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Donald Trump 2.0 — is Europe ready?

Donald Trump 2.0 — is Europe ready?

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In this episode of the EU Confidential, we entertain the idea of Donald Trump returning to the White House in 2024 and what that would mean: for the EU, for the war in Ukraine and for transatlantic relations.

The U.S. presidential election is more than a year away and Trump has yet to secure the Republican Party’s nomination; he’s also facing a mountain of legal hurdles. But it’s worth considering whether Europe is preparing or if it would be as shocked as it was in 2016 if Trump won again.    

Host Suzanne Lynch discusses this with POLITICO’s Nick Vinocur and Majda Ruge from the European Council on Foreign Relations. Both our guests have recently written fascinating articles on that very subject:

Majda Ruge: Polarised power: the three Republican “tribes” that could define America’s relationship with the world

Nick Vinocur: Can Europe survive Trump 2.0?

Also in the episode, a riveting account of life in war-torn Ukraine from our guest Matti Maasikas, the former EU ambassador to Kyiv.  

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