NATO-Russia Council meets again, but the progress is little

Last meeting of NATO-Russia Council took place in December 2016 and today there is another one. So it seems at least the frequency of those meeting is higher. How do you read this, is something changing in NATO-Russia relations or not much, and why?  Read few comments.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: http://www.nato.int

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Will UNITED Kingdom survive Brexit?

Scotland, Northern Ireland but even things like letter from PM Theresa May to Isle of Man pledging to take the island’s interests into account during the Brexit negotiations.UK is the own cosmos of interests regarding Brexit. So will UK survive Brexit as the state or you are worried the unity, and why? Read few comments.

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Brexit negotiations: What are the red lines EU and Britain won’t cross?

UK-EU negotiations must take into the account “gazillion” of issues. But if you look at both sides, where do you see clear red lines for them, is it anything Britain much achieve to avoid being perceived as a total loser, and is it anything like this on the EU side? Read few comments.

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How bad is the health care bill’s failure for Trump, GOP?

How problematic, and why, it is for President Donald Trump and the GOP that the healthcare bill had to be withdrawn? Read few comments.

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London attack as “trophy” attack?

Although with a devastated effect (5 dead, at least 40 injured) in terms of used means (car, knife) the London attack was somehow primitive. But interestingly it seems it aimed at Westminster. Do you think that Western political symbols and even politicians may become more frequents targets for Islamist radicals (it seems the perpetrator was one of them) as before or not, and why? Read few comments.

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Have Syrian war and refugee crisis highlighted existing problems in Lebanon?

With more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees, compounded with other refugee communities, Lebanon is the country with the highest per-capita concentration of refugees worldwide.

He was the best in his class. 17-year old Syrian Hozaifa is now paraplegic after bombing and lives as refugee in Beqaa, Lebanon. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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Will James Bond fight Donald Trump? ;-)

James Bond writers suggested that with people like US President Donald Trump, the Bond villain has become a reality. So we have Trump, we have Brexit, we have fake news (Tomorrow Never Dies comes to my mind). Do you think the next James Bond movie will be/should be influenced by this geopolitical reality and why and how? Read few comments.

The Geographies, Genders and Geopolitics of James Bond by Lisa Funnell, Klaus Dodds

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