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In Praise of a Transatlantic Divorce

| May 30, 2017

Trump’s trip wasn’t a “home run,” but it’s not bad for Europe to start taking more responsibility for itself.

The foreign-policy establishment is in a dither this week over Donald Trump's recent truculent, bumbling, and boorish conduct in Europe. Their concerns hit a new high when German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a speech back home declaring "the times in which we could rely fully on others" are "somewhat over" and suggesting Europe "really take our fate into our own hands."

The reaction back in the United States was swift and bordered on hysterical....

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For Academic Citation: Walt, Stephen M.“In Praise of a Transatlantic Divorce.” Foreign Policy, May 30, 2017.