President Donald Trump is meeting his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in Paris. The two men have already met twice before: shaking hands in Brussels and posing side by side in Hamburg for a group photo. Their next meeting, on the occasion of Bastille Day, gives them the opportunity to hammer out the details of their [Read more]
The biggest unknown remains Donald Trump himself, and his total unpredictability.
<i>Donald Trump, who has been in office since Jan. 21, has yet to find the time to appoint the head of the American diplomatic corps in Italy.</i>
This year, U.S. Independence Day will once again be celebrated in Villa Taverna’s gardens. However, this time there will be no U.S. ambassador to Italy to do the [Read more]
When the former director of the FBI breaks the code of silence, it is not certain that he does so exclusively to defend democracy.
Everyone’s been talking about it: Trump and Macron’s 'manly' handshake. But another Brussels-related matter has been talked about far less.
<i>While the change in the way films are being watched is unstoppable, a supportive policy is merited whereby streaming platforms are also seen as allies.</i>
War has broken out between the Cannes Film Festival, a French cultural industry icon, and Netflix, the American online movie platform that has 100 million [Read more]
<i>After the election victory of Emmanuel Macron in France, Europe’s stock markets are becoming attractive for investors again. For them, the continent also has a key advantage with respect to the U.S.</i>
What a difference. Jan. 20: Donald Trump continues his populist tirades in his speech upon taking office, [Read more]
<i>With globalization, diplomacy has now become present in practically all fields of human activity.</i>
The international system was born and continues to be marked predominantly by power relations. Whoever has power, rules. Whoever does not, must conform obediently or be forced to find alliances that strengthen [Read more]
Between the American president and Kim Jong Un, the risk of escalation is likely. Most desirable, however, would be real dialogue in the region.
The world has brutally moved from hope to fear.