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Russia Gains When Donald Trump Trashes NATO - New York Times;

Russia Gains When Donald Trump Trashes NATO - New York Times

New York TimesRussia Gains When Donald Trump Trashes NATONew York TimesMany people in the United States and abroad have consoled themselves by assuming that Donald Trump's outrageous statements were just politically driven, and he'd temper them once he became president. That thinking seems more wishful than ever when ...and more »

Donald Trump's revealing answer to a simple question about heroes - Washington Post;

Donald Trump's revealing answer to a simple question about heroes - Washington Post

Washington PostDonald Trump's revealing answer to a simple question about heroesWashington PostFor some, the most alarming comments by Donald Trump in an interview with reporters from Times of London and Germany's Bild newspaper may have been the ones he made about NATO and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The president-elect called ...and more »

Paul Ryan Goes Out of His Way to Call NATO 'Indispensable,' Despite Trump's Claim That It's 'Obsolete' - Independent Journal Review;

Paul Ryan Goes Out of His Way to Call NATO 'Indispensable,' Despite Trump's Claim That It's 'Obsolete' - Independent Journal Review

Independent Journal ReviewPaul Ryan Goes Out of His Way to Call NATO 'Indispensable,' Despite Trump's Claim That It's 'Obsolete'Independent Journal ReviewHouse Speaker Paul Ryan pushed back on claims by President-elect Donald Trump that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is obsolete. Ryan responded to those comments in an interview with Axios co-founder Mike Allen, the Axios AM newsletter ...and more »

Trump Wants to Break the EU. Will He Instead End Up Being Its Savior? - World Politics Review;

Trump Wants to Break the EU. Will He Instead End Up Being Its Savior? - World Politics Review

World Politics ReviewTrump Wants to Break the EU. Will He Instead End Up Being Its Savior?World Politics ReviewJust when it seemed like the European Union's troubles couldn't get any worse, Donald Trump seemed to rub salt in its wounds last week. In a joint interview with German newspaper Bild and The Times of London, he lauded Brexit, disparaged German ...and more »

Meet Donald Trump's emissary to the superrich: Anthony Scaramucci tells the Davos elite his boss is on their side - Salon;

Meet Donald Trump's emissary to the superrich: Anthony Scaramucci tells the Davos elite his boss is on their side - Salon

SalonMeet Donald Trump's emissary to the superrich: Anthony Scaramucci tells the Davos elite his boss is on their sideSalonA long time ago in an alternate universe far, far away, I wrote a Salon column about how the Republican Party was in trouble because rich gadflies had decided to get personally involved in electoral strategy and that could only spell their doom. These ...and more »

Merkel to Trump: Europe's Destiny is 'In Our Own Hands' - Voice of America;

Merkel to Trump: Europe's Destiny is 'In Our Own Hands' - Voice of America

Voice of AmericaMerkel to Trump: Europe's Destiny is 'In Our Own Hands'Voice of AmericaGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel promised Monday to seek agreement with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump once he is sworn in later this week, but insisted that Europe will chart its own path forward in spite of differences with the incoming American ...and more »

Trump's NATO, EU comments spark fury, fear across Europe - Washington Times;

Trump's NATO, EU comments spark fury, fear across Europe - Washington Times

Washington TimesTrump's NATO, EU comments spark fury, fear across EuropeWashington TimesEurope's leading powers responded with alarm and anger Monday to President-elect Donald Trump's comments published over the weekend that NATO is obsolete and that NATO's European members are failing to pay their fair share to the alliance's budget.and more »

Trump says Europe is in trouble. He has a point. - Washington Post;

Trump says Europe is in trouble. He has a point. - Washington Post

Washington PostTrump says Europe is in trouble. He has a point.Washington PostGermany's foreign minister reports “astonishment and agitation.” The French president protests indignantly about unsolicited “outside advice .” Even Secretary of State John F. Kerry sees behavior that is “inappropriate.” President-elect Donald Trump's ...and more »

Trump's Cabinet knows NATO is important. It's not clear he agrees. - Washington Post;

Trump's Cabinet knows NATO is important. It's not clear he agrees. - Washington Post

Washington PostTrump's Cabinet knows NATO is important. It's not clear he agrees.Washington PostCONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY by Donald Trump's national security nominees last week suggested that the incoming administration would not seek to dismantle the alliances that have undergirded the West — and U.S. global leadership — since 1945.and more »

Trump worries European allies before inauguration - Los Angeles Times;

Trump worries European allies before inauguration - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesTrump worries European allies before inaugurationLos Angeles TimesEven before he enters the White House on Friday, President-elect Donald Trump has signaled that his foreign policy could include a diminished Europe and an unfettered Russia, creating deep unease in many of America's traditional allies. In recent days ...and more »

