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Wolfgang Ischinger: Europeans and Americans must join forces to counter Trump’s dangerous statements

At the recent NATO summit and during visits to the UK and with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, US president Donald Trump has challenged liberal internationalism and the institutions that support it. He has made statements that undermine the solidarity of NATO partners and their commitment to mutual security. In an op-ed in the New York Times, Wolfgang Ischinger calls on Europeans to strengthen their ties with Americans who still believe in a strong partnership between Europe and the US: “Europeans who believe that abandoning the Western liberal order would be an extraordinary act of stupidity must step up our game. But we won’t succeed without strong support from like-minded friends across the Atlantic.”

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More about Wolfgang Ischinger

  • Wolfgang Ischinger, Senior Professor of Security Policy and Diplomatic Practice | Founding Director, Centre for International Security