Will an arm race in Europe reappear without INF missile ban?

We are basically counting hours before the Trump administration will announce that it will walk away from the INF Treaty. It will create a new situation, so what could be done to mitigate the damage and should we be worried about possible new arms race in Europe? Read few comments.

All Allies agreed that Russia’s SSC-8 system violates the INF Treaty, says NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: https://www.nato.int/

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What is the future of Nord Stream 2? Will it really happen?

Norbert Röttgen, chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the German Bundestag just wrote: Germany in particular must urgently reconsider the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. Do you see Nord Stream 2 as a done deal, or do you think it still might not happen, and why? Read few comments.

Pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit near Denmark’s Great Belt Bridge on its journey to join the Nord Stream 2 construction fleet in the Baltic Sea. The vessel is operated by contractor Allseas. Credit: https://www.nord-stream2.com/

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Trump-Putin meeting was cancelled. What does it mean?

After the escalation in Azov Sea President Donald Trump cancelled the meeting with President Vladimir Putin. What does it mean for US-Russia
relations? Read few comments.

News conference in Helsinki following talks between the presidents of Russia Vladimir Putin and the United States Donald Trump. Credit: http://en.kremlin.ru

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What’s next for Ukraine-Russia relations?

What’s next for Russia-Ukraine conflict, do you think that what’s is going on in Azov Sea is somehow a new phase, or not and why? Read few comments.
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Midterm elections and foreign interference

As the midterm elections are approaching, do you see some similar signs of foreign influence as in 2016 that might have an effect on the voting, is the US better prepared after 2 years? Read few comments.

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Trump’s INF withdrawal move: Unwise mistake which might translate into a more chaotic situation

What would the US out of the INF Treaty mean for European, transatlantic security, what what be your biggest concern here? Read few comments.


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What has Putin learned from his meeting with Trump?

In your opinion, is it something President Vladimir Putin has learned from the meeting and press conference with President Donald Trump in terms how to deal with Trump, do you expect any changes in Russian policies towards the US? Read few comments.

News conference in Helsinki following talks between the presidents of Russia Vladimir Putin and the United States Donald Trump. Credit: http://en.kremlin.ru

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