What does Merkel want from Trump?

With a bit of exaggeration, but is the upcoming meeting of Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Trump a meeting of the leader of liberal world order with the leader of illiberal world order? At this stage what does Merkel want from Trump and vice versa? Read few comments.

Chancellor Angela Merkel. Credit: https://www.bundeskanzlerin.de

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What is the prospect of second Scottish independence referendum?

How do you read today’s statement of Nicola Sturgeon about second referendum, can she get the permission? Read few comments.

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon. Credit: http://www.snp.org

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Dutch election and Russia’s influence: What is going on?

How big is the topic of possible Russian influence in the campaign before the Dutch election, any indications that there are some attempts from foreign actors to influence the elections? Read few comments.

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A big problem for a small country?: ISIS and Trinidad and Tobago

There are the estimations that perhaps even 130 citizens of Trinidad and Tobago have joined ISIS. This is probably not a small number for not a very big country. Is this also a broader security problem for the region, Caribbean, the US or is it primarily a problem for Trinidad and Tobago? Read few comments.

Trinidad and Tobago

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Is blocking Turkey’s officials from campaigning in Europe a blessing for Erdogan?

As the Dutch government withdrew Turkey’s FM Mevlut Cavusoglu’s travel permission it seems that EU-Turkey relations are deteriorating further every day. So in you opinion, what’s next, is it possible to continue like this or do expect some dramatic development from one or both sides? Read few comments.

Turkey’s President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Credit: https://www.tccb.gov.tr

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Pros and cons of multi-speed EU

Two-speed EU or multi-speed EU has been to a certain degree a reality for some time. But it seems it is to many also the preferable scenario for the EU future. In your opinion, what would be pros and cons of institutionalized multi-speed EU? Read few comments.

The new building of the European Council and the Council of the European Union. Credit: www. consilium.europa.eu

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WikiLeaks CIA leaks not a big surprise but…

TVs turned into covert microphones is the usual headline after new WikiLeaks revelations of CIA practices. If you look at these news revelations how do you read CIA capabilities, any big surprise for you, and why? Read few comments.

CIA seal. Credit: https://www.cia.gov/

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