Life with the great disruptor

Nations are trying to connect with more globally minded elements in the US. Leslie Vinjamuri asks if this will save the Atlantic alliance

The World Today Published 29 September 2017 Updated 23 November 2020 5 minute READ

A refugee crisis, populist challengers, terrorism, Brexit − these are the things that have transfixed leaders and their constituents across Europe. In the face of America’s new brand of politics, this may sometimes have come as a welcome distraction from what has at times seemed like an impending crisis of a different kind. The election of Donald Trump ushered in a wave of presidential attacks on transatlanticism, calling into question America’s commitment to Article 5 of the NATO treaty, the premise of postwar order in Europe.

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