Will transatlantic relations continue to deteriorate?

Are Trump’s tariffs a reason for serious concerns regarding US-EU relations? Where are we heading, towards more confrontation with some political, security consequences or this is perhaps an exaggeration? Read few comments.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and US President Donald Trump. Credit: www.nato.int

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US military base in Poland: Will it happen?

Poland offers US up to $2bln for permanent military base Do you think the US might be really interested in this and, though we do not not much about the details, what would be the advantage of such installation from military, strategic point of view? (Predictably, Russian reaction is that it will make Poland a target).

The first M1A2 Abrams Tanks owned by 3rd Armor Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division touched ground in Swietozow, Poland, on January 10, 2017. Credit: https://www.army.mil/

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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EU defense cooperation: How will/should be PESCO used?

This is still just a beginning for PESCO, but in your opinion how should be PESCO used, what would you perceive as a success and what would be a failure? Read few comments.

Military exercise at the Zaragoza Air Base. Credit: European Union, 2017

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Zapad 2017: What are Russia’s strategic objectives

Read few comments. Russian-Belarusian military exercise  Zapad-2017 takes place from September 14.
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What can Georgia expect from the US under President Trump?

On one hand US Vice President Mike Pence recently visited Georgia, on the other hand we have quite unpredictable Donald Trump in the White House. What would you say Georgia could expect from the US, do you think Georgia should somehow change, adjust its policies towards the US (the West)? Read few comments.

Exercise Noble Partner: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks before a crowd of U.S. Soldiers and Georgian soldiers. Credit: http://www.eur.army.mil, Sgt. Shiloh Capers

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Terrorism , defense budgets… What to expect from NATO meeting (with Trump)?

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