A Tense Europe Braces for NATO Summit

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Officials walk beside Air Force One as President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Melsbroek Air Base in Haachtsesteenweg on July 10, 2018.  (Photo: Benoit Doppagne/AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Wednesday as part of the alliance’s annual summit. Europeans expect to be criticized over defense spending, and worry that Trump might cancel upcoming NATO exercises, or sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. As day one of the high-stakes summit in Brussels comes to a close, Forum discusses what transpired. We’ll also consider the relevance, and future, of the nearly 70-year-old North Atlantic Treaty Organization.


Daniel Franklin, executive and diplomatic editor, The Economist

Julianne Smith, senior fellow, Center for a New American Security