United States President Donald Trump’s “America First” policy is triggering issue amongst European leaders who vary from Washington on essential concerns consisting of relations with Iran and China.
The departments were clear at the yearly Munich Security Conference where divides emerged in between leaders as they went over whether the West was losing influence to other global powers.
According to United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the “West is winning” and the transatlantic alliance is not dead.
However German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier alerted that the United States was putting its interests first at the cost of its allies.
Is United States diplomacy weakening standard alliances?
Speaker: Peter Dobbie
Glenn Diesen – Teacher of international relations at the Greater School of Economics and author of The Decay of Western Civilization and the Renewal of Russia
Theresa Fallon – Director of the Centre for Russia, Europe, Asian Researches and a former member of the Tactical Advisors Group to NATO
Roderic Wye – Partner fellow at the Asia-Pacific Program at Chatham Home and former counsellor and head of research study on Asia at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Source: Al Jazeera News