U.S.-Germany crisis goes deeper than Trump’s planned troop cuts | The Japan Times The U.S.-German relationship has held the key to European security for seven decades. Donald Trump’s baffling proposal to withdraw troops from GermanyIt makes little sense, and may never happen China, the US and the post-virus international orderFrancis Fukuyama and Dominique Moisi discuss the once-in-a-century crisis How Trump's China obsession undermined the coronavirus effortAs the US scrambles for life-saving gear, White House shuts out the world's largest supplier Trump and Poland discuss US troops on NATO’s eastern flankPresident Donald Trump has welcomed Poland’s president to the White House, and sending more U.S. troops to Poland to bolster NATO’s eastern flank against Russian aggression is at the top of their agenda Trump confirms plan to slash U.S. troop presence in Germany; some ‘probably’ will relocate to PolandTrump cites burden-sharing as he punishes Germany, host to more than 50,000 U.S. forces and hub of U.S. Cold War military bulwark in Europe Trump says he will ‘probably’ reassign troops from Germany to PolandThe US president has admonished Germany for not spending more on its own defense. Trump, Polish president promise new defence cooperation in EUThe Republican president wants to take thousands of US forces out of Germany and move some of them to Poland. Trump says US moving some troops from Germany to Poland after Duda meetingPresident Donald Trump said Wednesday that the United States plans to move some troops from Germany to Poland, speaking as he hosted Polish leader Andrzej Duda at the White House just four days ahead… Trump says he will send some of the troops he is withdrawing from Germany to PolandTrump predicted that Polish president Andrzej Duda will ‘have a great success’ in Sunday’s presidential vote in Poland. Trump's first foreign visitor amid pandemic is Poland's nationalist presidentAfter months without a visitor from overseas, President Donald Trump welcomed Poland's President to the White House on Wednesday in another attempt to demonstrate his vision -- refuted by reality -- that coronavirus is waning. Opinion | China and America Are Heading Toward DivorceFor 40 years the two countries had an unconscious economic coupling. An Emboldened Beijing Seeks to Consolidate Its Power - DER SPIEGEL - InternationalBeijing is ruthlessly expanding its power. But resistance is growing around the world -- and Germany will soon play a key role. Polish President Duda meets Donald Trump for pre-election boostx Poland’s President Duda seeks pre-election boost from White House visitPolish President Andrzej Duda will be hoping for a pre-election windfall from a trip to Washington on Wednesday that comes just four days ahead of his country's presidential election. Japan’s struggle to reimagine the post-pandemic world | The Japan TimesFor the nation to be an inspiration, it must make better use of the momentum of the new ways of doing business that the pandemic has brought about across the globe. China gives Europe's left and right wings something to agree onVideo summit reflects emerging consensus on need for EU to get tough How the U.S. and its allies should prepare for the post-COVID-19 world | The Japan TimesWith many nations looking to the United States for leadership, the country risks being hemmed in by its economic ties with China. US v China: is this the start of a new cold war?Coronavirus has brought the rivalry to a head sooner than expected – and the scope for non-alignment is narrowing World leaders face dilemma: Deal with Trump or hang on for Biden | The Japan TimesCountries appear to be holding off on deals with the Trump administration, or sticking to their guns in case a Biden administration softens the U.S. stance. John Bolton memoir reveals UK's fragile relations with TrumpFormer US national security adviser reveals series of tensions and pressure points Coherent policy or not, Trump got something right on ChinaTrump understood that his predecessors gave away far more to China than the US received. Post-Trump, Washington and its allies will need to play a long game, demanding from China changes that should have been made a long time ago. COVID-19's potential lasting influence on post-pandemic governance | The Japan TimesOnce a vaccine is found, will world powers embrace globalism or isolationist policies? His reelection uncertain, Polish president seeks a boost from TrumpAndrzej Duda hopes a visit to the White House just days before the vote in Poland will improve his electoral prospects. Trump troop cut in Germany fits a pattern of hitting allies | The Japan TimesIn vowing to pull thousands of American troops from Germany, U.S. President Donald Trump is following a pattern of disruptive, sometimes punitive, moves ag Polish president scales down homophobic rhetoric as election nearsAndrzej