Italy’s coalition crisis could be one step closer to being solved after Lega Party leader Matteo Salvini said he is open to reopening negotiations with with Five-Star Movement (MS5) - but without controls from Brussels.
Merkel has backtracked on her 30-day Brexit ultimatum to Boris Johnson and insisted she was speaking figuratively when it appeared she had set the Prime Minister a deadline to come up with and alternative to the Irish backstop.
Conte’s shock resignation as Italy’s Prime Minister has plunged the country into chaos - with former leader Matteo Renzi hinting he could even team up with rival Five Star Movement in a desperate bid to counter Lega chief Matteo Salvini.
Donald Trump may be facing his first real international crisis as president, prioritizing trade concerns as China appears poised for a crackdown against pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong which could make a new Cold War all but inevitable.
It is all too tempting to focus narrowly on the maritime crisis in the Gulf. In practice, however, the U.S. already faces other threats in the region and from Iran, and at least one is potentially far more serious in grand strategic terms.
NATO does not issue any net assessments of the balance between NATO and Russia and its capability to deter and fight. It does not openly address any of the many national problems and issues in current force structure nation-by-nation strength and readines
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