The fate of the transatlantic alliance will be determined in November when American voters go to the polls. Should Donald Trump secure a second term, the concept of ‘European strategic autonomy’ would go from being an interesting think tank event topic to a geopolitical reality. America’s abandonment of Europe would accelerate, and Europe would be forced to fend for itself in a world consumed by geopolitical competition. But should Joe Biden win, Europe will also have to prepare itself. Not because it will be abandoned, but because it will be embraced. Europe has gotten used to American neglect. How will it cope with American attention?
The above excerpt was originally published in Friends of Europe.
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