Is America turning its back on Europe?
The close relations between North America and Europe faced some severe challenges during the Trump presidency.
Recent events, such as the ill-prepared evacuation from Afghanistan and the secret negotiation over Australian submarines at the expense of France, have showed a United States that, at least occasionally, still puts “America first”. This despite the enthusiasm that was present in most European capitals after Joe Biden beat Donald Trump in the US presidential elections last year. At the time it was thought that we could get back to “normal”. It was even argued that this was an opportunity to strengthen the transatlantic bonds.
Have these dreams turned out to be illusory?
Is the United States’ focus on Asia actually coming at the expense of Europe?
To discuss this we have invited some of the world’s most renown experts on international security, Rachel Ellehuus from CSIS, François Heisbourg from IISS and Rolf Tamnes from NUPI.
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