In an interview with DW at the Munich Security Conference, US Republican Senator John McCain speaks about the NSA scandal, Ukraine and US foreign policy under president Barack Obama.
Trump, Brexit, EU and NATO crises – international politics are currently being turned on their head. All eyes are now on the Munich Security Conference, where US Vice President Mike Pence is expected to arrive on Friday.
As the US sought to affirm its commitment to trans-Atlantic relations, Europeans felt it was time to back those words with action. The focus shifted from defense spending to the prospect of a "European way" of security.
For three days, Munich will be the center of global politics. DW takes a brief look at the participants and the logistics involved in such an event, from police and hotel staff to bottles of wine and breakfast rolls.
On its opening day, the Munich Security Conference has raised unsettling questions about the future of Europe, Washington's role in the world and the demise of international relations.
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