown that he was unwilling to accept a state of affairs that was disadvantageous to him and destroyed it almost overnight. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Dmitry Danilov: The “Trump Doctrine” in NATO Donald Trump can be expected, explicitly or implicitly, to act in a similar fashion. It’s not that he has a pre-designed strategy for deep reform. Just the opposite. He has no such strategy. But there’s a huge number of problems, imbalances,...


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