NATO General (Kind of) Agrees With Trump — Parts of the Alliance Are Broken (Sort of) - Foreign Policy;

NATO General (Kind of) Agrees With Trump — Parts of the Alliance Are Broken (Sort of) - Foreign Policy

Foreign PolicyNATO General (Kind of) Agrees With Trump — Parts of the Alliance Are Broken (Sort of)Foreign PolicyBRUSSELS—The highest-ranking French general in the NATO alliance said Tuesday that parts of the organization have indeed become obsolete, seemingly echoing the latest criticism hurled at the institution by President-elect Donald Trump. But unlike ...and more »

A top NATO general echoes Trump, calling aspects of alliance 'obsolete' - Washington Post;

A top NATO general echoes Trump, calling aspects of alliance 'obsolete' - Washington Post

Washington PostA top NATO general echoes Trump, calling aspects of alliance 'obsolete'Washington PostBRUSSELS — A top NATO general said Tuesday that aspects of the alliance were “obsolete,” echoing President-elect Donald Trump's language and saying that the Western military alliance needs to adapt for a changing world. The admission was a first sign ...and more »

Trump's Rejection of the EU Could Make It Stronger - Bloomberg;

Trump's Rejection of the EU Could Make It Stronger - Bloomberg

BloombergTrump's Rejection of the EU Could Make It StrongerBloombergDonald Trump is not one to mince words: He says he doesn't care if the European Union breaks up, since it is "basically a vehicle for Germany" and calls the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Europe's main defense arrangement, "obsolete." With these ...and more »

Trump's attitudes toward the EU and NATO could lead to 'unprecedented changes in US foreign policy' - Business Insider;

Trump's attitudes toward the EU and NATO could lead to 'unprecedented changes in US foreign policy' - Business Insider

Business InsiderTrump's attitudes toward the EU and NATO could lead to 'unprecedented changes in US foreign policy'Business InsiderIf President-elect Donald Trump's recent statements on the European Union and NATO are any indication, his administration could bring unprecedented changes to longstanding alliances among Western countries. In an interview published Sunday with the ...and more »

With friends like these: Donald Trump's anti-NATO and anti-EU stance scaring America's European allies - Salon;

With friends like these: Donald Trump's anti-NATO and anti-EU stance scaring America's European allies - Salon

SalonWith friends like these: Donald Trump's anti-NATO and anti-EU stance scaring America's European alliesSalonPresident-elect Donald Trump has alarmed America's European allies with proclamations against NATO and the European Union that are worrying for most of Europe — but are being applauded by Vladimir Putin's Russia. “People want their own identity, so if ...and more »

Donald Trump's errors on Europe - American Enterprise Institute;

Donald Trump's errors on Europe - American Enterprise Institute

American Enterprise InstituteDonald Trump's errors on EuropeAmerican Enterprise InstituteEditor's note: The next president is in for a rough welcome to the Oval Office given the list of immediate crises and slow-burning policy challenges, both foreign and domestic. What should Washington do? Why should the average American care? We've set ...and more »

Trudeau affirms support of NATO after Trump brands alliance obsolete - CTV News;

Trudeau affirms support of NATO after Trump brands alliance obsolete - CTV News

CTV NewsTrudeau affirms support of NATO after Trump brands alliance obsoleteCTV NewsOTTAWA - Justin Trudeau is affirming Canada's support of NATO days after president-elect Donald Trump's pronouncement that the military alliance is obsolete. But the prime minister stops short of saying he would be willing to boost the defence budget ...and more »

Trump adviser Scaramucci says parts, not all, of NATO are obsolete - Reuters;

Trump adviser Scaramucci says parts, not all, of NATO are obsolete - Reuters

ReutersTrump adviser Scaramucci says parts, not all, of NATO are obsoleteReutersDAVOS, Switzerland Donald Trump's comments about NATO being "obsolete" reflect how the world has changed, but should not be interpreted as meaning that it needs to be consigned to history, a senior adviser to the U.S. president-elect said on Tuesday.and more »

Mattis Is Right. Here's Why NATO Is Not Obsolete - Task & Purpose;

Mattis Is Right. Here's Why NATO Is Not Obsolete - Task & Purpose

Task & PurposeMattis Is Right. Here's Why NATO Is Not ObsoleteTask & PurposeFor the thousand or so years before the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Europe was the most violent killing ground the world had ever seen. From the fall of the Roman Empire, to the continuous conflicts between small city states ...and more »

Germany must not bow to Trump threats, Merkel ally says - Reuters UK;

Germany must not bow to Trump threats, Merkel ally says - Reuters UK

Reuters UKGermany must not bow to Trump threats, Merkel ally saysReuters UKPresident-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with Martin Luther King III, an American human rights advocate, at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City. REUTERS/Alex Wroblewski. 1/2. left. right. German Chancellor Angela Merkel during news conference ...and more »