Posts tagged as Donald Trump

Trump buys Lithuania, EU cannot stop it

By Adomas Abromaitis on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The US President Donald Trump is no doubt a successful businessman who rules his country as if it is a huge enterprise. And this kind of management, to his mind, should lead to success. And very often it really works. As a wise leader he uses different tools to reach his goals. Thus, the most cunning one, which the US exploits in Europe – is indirect influence on the EU…

The five key takeaways from Trump’s State of the Union address

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Donald Trump delivered his second State of the Union address on Tuesday before a divided Congress and the American electorate, urging unity despite giving a speech that often reflected the country’s bitterly polarized political climate. The president attempted to cast his agenda as bipartisan amid rising tensions over immigration following the longest government shutdown in US history last month. Trump’s remarks came as the White House and Democrats in Congress remain gridlocked…

European Defense: Time for a Higher Level of Ambition

By Alexander Vershbow on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

President Donald Trump’s address to the UN General Assembly in September 2018 was a fresh reminder of the United States’ abdication of leadership and rejection of “globalism.” On more and more issues – trade, climate change, the International Criminal Court and, most recently, the Iran nuclear deal – the United States is becoming increasingly estranged from its traditional allies and partners. So far, NATO and transatlantic security have managed to…

From Alaska to Outer Space: Key Takeaways of New US Missile Defence Review

By Matthew Montgomery on Saturday, January 19, 2019

US President Donald Trump has unveiled the country’s new missile defence strategy, aimed at destroying enemy missiles “anywhere, anytime, anyplace”. Here are the highlights of the review, which has been the first to be presented since 2010. “Our strategy is grounded in one overriding objective: to detect and destroy every type of missile attack against any American target, whether before or after launch,” President Trump said on Thursday when presenting…

US exit from NATO

By Jonas Dringelis on Friday, January 18, 2019

Last year, US President Donald Trump suggested a move tantamount to destroying NATO: the withdrawal of the United States. over the course of 2018, Mr. Trump several times privately said he wanted to withdraw from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. D.Trump repeatedly accused Europe of exploiting the United States, because most NATO members spend less than 2 percent of GDP on defence. He especially annoyed with Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel…

Blind mystic Baba Vanga who foresaw 9/11 and Brexit predicted worldwide gloom in 2019

Thursday, December 27, 2018

A blind mystic who predicted Brexit, the Twin Towers attacks and the rise of ISIS has predicted “worldwide gloom” for the whole of 2019. Baba Vanga has been dubbed the “Nostradamus of the Balkans” for her predictions, which seem to strike with eerie regularity. And her life-changing occurrences for the next 12 months have been branded “gloomy and miserable”, and will blight 2019 in woe. Vladimir Putin will come from…

U.S. announces end to its international role of global policeman

Thursday, December 27, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump has declared the end of U.S. international role of a global policeman making unannounced visits to U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq and Germany. U.S. state media organisation Radio Free Europe, reports that on Thursday, December 27, the U.S. President visited American troops at the Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. On Wednesday, December 26, Trump paid a surprise visit to the Al-Asad Air Base in Iraq.…

Mattis, GOP hawks warn Trump against defense cuts at White House meeting

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and two top Republican lawmakers met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday to argue against a $33 billion budget cut he’s considering for the military. Their strategy was to link budget problems to Trump’s sometime-foil, President Barack Obama. Mattis, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe and House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry held the meeting to discuss the administration’s…

Lithuanian formin expects US to make Russia keep to nuclear weapons treaty

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius expects that the United States will force Russia to adhere to a bilateral treaty banning intermediate-range nuclear missiles after Washington last week threatened to withdraw from the pact. Linkevicius said on Monday he regarded US President Donald Trump’s announcement as pressure on Moscow. “I see this as a means of putting pressure on Russia to respect the treaty, because there have been facts for four years now that…

What Donald Trump kept silent about

By Natalia Pushkaruk on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Experts comment on US President’s address to UN General Assembly and its implications for Ukraine. US President Donald Trump addressed the UN General Assemble for the second time during his presidency early in the morning, September 25. During his speech that lasted for almost 40 minutes, he never mentioned Ukraine and referred to Russia only once, in regard to Nord Stream 2: “Reliance on a single foreign supplier can leave a nation vulnerable…