Short notice: Trump wants to expand NATO to the Middle East

Short notice: Trump wants to expand NATO to the Middle East

While Russia expert Prof. Rahr predicts that NATO will dissolve, it is interesting to listen to Trump. What is his new idea? The most interesting thing I heard yesterday was his tweet that NATO should incorporate Middle East countries. As Macron and even the British or partly AKK want NATO to concentrate more to the South than to the East and against Russia (AKK less and the East Europeans not at all), even see Russia as a potential partner in the Greater Middle East, nobody seems to recognize this in German media. Trump´s focus is on Iran and China, not on Russia and North Korea. NATO for him is only valuable if it serves this idea. This also the reason that China for the first time was mentioned as a potential threat for NATO at the 70 year meeting. And nobody takes his idea that NATO should enlarge to the Middle East a serious idea. Or is Trump´s enlargement talk just a way to find NATO support for his Iran war and how would Turkey and Russia react if NATO would intervene in the MENA region? Is this realistic? Or wants Trump to make the test and replace NATO by a bilateral US security architecture for Europe and the Greater Middle East with some willing key states as the centrifugal interest in NATO can´t be met anymore?

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