The Europeans should not increase their expenditures to do Trump a favor. The 2 percent is not a gift to the U.S., but instead a necessary investment in their own security.
The US president is playing with fire, yet it would appear that he doesn't really care about possible consequences.
Trump’s aspiration to fundamentally change American politics is separated from reality.
The Russian authorities have made it clear there will be no deal. On the contrary, the Kremlin, like Washington, expresses its readiness to raise the stakes and, if necessary, increase the pressure on Syria.
They did not seem like enemies or like people that have nothing to say to each other, despite their very different personalities.
<i>The fight against terrorism, the issue of NATO, and relations with Russia will be at the heart of discussions on Tuesday between the German chancellor and the U.S. president, animated by very different values. The Trump administration recently attacked Germany for its $65 billion trade surplus.*</i>