How should NATO recalibrate its strategic direction in a rapidly changing security environment? Our Bureau Chief in Washington Alexandra von Nahmen spoke with Wolfgang Ischinger, the head of the Munich Security Conference.
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has revealed that Donald Trump threatened punitive auto tariffs if Europe kept backing the Iran nuclear deal. She also said a post-Brexit UK would align closer to Washington than Brussels.
NATO says it is temporarily moving some of its personnel out of Iraq due to tensions between the US and Iran in the region. The decision follows a similar move by Germany to withdraw some troops from the capital.
In Washington to smooth out trade differences with the Trump administration, an EU commissioner said the subject of car tariffs did not come up. German carmakers will be happy to see the issue off the negotiating table.
As the US and Iran teetered on the brink of war, the leaders of Germany and Russia made a plan to meet in Moscow. But a shifting balance in the Middle East could force Berlin to trust Moscow in the search for solutions.
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