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How to Keep the United States Engaged in Europe’s Security

The US presidential elections will be a pivotal moment for European security. Donald Trump, if reelected, could decide to drastically cut US military support to Europe. Yet a second Biden administration is also likely to insist on more equitable burden sharing. German and European leaders must use the time remaining until November to influence the US debate: They need to commit to concrete measures now – not only to improve European security but also to incentivize Washington to remain committed to Europe.  

Dr. Aylin Matlé
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