These nefarious efforts by Esper and other US officials are futile. From my perspective, Europe is indeed waking up, but not to some make-believe China threat.
Due to its own history, Germany has become the European power that most resolutely supports collective, multilateral policies and their institutions.
The contours of the new order, with India and China as key players, should not be seen through a western prism.
[I]n terms of the ideologies that value freedom and democracy, there are still no structures that match the communication power of the Group of Seven.
[T]he instability of this president forces us to judge his actions over his words.
Europe must prepare for other Trumpian tsunamis and ensure its independence and security. What is happening in Syria and the Middle East should serve as a warning.