EU book launch Robert Vendam: “Donald J.Trump – the first year of a failing and chaotic presidency”

Date(s) - 24/01/2019
18:30 - 20:30

Press Club Brussels Europe


EU book launch

Robert Vendam:

“Donald J.Trump – the first year of a failing and chaotic presidency”

Thursday, 24 January 2019


Press Club Brussels Europe

Rue Froissart 95 – 1040 Brussels

Several US writers have published books on president Trump. Now a former Belgian diplomat has written a book on Trump’s policies during his first year in office, and a second book is in preparation.

You are cordially invited to the EU-launch of this publication. It is the only book about president Trump, published in the US, written by a non-American author. Rather than focus on the mayhem at the White House, the book narrates the repercussions of president Trump’s policies at home and abroad.

Robert Vandemeulebroucke (pen name: Roger Vendam) is a retired Belgian ambassador. He studied history of art and archaeology at Ghent and Ankara universities and assisted a Belgian team in excavating an ancient Gallo-Roman city in Western Turkey.

Upon his return to Belgium, after a short stint at a major publishing company, he joined the Belgian diplomatic service. For almost forty years, he represented his country in four out of five continents, including the US, the Middle East and the Far East.

Since the Nixon debacle, he shows a keen interest in US politics, especially the rise of Ayatollah Khomeiny, President Carter’s nemesis, the Reagan years, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the invasion of Kuwait and the liberation only months later by a US led coalition under President George H.W. Bush.

His ambassadorship later on to Kuwait, including Bahrain and Qatar, began only weeks before the start of the second Gulf War in March 2003.

Since his retirement, he has written articles on the ever more dramatic situation in the Middle East first under President George W. Bush, then President Obama and now under President Trump.

The Press Club is in walking distance (about 200 m) from Schuman metro station.

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