Confidence in American leadership has plummeted around the world, most sharply in Europe.
We are entering a post-American world, accelerated by President Donald Trump’s disinterest in multilateralism. The post-Cold War era of American hyperpower is giving way to increased interstate competition and the formation of regional blocs.
The strategist recommended strong relations with Europe and predictability in Asia. Trump believes in neither.
By driving France and Germany closer together, the American is reviving the European project he despises.
It depends on whether you think the election of Donald Trump was an aberration or not.
European military integration would augment NATO and signal European, in the absence of American, resolve.
China shares an interest with Europe in an open world economy, but it doesn’t always like the openness to go both ways.
Donald Trump’s defense chief warns that America might take a step back unless its allies spend more.
The European Union and Mexico accelerate trade talks at the same time as America turns its back on the world.
European countries should circle the wagons, uphold liberal norms and deepen military cooperation outside NATO.
A policy of “America First” would leave everybody worse off, except maybe China, Iran and Russia.