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Is Europe ready for a Democratic US president?

Author Max Bergmann expresses optimism about renewed and strengthened transatlantic cooperation between the United States and the European Union following the election in November.

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  • Max Bergmann

Europe may have given up on America at just the wrong time.

After three years of hostility from U.S. President Donald Trump, many in Europe have concluded that the collapse in transatlantic relations is not an aberration but a reflection of a new normal. French President Emmanuel Macron vocally outlined this perspective in his “brain death of NATO” interview, pointing to U.S. President Barack Obama’s pivot to Asia and his general ambivalence toward Europe as indicative of a broader, structural trend in American policy.

Therefore, according to this view, even if a Democrat were to win in November, U.S policy toward Europe won’t be all that different than Trump’s.

The above excerpt was originally published in Politico. Click here to view the full article.

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Max Bergmann

Senior Fellow