A lot are at stake over whoever wins the US presidential elections. According to experts, whether it will be Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump could also mean whether the world will head to World War 3 or not. As such, NATO’s future also hangs in the balance.
Results of the US presidential election is very important for American security guarantees for Europe, as noted by the International Center for Defense and Security (ICDS) read. The research claims that should Clinton win then the alliance is guaranteed an expansion. However, if Trump triumphs then he would likely decrease US NATO spending – a big blow to what the organization is aiming to do.
US Election Takes NATO Hostage
“The upcoming US elections are a crossroads for American security guarantees to Europe. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, a maximalist both in political background and campaign rhetoric, is likely to maintain the status quo of US NATO assistance and possibly increase allied presence along NATO’s eastern flank,” the study noted. The research also looked into the statements of the two candidates throughout their elections campaigns.
Trump to Betray US for Russia?
“Donald Trump vacillates between two dangerous extremes: hair-trigger impulsivity and sycophantic flattery of Vladimir Putin,” ICDS added on Clinton’s Republican rival. The research goes as far to say that the candidate has a tendency to spark international incidents without warning and even actively promotes it. There are also deep economic and personal interests from Trump’s side on Russia so the conflict also lies there.
Nonetheless, Russia claims that the US military does not seem keen to start any peaceful accord with Russia as they seem to be in no hurry to follow President Obama’s orders on Moscow cooperation.
“We can only guess why they decided to convene an emergency [UN Security Council] meeting on a day off. Although it’s not hard to guess. It’s obvious that the West, headed by the US which leads the coalition against ISIS and – as they say – Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria, is failing to meet its obligations,” RT quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.