While there may be a collective sense in Vienna and Berlin that security has worsened in Europe and the world, Russia is not seen as a major security threat.
Georgia represents a key test on the possibilities of reform in the former Soviet space.
The more prepared Trump is, then the less likely it is that the North Koreans will take him for a ride.
Only through a clear eyed approach to North Korea can we hope to develop strategies that will have resonance and traction and make the most of the opportunity that we may now be presented with.
Modern summits take months to prepare for. Both parties can afford to slow down the current breakneck pace of unprepared negotiations to make sure they get this right.
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