EU and Trump: Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst?

I know it is pretty hard to assess what might Donald Trump do in the White House but it seems that his rhetoric (and some people who are around him) suggests he is hardly the biggest fan of the EU. So what should EU do now, to hope for the best and prepare for the worst? And what could be the best and what the worst scenario? Read few comments.

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NATO and Trump: Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst?

I know it is pretty hard to assess what might Donald Trump do in the White House but it seems that his rhetoric suggests he is hardly the biggest fan of NATO (especially not in the current form). So what should NATO (its members states) do now, to hope for the best and prepare for the worst? And what could be the best and what the worst scenario? Read few comments.

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Trump wants to fight terrorism. But what could be his approach?

It seems clear that Donald Trump and many people around him perceive the islamist terrorism as the biggest security threat. Do you think that the approach of the US towards fighting jihadi groups will change, maybe even radically change, with the new administration and how it might change? Or you don’t expect big changes and why? Read few comments.

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Italy, Libya and migration. (and Russia)

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Trump vs US intelligence agencies?

How PEOTUS Donald Trump openly challenging, mocking own intelligence agencies is probably unprecedented and we may also expect some changes in the intelligence structure. How do you read this, what kind of effect this my have on US intelligence services and their work? Read few comments.

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Berlin attack: Is it possible to stop such attacks?

What happened in Berlin looks like the Nice copycat attack whatever the motive is. Is there any lesson learned out of it in terms of police work and counterterrorism or we have to simply accept that it is impossible to stop somebody who decided to use a truck as a weapon? Read few comments.

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Cooperation? NATO and EU must leave behind theories and institutional interests

NATO-EU cooperation is moving on on issues like countering of hybrid threats but also others, see the declaration from the Meetings of NATO Foreign Ministers. How do you see the future of NATO-EU cooperation in the situation when we have on one hand the discussion about deepening the defense cooperation in the EU and on the other hand with uncertainty created by the victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential elections? Read few comments.

Joint press conference by NATO Secretary General with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs. Credit: http://www.NATO.int

Joint press conference by NATO Secretary General with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs. Credit: http://www.NATO.int

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