Russian operation in divided America

After indictment of 13 Russians President Donald Trump (I would say predictably) tweeted there was no collusion and no impact on elections result. But if you look at Mueller investigation and other available info, and of course, it is still an incomplete picture, what do you see, a successful Russian intelligence operation that was based on exploiting divisiveness of American society and politics? And what are the lessons learned? Read few comments.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump. Credit: http://en.kremlin.ru

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Will both sides put aside the wider politics of Brexit to protect EU-UK security bonds?

In her speech at Munich Security Conference PM Theresa May has warned of damaging consequences if the UK were to leave the EU without continuing existing security arrangements. What do you see as the biggest obstacles to achieve the security arrangements between the both sides, do you think May’s speech has eliminated some of those obstacles, and if this is not successfully established what kind of damaging consequences do you expect? Read few comments.

Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech at the 2018 Munich Security Conference. Credit: https://www.gov.uk/

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Manfred Weber: Without the EU, the Member States would appear weakened and at the mercy of world events

My email interview with Manfred Weber, leader of the European People’s Party in the European Parliament. The interview was first publish in Slovak in Pravda.

Manfred Weber is the Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament and Vice-President of the Bavarian CSU. Credit: eppgroup.eu

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Parkland shooting: Does America care about own murdered children?

It may sound harsh but I see statements from some observers that after Sandy Hook massacre America accepted that even kids can be shot and no meaningful gun control can be introduced. Another day, and another shooting at high school in Parkland. Can we really say that at least part on American society simply accepts that those things happen on regular basis, is it possible to change this attitude? Read few comments.
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Will more speeches about Brexit bring some clarity?

Do you think that the series of speeches by PM Theresa May and other Cabinet Ministers will clarify what kind of Brexit UK government want and can they succeed in convincing British public that the country must unite as it seems it is the aim of FM Boris Johnson speech? Read few comments.


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NATO will modernise Command Structure. How (un)important is it?

NATO plans to etablish new command centers in U.S. and Germany. In your opinion, now necessary (or unnecessary?) is this step, will is help NATO to be more flexible, adaptable? Read few comments.

Press conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ahead of the meetings of NATO Defence Ministers on 14-15 February at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. Credit: http://www.NATO.int

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A window of opportunity for talks between North Korea and the US?

VPOTUS Mike Pence said that during conversations with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in, the U.S. and SK had agreed on terms for “further engagement” with the North. Such an engagement would be conducted first by the South Koreans and “potentially” with the U.S. shortly thereafter. How do you read this statement, do you see any potential window of opportunity for diplomatic talks between North Korea and the US? Read few comments.

US Vice President Mike Pence meets South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Credit: https://kr.usembassy.gov

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