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

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Brexit: Britain-EU security and defense cooperation will (somehow) continue

Britain is leaving the EU, but of course stays in NATO. But what kind of impact Brexit may have on UK-EU defence and military relations especially taking into account possible deeper EU defence integration? Read few comments.

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US may moderate its commitment to NATO. What does it mean?

SecDef James Mattis said NATO allies must pay more or US will moderate its commitment.

US Secretary of DefenseJames Mattis and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: www.nato.int

US Secretary of DefenseJames Mattis and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: http://www.nato.int

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Does Afghanistan need more foreign troops?

US commander in Afghanistan General John Nicholson was talking about stalemate in Afghanistan, about the need for few thousands more troops. There are still more than 13 000 NATO soldiers, including 8 400 US troops, deployed to Afghanistan. Mainly in the framework of training mission Resolute Support.

General John Nicholson (Commander Resolute Support) with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit:

General John Nicholson (Commander Resolute Support) with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: http://www.nato.int

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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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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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