When she meets the U.S. president, the German chancellor will have the awesome task of defending Germany, Europe, and the Western liberal order.
Talk of a European nuclear deterrent might be welcome in Washington, but such a scheme would do very little to help Europe tackle the biggest challenges it faces.
Since Donald Trump was elected U.S. president in November 2016, reality has gained ground in the battle against populism.
Despite his high ratings, it’s not certain that the Social Democratic Party candidate for chancellor, Martin Schulz, will be victorious in Germany’s 2017 federal election.
The success of populist movements across Europe is not inevitable, despite Britain’s vote to leave the EU and the election of U.S. President Donald Trump.
European governments have had enough of U.S. haranguing but still have different views about defense and security.
Slowly, Germany is taking on more responsibility in security and defense as Europe faces major internal and external threats.
Angela Merkel and other European leaders should act fast to counter Donald Trump’s attempts to encourage the EU’s disintegration.
Closer European integration and decent leadership instead of closed borders or political correctness could rescue the EU’s liberal system.
Some of Germany’s prominent voices are musing about the options of a German or non-NATO European nuclear deterrent should a Trump administration roll back U.S. commitments to the alliance.