Trump appears to have little sense of Nato’s history or purpose. It was formed not merely as a military bulwark against an aggressive Soviet Russia, but as part of a positive agenda to secure and expand a liberal, democratic space.
Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election is often characterized as a surprise. The rural and semi-urban swing-voters who backed him are probably also right to suspect that many of Trump’s campaign pledges won’t actually come to pass.
Among the big three European equity markets, Russia will likely turn out to be the clear winner in the new conditions of 2017.
Both options for dealing with Vladimir Putin – containment or regime change – were unpalatable to many at the Warsaw Security Forum.
A series of successful large-scale investments in the consumer sector have raised interest in Southeast Europe among private equity. However, potentially attractive privatisations deals within the region have so far proved elusive.
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