Despite facilitating US-Taliban talks, Pakistan has not secured any tangible reciprocity from the US.
In reality, even the outright hawks in the West don’t believe that Russia would ever try to take over Europe.
[Trump's] strategy is egocentric, and his view of the EU is frighteningly lacking in historical knowledge.
Trump made it clear early on that he does not care about negative reporting about him, as long as he enjoys the lion’s share of attention
[I]nstead of treating the Europeans in a way that befits their 70-year-old friendship, Washington regards them as clients to be dealt with in an opportunistic fashion that is more characteristic of the world of property development than relations between allies who adhere to international law
Uncle Sam’s political approach in the Trump era, based on "America First," could threaten French hegemony over the Francophone African world.
[S]toltenberg arrives in Washington backed by figures that show an increase in defense spending by European allies, a long-standing U.S. demand which Trump has turned into a mantra.