Prague hoping Trump's NATO comments are just campaign rhetoric

How does the Czech foreign policy community view Mr. Trump's suggestion on the campaign trail that the US might not necessarily honour NATO's key Article 5 and come to the defence of another member if it were attacked? Ian Willoughby from Radio Prague posed this question to Petr Kratochvíl, the Director of our Institute. Furthermore Petr Kratochvíl elaborated on Trump's perceived positive attitude toward Russia and Vladimir Putin, and on whether that should be a cause of concern to Czechs and other peoples in the Central and East European region. He also commented on whether Trump's win provides a kind of boost to anti-establishment politicians around Europe and the Czech Republic.

You can listen to the interview from 9 November here.

Doc. Mgr. Ing. Petr Kratochvíl, Ph.D. is the Director of the Institute of International Relations Prague and among his areas of interest are for example Czech foreign policy or the political relations in the post-Soviet area.