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

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Turkey referendum: What’s next for Turkey-NATO, Turkey-EU relations?

What kind of impact from the referendum do you expect on the NATO-Turkey, EU-Turkey relations? Read few comments.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO. Credit: http://www.tccb.gov.tr/

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NATO-Russia Council meets again, but the progress is little

Last meeting of NATO-Russia Council took place in December 2016 and today there is another one. So it seems at least the frequency of those meeting is higher. How do you read this, is something changing in NATO-Russia relations or not much, and why?  Read few comments.

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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