Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 9, 2018

Bernd Riegert, DW: Brace yourselves, NATO — Donald Trump is coming

NATO members are worried that US President Donald Trump could cause serious damage to the alliance. These are testing times for the trans-Atlantic relationship, DW's Bernd Riegert writes.

Donald Trump is bringing his show to Europe. And it is bound to make headlines. On Wednesday, the US president will be in Brussels for the NATO summit, where he will likely continue to ruffle feathers. Two days later, the president will meet Queen Elizabeth in England. And then, on July 16, Trump will travel to Finland to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, which could mark the beginning of a new, deep bond between the presidents.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 9, 2018

Analysis: President Trump goes to Europe this week. Its leaders are bracing for the impact. -- Washington Post

How NATO can survive Trump and Putin -- Peter Apps, Reuters

NATO wary about summit with Trump days before he meets Putin -- M.K. Bhadrakumar, Asia Times

For Kim, age and longevity matter as he plays to outlast Trump -- Peter Brown, Asia Times

Analysis: Harsh words may mean NKorea seeks deal with Trump -- Ken Moritsugu, AP

In nod to North Korea, Pompeo praises Vietnam -- David Hutt, Asia Times

A Realist Approach to Syria -- Adam Lammon & Jacob Eishen, National Interest

Pushing Back on Iran: A Different Approach -- Kenneth Pollack, The Cipher Brief

Why Can’t Pakistan Facilitate a Long-Term Ceasefire in Afghanistan? -- Diplomat

Pakistani voters weigh their options as China and the military transform their country -- Rosita Armytage, The Conversation

Brazil's Judges Duel Over Former President Lula -- Jill Langlois, Los Angeles Times

In Poland, fighting for the will of the people -- John Lloyd, Reuters

Theresa May’s Government Nears Collapse as She Prepares to Host Trump -- Curt Mills, National Interest

Brexit Crisis Isn't as Deep as It Looks -- Therese Raphael, Bloomberg

A zero tariff auto deal could be true test of China’s trade mettle -- Christopher Scott, Asia Times

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