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Opinion Editorial
February 1, 2017

Judy Asks: Does Trump Need Europe?

Henry Jackson Society

This article was originally published in Carnegie Europe

A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.


Andrew Foxall Director of the Russia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society

Ever since Donald Trump launched his U.S. presidential election campaign, he has been vague on most issues of foreign policy. On Europe, however, he has been clear: there will be a tempering of America’s leading role in guaranteeing Europe’s defense and security.

Such a policy would be dangerous: the United States needs strong allies in Europe, just as Europe needs a strong ally in the United States.


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