Does Donald Trump have a real foreign policy?

It seems that if Donald Trump is consistent in something it is probably his more or less praising of authoritarian leaders like President Vladimir Putin. But does he have also a real foreign policy and what would his victory mean for the relations of the US with the world? Read few comments.

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Gymnich in Bratislava: What does it mean for EU common foreign policy?

As Gymnich is taking place in Bratislava we are probably more than ever in the paradoxical situation that everybody is talking about the usefulness of common foreign policy but many countries are not willing to give more power to Brussels. How do you see this old-new problem, any way out of this? Read few comments.

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Obama visits Hiroshima. What does it mean?

It seems for some critics President Barack Obama’s visit of Hiroshima is not enough as he will not apologize but for the other side it is too much because he is going there. How do you perceive this visit? Read few comments.

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Slovakia’s FM Lajcak for the next UN SecGen?: Some voices from P5 and V4

The candidacy of Slovak FM Miroslav Lajcak for the next UN Secretary General is now official. In general, what may your country expect from a candidate as P5 country or as V4 country and hypothetically could Slovak FM Lajcak be an acceptable candidate for your country? Read few comments.

Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslava Lajcak. Credit: ww.mzv.sk

Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslava Lajcak. Credit: ww.mzv.sk

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Madeleine Albright at Globsec: I Am Not Afraid of War But Russians Bite

“In the past, we were afraid of nuclear bombs. Today, we do not know what we fear. I think, it is more complicated than before,” this is how Madeleine Albright, former US secretary of state between 1997 and 2001, compared the Cold War world with today’s situation. Interview with her was conducted at the 11th annual security conference Globsec held in Bratislava and was first published in the Slovak newspaper Pravda.

Madeleine Albright. Credit: Globsec

Madeleine Albright. Credit: Globsec

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Are public hearings important for the selection of the next UN Secretary-General?

As UN Sec Gen candidate hearings kick off  it is for the first time we see such public hearing with the candidates. How (un)important is it in your opinion? Could public hearings have a profound impact on selection? Read few comments.

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Edward Lucas about upcoming Globsec

Why do you think Globsec in its 11th edition is still  important and what should be its focus?

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