My brief comment on the security implications of Trump’s election for the future of North Atlantic relations as part of an article on ‘the five things President Trump could mean for Italy’ published on The Local Italy.
…As for security, Trump criticized NATO throughout his campaign, arguing that other countries in the alliance weren’t pulling their weight. Eugenio Lilli, a lecturer in US Foreign Policy at Rome’s John Cabot University, told The Local: “Perhaps something may change in the security relationship between the two countries given Trump’s statements concerning NATO and the EU.
In fact, Trump has questioned America’s alliances and commitments, and argued that US ‘protection’ should be in exchange for payment. However, I am not sure how and if these statements will actually result in a significant change of policies.”
Read the full article here