Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — December 4, 2019

France’s President Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel look on as U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan walk during a photo opportunity at the NATO leaders summit, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Pool

Robin Emmott & Michel Rose, Reuters: Not so nasty: NATO avoids a car crash summit

WATFORD, England (Reuters) – It was shaping up for a repeat of NATO’s disastrous summit of July 2018, when U.S. President Donald Trump unleashed a tirade against European allies and threatened to pull America out of the transatlantic military alliance forged after World War Two.

French President Emmanuel Macron had stunned other leaders in the run-up to Wednesday’s meeting in a country estate on the outskirts of London by declaring that NATO was “experiencing brain death”, a comment Trump branded “very, very nasty”.


Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — December 4, 2019

Seven Decades of NATO — James M. Lindsay, Corey Cooper, and Elizabeth Lordi, council on Foreign Relations

How does Nato look at the age of 70? It’s complicated — Dan Sabbagh, The Guardian

Russia Is Still NATO’s Greatest Challenge — David A. Wemer, Atlantic Council

Muslim world faces potential geopolitical shift — Saqib Sheikh, Asia Times

Russia Is Eating Our Lunch in Libya — Adam Ereli, Washington Times

Turkey-Libya agreement shakes up eastern Mediterranean — Diego Cupolo, Al-Monitor

Italy’s Government on the Brink Again — Silvia Sciorilli Borrelli, Politico EU

How Might a Big Boris Victory Change Britain? — John Keiger, Spectator

Jeremy Corbyn is the UK’s Bernie Sanders — and wildly unpopular. Could he still become prime minister? — Jen Kirby, Vox

The Economics Behind Latin America’s Unrest — Riccardo Arriazu, Worldcrunch

Trump upbeat on nuclear talks with Russia and China, but lawmakers warn of ‘blow up’ — Joe Gould, Defense News/AP

Nuclear weapons are still the greatest threat to world peace. Nato must take action now to protect humanity — Mary Robinson, The Independent

It’s the End of the WTO as We Know It — The Economist

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