No matter who wins in November, turning back the clock to 2016 will not be possible. European trust in U.S. leadership has been irreparably damaged.
The theme of the 2020 Munich Security Conference, “Westlessness,” reflects the crisis facing the West and the decline of the post-1945, Western-led multilateral order. But can it be reversed?
The Europeans should stop writing off the West and instead worry about China, Russia, and other illiberal regimes.
The biggest challenge that democracies face against cyber threats is to develop effective responses without undermining the very values and principles they are designed to protect.
The West is not in good shape, but its ability to survive, adapt, and inspire are strengths that need to be recognized and exploited.
In February 1945, the leaders of the United States, the Soviet Union, and the UK hammered out the fate of postwar Europe in a bombed-out resort on the Black Sea. Seventy-five years later, how have their decisions held up?
The liberal order has always been under pressure but managed to survive and flourish. Now, the attraction of other models of governing is increasing despite their negative impact on individual freedoms and rights.
Global problems require complex solutions. The current growing global disorder in its many forms makes the case for a reimagined international peace project, albeit a very different one from that of a century ago.
Without corrective action, the United States and Europe will drift further apart over the 2020s, regardless of who sits in the Oval Office.
The multilateral arms control agreement that allows countries to fly unarmed surveillance aircraft over each other’s territory cannot afford to be torn up—but only a big transatlantic effort can save it.