Neither the U.S. nor the Russian President agree with analysts who claim that the rivalry between the U.S. and Russia are over.
The ongoing rift between the U.S. and the EU countries in NATO hints at the slow collapse of the Western alliance.
The split among NATO member countries will continue unless the alliance conform to a shared threat perception.
It seems that Western unity has slowly shattered over the last decade with most Western or Western-dominated international organizations starting to splinter.
The outcome of NATO’s Brussels summit will demonstrate whether the U.S.-led bloc, recently shaken by Washington’s controversial policies, will secure its effectiveness in the international community.
Turkey’s removal from the F-35 program will not eliminate potential risks by Russia. It will only hamper NATO influence in the region and further deteriorate Turkish-American relations, as part of a lose-lose scenario.
“Losing Turkey by keeping it out of the JSF also means that the U.S. would weaken its own strategic objectives in the Middle East.”
Late Secretary of State Kissinger’s style of dealmaking may help President Trump find a way to improve on his repetitive and ineffective foreign policy strategies.
The rising tide of trade protectionism might trigger global responses to U.S. policies, but trade protectionism shall be considered with its broader impact on international financial movements as well.
Turkey feels abandoned by its NATO allies as well as European counterparts in its efforts to deal with the terror threat and spillover effects of the civil wars in Syria and Iraq.