VideoCast: Trump v. NATO

Donald Trump at the NATO summit, Brussels, May 2017

My chat on Tuesday afternoon with Turkey’s TRT World about Donald Trump’s visit to the NATO summit in Brussels tomorrow and Thursday — will he wreak havoc or play nicely?

Donald Trump doesn’t want NATO….Part of it is personal. Trump believes only in himself and his supposed “America First” approach. He doesn’t like to deal with other leaders, at least ones who are not named Vladimir Putin.

Second, it’s this mistaken perception that NATO is “ripping off” the United States, the European Union is “ripping off” the United States.

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.


  1. Putin owns Trump because he has the evidence of Trumps sexploits and where Trumps money comes from. Putin has told Trump to destroy NATO because it is far more powerful than Russia. Trump will do his best to at least damage NATO if he cannot completely destroy it. Putin wants Trump to cause as much havoc as possible in America, NATO and the whole world in order for Russia to become a major world power.

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