In the days immediately after United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s address in the Concert Noble unsettled the Brussels establishment, New Europe’s Director of European Affairs Andrianos Giannou had the chance to speak with US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon D. Sondland at an on-the-record briefing of the EU press corps on December 7.
It was Pompeo’s clear and unequivocal defence of principled realism, the underpinning tenet of the new national security strategy under the Donal...

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