With the deterioration in transatlantic relations, Europe and Turkey are now looking for new strategic partners.
President Trump is not concerned about the interests, expectations and concerns of other states, and it is no surprise that he has declared most of the U.S. partners as enemies.
“If the Trump administration goes down the road of unilateralism seeking to force Turkey’s hand, the relationship will only suffer damaging the national interest of both allies.”
Trump’s dilemma with Russia differs from his predecesors in two ways: Trump’s attitude towards Western leaders and his attempt to be closer to Russia.
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.