Unquiet on the Western Front because the alliance 74 years between Europe and America is falling apart

Unquiet on the Western Front because the alliance 74 years between Europe and America is falling apart

When the German Minister of Foreign Heiko Maas suggested during a video conference on 15 June, including 28 diplomats and ministers of the European Union Mike Pompeo, that the United States and Europe to push Israel and the Palestinians to revive peace talks, Pompey was diplomatic and rejected the proposal to accept or decline. The same goes for almost every other item on the agenda of the 90-minute conversation, according to European officials who are familiar with the meeting of the US and, who said that the disappointing meeting of the constant erosion since President 74-year-old transatlantic alliance was symptomatic Donald Trump came to office. Since the end of World War II, the United States and its European allies in their commitment to cooperation and democracy, united despite repeated dustups. Well, in less than four years of Trump America First foreign policy, the allies have become divided over issues that require urgent and uniform reaction of China and the crown in the Middle East, arms control and trade. “The EU-USA. Report no longer exists,” said Heather Conley of the Center for Strategic Studies and the Washington International. Pompey did nothing to address – let alone repair – damage during the planned summit, said the US officials and Europeans, all of whom avoided spoke on condition of anonymity, like the American one put it, “worse than making a bad situation. “According to a European diplomat, Pompey,” sent, and the return address was the white house. “in fact, it was Trump, who started the tone of the meeting as a surprisingly European allies meeting with his plan, the number of Member States to cut troops in Germany, which sent Washington to prevent Russia and the strength of the project in the Middle East and Africa. Trump said he makes the cut because Germany does not pay its fair share of the European defense costs. officials of the European defense pushed immediately to the movement. The German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said at a conference in Berlin the day after the US military presence in their country has helped keep the peace in Europe during the Cold War, noting that alongside German troops Americans served in Afghanistan. In an apparent reference to Trump repeated complaints that Germany meets NATO defense spending target of 2% of its GDP, he said he failed “NATO is not a commercial organization, and security is not a commodity”. But it was not the president’s move to take over the German NATO posts in retaliation for German Chancellor Angela Merkel for a couple of days before descending G-7 economic summit this year, Trump presented two State Department and a defense official said. “Here we have another example of Trump personal and personal inclinations animosities have created before the interests of the United States,” said Andrea Kendall-Taylor, a former US intelligence analyst and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security . “The withdrawal of troops announced adds yet another source of tension in the relationship, and another way that the US cracks in the alliance is to undermine the creation and deterrence against Russia.” Before the US-EU conference had accepted the Americans hope and European officials, China will soon by COVID-19 is handled improperly, his “wolf warriors” tried to bully other countries, and its movement would impose a new law for national security Hong Kong underscore the growing demand for US and European economic, political and even medical cooperation. The United States and its European allies agree that China is a threat. “The rise of China is basically shifts the global balance of power, the race for economic and technological superiority heats up, the risks to open societies and individual freedoms were multiplied, and increased competition on our values ​​and our way of life, “the NATO Secretary General Jens Stolten said in a speech on June 8 at a meeting of the Atlantic Council hosted and German Marshall Fund of the United States. But so far the long date allies in an effort to win the race significantly different trodden paths. In May, the United States in a policy statement said that 40 years of economic engagement, social and political have not prod China into “the free and open order based on citizen-centered rules” and conclude that the confrontation and containment must replace the cooperation. The US has to convince some progress allies communications infrastructure and other Chinese security technology entails risks of leaving Huawei 5G. But European nations continue to rely on commercial agreements and international organizations such as the World Trade Organization and the World Health Organization – is the United States has undercut – to try to manage the rise of China and ambitions. The Europeans scored a victory on June 15, when Beijing was an effort of four years, the WTO said to have a market economy in commercial disputes, and announced the same day the European Union to move from China exporters subsidize and planning to avoid a move to take more difficult for European companies, Chinese companies. The US-EU video conference did nothing to forge an agreement on how to China, or respond to a number of other issues that require transatlantic unity. While the United States is silent on plans Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex the Palestinian territories in the West Bank, the German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told Israeli officials in Jerusalem that Europe “serious concerns” were of such actions. EU officials were shocked by Trump administrative decisions for the Open Skies Treaty, which allowed to leave the surveillance flights United States and Russia on some military facilities to conduct, and the treaty on intermediate nuclear forces with Russia, the two arsenals limited floor nations rather than Moscow to honor the agreement to set, introduced medium-range missiles pressure. The only tangible agreement produced the 90-minute meeting, several officials was recognized to preserve what’s Department spokesman Morgan Ortagus State “joint US and Ukraine the EU’s commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity and our insistence that Russia is no longer his aggressive actions of the Donbass region “called eastern Ukraine. “Among the thousands of questions to discuss with the EU on a daily basis, could agree on the Donbas (which is a hot mess that no one pays attention),” Conley of CSIS noted in an e-mail. The erosion of transatlantic cooperation could multiply expensive Internet crime represent a new global threats such as the current and future pandemics, climate change, and the proof of economic competition. “The challenges we face in the coming decades is greater than anyone can cope on their own,” said NATO Secretary General Stolten June 8, “Neither Europe nor America alone by itself. Therefore, we must resist the temptation of national solutions. “correction, August 10 the original version of this story misrepresentation position of Angela Merkel. She is Chancellor of Germany, not its president.
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