Merkel and Macron in Washington. But what is the reality of transatlantic relations?

This is a week of President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel visits to Washington. With tariffs and Iran deal there are two big topics on the table and it is another test for transatlantic relations. How would you say Europe was able to adjust to Donald Trump’s presidency, maybe even to shape his presidency? Read few comments.
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Success and failure of Rex Tillerson

What was the biggest success if anything, and what the biggest failure of  Rex Tillerson in the office? Could Mike Pompeo be an improvement over Tillerson? Read few comments.

Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Credit: https://www.state.gov/

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Trump-Kim Jong-un summit: How did we reach this point?

It is pretty shocking twist of events as President Trump and NK leader Kim Jong-un are going to meet. In your opinion, how did we reach this point and wat do you expect from this? Read few comments.
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A window of opportunity for talks between North Korea and the US?

VPOTUS Mike Pence said that during conversations with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in, the U.S. and SK had agreed on terms for “further engagement” with the North. Such an engagement would be conducted first by the South Koreans and “potentially” with the U.S. shortly thereafter. How do you read this statement, do you see any potential window of opportunity for diplomatic talks between North Korea and the US? Read few comments.

US Vice President Mike Pence meets South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Credit: https://kr.usembassy.gov

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Donald Trump vs. the world?

What kind of effect, if any, has had one year of Donald Trump in the White House on the world, can we talk now at least about some framework of his strategy beyond slogans like America First and MAGA? Read few comments.


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Will/can Tillerson stay? Does it matter?

How would you assess the chance of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to survive at Foggy Bottom, does he deserve to survive? Read few comments.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Credit: U.S. Department of State

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Expectations are high for Trump’s first Asia visit. But…

A lot is eclipsed by the North Korea nuclear program but as President Donald Trump prepares for his first trip to Asia how (un)clear are the priorities of his administration in this region, what are/should be those priorities? Read few comments.


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