Trump and the world

Donald Trump has made waves this week, escalating trade tariffs with China and the EU, criticising Nato at the summit and visiting the UK amid protests ahead of meeting President Vladimir Putin next Monday. Here’s the best of our comment and analysis

The US president is making common cause with Europe’s nationalists

Brexiters promote the delusion Britain and the US can recreate a mythical partnership

The Chinese are targeting goods made in the US president’s heartlands

Tensions between London and Washington are nothing new

The very voters who put the US president in the White House will be hurt by tariffs

EU and China should not assume politics will rein the president in 

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Beijing is focusing its response and wants to avoid escalation

The question remains whether other countries should box back in retaliation 

The links between a shadowy world of post-Soviet money and the future US president

Boosting resilience means higher defence outlay and cutting the current account surplus

Washington must be unequivocally committed. Europe should contribute more

Targeting the humble legume could help defeat Republicans in the US midterm elections

US president’s stance may become clearer as he meets Russian leader and attends Nato summit

Letter from Istvan Dobozi, Gaithresburg, MD, US

Letter from Jeremiah Norris, Washington, DC, US