The NATO summit in the shadow of American scoldings: US president Donald Trump demands higher defense expenditures, especially from Germany. But there is growing concern Trump could be making agreements with Vladimir Putin - at the expense of long-standing allies. Where is Nato heading? Guests: Claudia Major (SWP), Tyson Barker (Aspen Institute), Christian F. Trippe (DW).
Our guests are:
Claudia Major from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs says:
"NATO is only as strong as its members make it. Open conflict undermines its collective defense commitment."
DW-Correspondent Christian F. Trippe says: "US President Trump could sell out the alliance to Putin. This concrete fear among allies shows that NATO is eroding."
Tyson Barker from the Aspen Institute Germany says:
"For too long, NATO has been so preoccupied with threats from the East and South, that it has overlooked threats coming from within."