Duda, criticised for attacks on ‘LGBT ideology’, hopes Trump meeting will boost campaign Trump troop cut in Germany fits a pattern of hitting alliesIn vowing to pull thousands of U.S. troops from Germany, President Donald Trump is following a pattern of disruptive moves against allies that have dismayed many of his fellow Republicans Nato chief: no firm plan agreed for pulling US troops from GermanyTrump threatened withdrawal after accusing Germany of not spending enough on military Trump says Germany is 'delinquent' as he announces plan to withdraw 9,500 troops from the countryDonald Trump says he is withdrawing 9,500 US troops from Germany because the country is 'delinquent' in its defence spending. Poland’s LGBTQ community in the political crosshairsPoland’s ruling party hopes for political mileage in attacking gay people. Trump gives Duda pre-election boost with invite to White HousePoland’s nationalist president gets photo-opportunity at climax of close-run campaign Polish leader’s Trump card: a pre-election U.S. invitePresident Donald Trump will be giving an image boost to Poland’s populist president, Andrzej Duda, by hosting him at the White House next week, just four days before Poland holds a presidential election in which Duda is facing a strong challenge Trump's first foreign visitor since the coronavirus pandemic began will be Poland's anti-gay, increasingly authoritarian leaderPolish President Andrzej Duda, who has expressed blatant anti-gay views, has pushed his country in an increasingly authoritarian direction. Polish leader may visit White House as Trump pushes troop shift in EuropeThe trip to Washington would come as the US plans a controversial drawdown of troops in Germany. ‘Disaster’ for Nato, US hurt as Trump does battle with ally GermanyUS President Donald Trump’s plans to withdraw 9,500 US soldiers stationed in Germany would hurt the United States’ interests and shake the Nato alliance, political leaders and defence analysts said. After blindsiding allies, US gives no details on Trump’s troop plan‘Nothing firm has been set,’ US NATO ambassador says after Stoltenberg concedes he initially wasn’t told about drawdown in Germany. German ministers hit back at Trump plan to withdraw US troopsForeign secretary says cutting troop numbers will weaken security of both Europe and US Donald Trump to cut half of US troops in 'delinquent' GermanyPresident claims Germans 'owe Nato billions of dollars' and says that Berlin treats the US badly on trade Trump says the US will withdraw thousands of troops from GermanyPresident plans drawdown to roughly 25,000 service members 'until they pay' Trump indicates he's not budging on reducing number of US troops in GermanyPresident Donald Trump indicated on Monday that he's not reconsidering a plan to withdraw thousands of US troops from Germany, despite some Republicans in Congress saying they don't support the move. Trump says will pull US troops from 'delinquent' GermanyPresident's plan to reduce US troops by 9,500 would undermine a long established pillar of transatlantic security German minister, on Trump's troop pullout plan, says security not a commoditySecurity is not a commodity to be traded, German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Tuesday in reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump's plans to cut the number of U.S. troops in Germany. Berlin, NATO warn against US troop cuts in GermanyNATO chief and German foreign minister underline importance of US military presence in Germany for mutual security. Trump’s Former Ambassador to Germany Gets His Revenge - DER SPIEGEL - InternationalIn order to punish the Germans for their supposedly low military expenditures, U.S. President Donald Trump wants to withdraw troops from the country. Observers see it a petty move by former Ambassador Richard Grenell that will primarily hurt American inte Trump confirms US pulling some troops out of ‘delinquent’ GermanyPresident says European ally does not spend enough on defence as required by Nato and treats US ‘badly’ on trade; number of soldiers to be cut to 25,000. Trump wants to slash the number of US troops in Germany, and it could be a win for Russia"It looks like amateur hour" to US adversaries, a security expert said of Trump's plans to drastically reduce US troops in Germany. US to slash the number of American troops in Germany, Trump saysPresident Donald Trump said Monday that the US will slash the number of troops stationed in Germany by roughly 9,500 to 25,000, significantly reducing US commitments to European defence under NATO in… Trump says U.S. pulling some soldiers out of GermanyPresident Donald Trump said on Monday the United States would bring down the number of troops it stations in Germany to 25,000, a cut of roughly 9,500 that is likely to upset both his fellow Republicans in Congress and U.S. NATO allies.