12 iulie 2018

Europe’s fears about Trump-Putin summit

middleeastmonitor.com

As if the war of words between US President Donald Trump and the leaders of other NATO member countries this week weren’t bad enough for transatlantic relations, European leaders are bracing for his expected follow-up performance at a July 16 summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The timing alone has already cast a dark symbolic shadow at a moment when a clear display of consensus is critical for Western unity. Some European diplomats I spoke with in Washington ahead of the summit fear Trump [...]