Hmm… Macron: Trade wars quickly become war

,,Trade wars quickly become war,” full stop, French President Emmanuelle Macron said. How do you see such statement, as an exaggeration as it is hard to compare past with the situation now, or as an reminder that current tensions might lead to something bigger? Read few comments.

French President Emmanuel Macron. Credit,: http://www.elysee.fr

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US-China: From trade conflict to real one?

Do you think that current more or less tit-for-tat tariffs steps between the US and China might also have clear consequences for political, security Washington-Beijing relations, any worries that we could move from trade escalation to wider political conflict, or not and why?  Read few comments.
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Will Western strikes affect Syrian war?

Do you think that strikes in Syria might have some effect to prevent future use of chemical weapons by the regime, do you see any other effects strikes may have? Read few comments.
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Syria strikes: Russia’s retaliation? What retaliation?

Does Russia (or the others, Iran, Assad’s regime) have means, and what kind of means, to retaliate against the West after Syria strikes, is Russia even interested in some kind of visible retaliation? Read few comments.
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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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Will the next conflict be between big powers?

While for few years ISIS as non-state actor stole a lot of attention the topic of global competition is noticeable in the Donald Trump’s National Security Strategy. How do you see this theme, maybe even trend, of competition among nations, any reasons for worries that competition may lead to conflict? Read few comments.


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