NATO Allies Prepare to Push Back at Trump (but Not Too Much)

NATO Allies Prepare to Push Back at Trump (however Not Too Much)

Robin Niblett, director of Chatham House, mentioned that the Europeans ought to reply by telling Mr. Trump that “NATO is a success story, with increased military spending across the board and two new commands.” But one other worry, he and others mentioned, is that Mr. Trump will search to cut price — “to conflate trade […]

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But NATO shouldn’t be a golf membership, and cash, the one factor Mr. Trump prizes, is only one, slim measure of the prices and advantages of belonging. This president has proven no understanding of the facility of partnership, and the reciprocal nature of its bonds, in an alliance that stands for one thing far greater […]

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In Moscow final spring, I skilled this cognitive dissonance over again. I hadn’t been there in a couple of years, and I used to be shocked by the modifications I noticed. There had been many extra subway stations — since 2009, town has opened greater than 20 new stations. In that very same time, New […]

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President Trump’s subsequent two summits, first with NATO allies in Brussels, then with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, will both restore American international management or kill it off, relying on how he performs our hand. Unity at NATO, adopted by a agency encounter with Mr. Putin, would reveal American resolve to face with […]

Does Vladimir Putin Speak for the Russian People?

Does Vladimir Putin Speak for the Russian People?

FROM COLD WAR TO HOT PEACE An American Ambassador in Putin’s RussiaBy Michael McFaulIllustrated. 506 pp. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. $30. In May 2012, the American ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, accompanied a senior White House official to a gathering with Vladimir V. Putin on the then-president-elect’s nation property. Midway via the dialogue, Putin turned on […]

Trump Assails Critics and Mocks #MeToo. What About Putin? ‘He’s Fine’

Trump Assails Critics and Mocks #MeToo. What About Putin? ‘He’s Fine’

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — President Trump lobbed private and derogatory assaults at two Democratic senators, mocked the #MeToo motion and vouched for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Thursday throughout a freewheeling, raucous rally ostensibly meant to solidify assist for Montana’s Republican Senate candidate. Taunting Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, with a refusal […]

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Even after the assaults we didn’t be taught, and far of the U.S. continues to be like Bambi. The Russian hack of the U.S. elections in 2016 ought to have us on our toes for 2018, however the Trump administration has carried out little to organize to combat off new hacking. Sanger describes a Russian […]

In Pointed Letters, Trump Demands More Defense Spending From NATO Allies

In Pointed Letters, Trump Demands More Defense Spending From NATO Allies

WASHINGTON — President Trump has written sharply worded letters to the leaders of a number of NATO allies, together with Germany, Belgium, Norway and Canada, taking them to process for spending too little on their very own protection and warning that the United States is shedding persistence with their failure to fulfill safety obligations shared […]

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PARIS — The German authorities of Chancellor Angela Merkel falls, torn aside by calls for from her conservative inside minister, Horst Seehofer, that refugees already registered in one other European Union state be thrown out of Germany. The xenophobic Alternative for Germany, or AfD, enters a brand new nationalist governing coalition. The social gathering’s cry […]

Trump Says He Will Announce Supreme Court Pick on July 9

Trump Says He Will Announce Supreme Court Pick on July 9

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — President Trump stated Friday that he plans to announce his choose to switch Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on July 9, shortly kicking off a affirmation battle that the White House and Senate Republicans hope to complete by early fall. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One as he flew to his Bedminster, […]