Russia Gains When Donald Trump Trashes NATO - New York Times

Many 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 ...

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

For 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 ...

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

House 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Paul Ryan pushed back on claims by President-elect Donald Trump that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is obsolete.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 ...

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

Just 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 ...

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

A 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 ...

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

German 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 ...

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

Europe'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responded with alarm and anger Monday to President-elect Donald Trump's comments published over the weekend that NATO is obsolete and that NATO's European members are failing to pay their fair share to the alliance's budget.

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

Germany'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 ...

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

CONGRESSIONAL 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.

Trump worries European allies before inauguration - Los Angeles Times

Even 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 ...

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

BRUSSELS—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 ...

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

BRUSSELS — 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 ...

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

Donald 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 ...

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

If 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 ...

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

President-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 ...

Donald Trump's errors on Europe - American Enterprise Institute

Editor'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 ...

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

OTTAWA - 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 ...

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

DAVOS, 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.

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

For 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 ...

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

President-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 ...