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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What to expect from President Trump at UNGA?

During his visit to NATO many expected that President Donald Trump will clearly emphasize NATO Article 5 and the collective defense. I didn’t happen at that time. Maybe now the situation is similar. What do you think the world expects from Trump now from his tomorrow’s UN speech and the world might get? Read few comments.


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What’s next for US-Russia relations? Just tit for tat?

It was hard not to react on Russian actions so when US told Russia to close consulate in San Francisco and two other annexes it was probably expected. Do you think that this tit for tat approach will in the foreseeable future dominate over US-Russia relations or not, and why? Read few comments.

A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump took place on the sidelines of the G20 summit in July. Credit: http://en.kremlin.ru

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What can Poland expect from Trump?

What does President Donald Trump’s visit mean for Poland, perhaps also in the context of the Three Sea Initiative? Read few comments.

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Will Trump unpopularity affect US diplomacy, interests?

According to Pew study the US president Donald Trump and his policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, see e. g.  While hardly desirable it is not the first time when the US is not very popular and open or latent antiamericanism is the reality in many countries. But would you say that such unpopularity also somehow affects the ability of the US to pursue own diplomatic, strategic interests or it is not a big problem, and why? Read few comments.

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How (un)ready is President Trump for his foreign trip?

1. President Donald Trump is on his first foreign trip. He visits Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican, will attend NATO, G7 summit. After few, let’s say, a bit turbulent months in the White House how (un)ready is he for this? And do you think there is something specific, maybe something unusual US partners should be ready for when dealing with Trump? Read few comments.

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