Is NATO Still Worth the Price?

Ahead of the NATO summit in Brussels, President Trump continued to question the value of the military alliance. In a conversation with Vox, Council President Ivo Daalder – former US ambassador to NATO – talks about NATO’s role today, why the typical US taxpayer ought to care about the alliance, and what the world might look like without it.

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Ambassador Ivo Daalder on the Trump-NATO Relationship

As the NATO summit took place in Brussels, Council President Ivo Daalder, former US ambassador to NATO, joined this week's Deep Dish podcast to discuss President Trump's relationship with the alliance and one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. This episode was also streamed on Facebook Live and YouTube.

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US-Russia Experts Paint a Dim Picture of Bilateral Relations

While President Donald Trump says the US-Russia relationship is on a new path, the relationship may be too negative and full of historic baggage to improve any time soon, according to a new survey conducted by the Council and the Levada Analytical Center in Russia. Among the key findings, experts in the United States and Russia say that both countries – and both presidents – are responsible for the strained relationship.

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Global Economy

With Brexit, President Trump Actually Gets It Right on Trade

There are all sorts of tough issues the United Kingdom has to deal with to execute Brexit, from immigration policy to financial services access to judicial oversight to regulatory harmonization. Phil Levy writes in Forbes that the one issue that has seemed to surpass them all as an obstacle is Ireland.

Global Security

Will Trump Choose Russia over NATO?

President Trump can arrive in Helsinki to meet with Vladmir Putin as the leader of a strong, united NATO and confront the Russian leader from a position of strength, writes Ivo Daalder in the Chicago Tribune. But if he leaves a deeply divided NATO behind when he departs the Brussels summit, he will operate from a much weaker position. 

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