A Captainless Ship

FILE - U.S President Donald Trump talks to French President Emmanuel Macron during the G7 family photo Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 in Biarritz (Christian Hartmann, Pool via AP)

The G7 summit concluded in Biarritz, France this week and with it a lot more questions than answers arose. It became clear that Europe would have to solve complex challenges like how they will manage China and Russia by themselves without the help or guidance of the United States.

President Trump has gone against a line that the United States has maintained since at least the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt whereby the United States was to confront strongmen and authoritarianism …

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