Russia will never join the EU in opposition to Trump’s America. It will play one against the other, like when Putin humiliated Macron by offering Russian security guarantees in place of America’s.
Trump’s words should frighten people in Ukraine. But the actions of his administration should not.
[T]he U.S. ... played the key role in shaping the rules of international trade during the postwar period. Today, the very same U.S. poses a real threat to these rules and institutions.
Without having any idea what a new world order might look like, he tears down the old world order that had been shaped by the West.
"We will strive for an even more permanent consolidation of elements of the U.S. armed forces in Poland."
From an American perspective, nuclear weapons are essential. The Netherlands’ nuclear burden sharing opens doors in Washington.
[P]rojects built up by the U.S. to break down Russia’s isolation are beginning to bear fruit — Nord Stream 2, for example, which Washington openly says is practically its main objective in attacking Russia.
It’s clear that Trump’s goal is not just to expand or protect the U.S. market.