Something Jehovah's Witnesses do not talk about so much these days is the "North and South kings" of the book of Daniel, and the reason is obvious. This is one of many failed prophecies of the governing body.
They have not been able to present any new North King since the Soviet collapse in December 1991, over 25 years ago now! And this at a time when they are "so close to the end." and getting closer and closer... They have obviously no clue...
Last time they wrote something about this was in the Watchtower 1/5 2015: "As keen students of God's Word, we wait with eager anticipation to see who in the near future will assume the role of" the king of the north."
The problem for them is that there are still no alternatives. Potins Russia has certainly gotten stronger, but he still has only a tenth of NATO's military capabilities, and can not seriously compete with them. IS, which many JWs hoped would be a new candidate, will soon be knocked down. Remains china... But I do not think they can choose China because they are no witnesses there, they have nothing to do with "the people of God", which is usually a requirement for a new "king".
Everything was so much easier for them when the world was divided between East and West in the Soviet era.
But what about Trump then? Even if the world would radically change with Trump (God forbid), the question is whether they would dare to appoint a new "king of the north"? The world is changing very quickly nowadays. Would they cope with a new failure in this? The bet would be high and the odds low. The question is how much they "await with eager anticipation." I think the governing body are waiting with "eager horror and fear" at this question as the world looks today.
... what do you think?