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A photograph of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU, L) greets Russian President Vladimir Putin as he arrives for an international summit on securing peace in Libya at the German federal Chancellery on January 19, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Leaders of nations and organizations linked to the current conflict are meeting to discuss measures towards reaching a consensus between the warring sides and ending hostilities.

Germany relies on Russia for 20 – 25 percent of its total energy needs, a challenge nevertheless from a security perspective

What Trump Gets Right—And Wrong—In NATO Bashing

Ariel Cohen

July 2018, Zahl 006

President Donald Trump brings tough love to his Europeans allies this week during the bi-annual NATO Summit in Brussels. Though obscured by his harsh delivery, the president's concerns over inadequate NATO defense spending and European dependence on Russian energy are legitimate...

Excerpt from Forbes, July 12, 2018.

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