Post-American Europe and the new geopolitics

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump at the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg, Germany.

Thomas Wright, senior fellow in Foreign Policy and director of the Center on the United States and Europe, discusses the state of transatlantic relations and argues that it’s in U.S. interests to engage more with Europe. He also discusses his book “All Measures Short of War,” analyzing the nature of geopolitical competition in the world today.

Also in this episode, David Wessel stops by for his economic update, and Jamie Kirchick, a visiting fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe, joins us for the first time in another edition of our regular “Coffee Break” segment.

Show notes:

A post-American Europe and the future of U.S. strategy

All Measures Short of War

The new geopolitics

Trump remains a NATO skeptic

Looking ahead to Trans-Atlantic relations in 2018

Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producer Brennan Hoban. Additional support comes from Chris McKenna, Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Rebecca Viser, and David Nassar.

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