Qianlong 5pts Incoming US administration (incl White House FP/Sec staff containing up to 5 retired generals!) will probably be happy to continue US involvement in entities such as NATO (provided European members ramp up spending, especially on US equipment) but refrain from the sort of unguided adventurism exemplified by mrs Kagan (nee Nugan) since it looks that the flavour will be more realist than neocon. Trump may yet reveal a presidential persona, if he is interested in reelection in 2020 (he may not like having the job as much as getting it).The French presidential elections (the only influential binary process in W European politics) may also shed some light on the intensity of angry white mobilisation in Europe, although it will probably not become such a complete assault on orderly democracy as it is generally understood. The real problem is: how to make the public understand that governing is only possible within a reality they seem to reject now more than in the past. Of course voters generally dislike their reality/situation somewhat but used to accept that politicians' rhetoric is propaganda and not promises, however now there is a tendency (vz the successes of Farage et al) towards a form of escapism (nostagic or revolutionary) that rejects the status quo a little too much for the process to produce reasonable government aiming at continuity rather than change. The best remedy is of course to let the Trumps and Farages govern and see if they can be reelected..