• Public Domain (via Wikimedia)

    The Emperor vs the Adults: Donald Trump and Wilhelm II

    By François Heisbourg

    The analogy between the US president and German emperor works because of similar institutional and international realities, and because personality matters.

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    Small States and Finlandisation in the Age of Trump

    By Hans Mouritzen

    In a multipolar world with weak institutions, and where the alternative can be chaos and war, Finlandisation is better than its reputation.

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    General McMaster’s Sandwich

    By Jonathan Stevenson

    The new US national security advisor’s effectiveness will depend on President Donald Trump’s whim.

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Survival 59-2

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