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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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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North Korea: Any progress beyond the Olympics detente?

It seems that South Korean President Moon Jae-in is quite heavily betting on Korean Olympic display of unity. But what would have to happen to make it really matter? Does it mean anything for the situation on Korean Peninsula or it is safe to say that everybody will revert to old ways after the Olympics?

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Macerata shooting: Any effect on Italy?

It seems that the perpetrator of shooting in Macerata is clearly connected to far-right scene. Do you have any concerns we might see more incidents like this in the future, do you think it may have some effect on upcoming elections and migration debate? Read few comments.
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Is Trump one step closer to North Korea bloody nose scenario?

It seems that Professor Victor Cha has disliked the idea of a limited strike on North Korea and he is now out of consideration for being US Ambassador in South Korea. Does it tell us something about how seriously is White House considering the bloody nose scenario? Are we getting closer to preventive strike against North Korea? Read few comments.

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Donald Trump vs. the world?

What kind of effect, if any, has had one year of Donald Trump in the White House on the world, can we talk now at least about some framework of his strategy beyond slogans like America First and MAGA? Read few comments.


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