Those 35,000 soldiers serve American, not German, interests.
Italy’s economic north-south divide has become political.
If Europe is independent and strong, it could challenge the United States. If it is weak, it could not resist China.
Mountainous regions are generally at a disadvantage, which explains why Italy’s north is richer than the south. Technology could change that.
Existing member states worry about corruption, weak governance and unfree markets in the Western Balkans.
Seventy years of deferring to American leadership has left Europe incapable of getting tough.
Angela Merkel is wary of more risk-sharing in Europe. America should try to break up Assad, Iran and Russia.
Neither Russia nor the United States has a reason to escalate in the war in Syria.
Donald Trump treats the American presidency like his reality-TV version of a business.
It would be the first time an American president met with the North Korean dictator.