US-Russia ties: what should we take from the Trump-Putin meeting?
Trump and Putin met on the 16th of July in Helsinki. The meeting was held amidst a complex political background: just several days after the NATO summit (where Trump criticized Germany for collaboration with Russia) and his visit to UK, where he tried to establish the new anglo-saxon economical axis, including criticizing Theresa May’s lack of commitment to fulfilling the terms of Brexit negotiations.
The stumbling blocks of NATO
A meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government was held on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 July 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.
The agenda of the NATO Summit
On July 11-12, 2018 the NATO summit was held in Brussels. On the agenda are key issues regarding how the military bloc functions, defense spending of member countries and the construction of "Nord Stream-2".