Senior Advisor, International Institute for Strategic Studies
President of Italian Institute for International Political Studies
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defence of Latvia
Member of the Bundestag
Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations
It took President Joe Biden nearly five months before he made his first trip abroad in June, to Europe; he had more important things to do. Arguably, that is still the case today.
Nord Stream 2 bypasses Ukraine, reducing the value of Ukraine’s gas transit system to Europe, increasing the probability of military threats from Russia, decreasing the reliability of gas supply to Ukraine and hurting the Ukrainian economy.
Much of the hullabaloo about the future of the United Kingdom’s (UK) international orientation resulting from the Brexit referendum has now subsided.