The US can now not be relied on, the NZZ am Sonntag concludes:
“What weighs extra closely? An American president who calls into query Nato’s mutual defence clause, or one who leads the allies by the Afghan circus by the nostril? Donald Trump or Joe Biden: which America first coverage is extra disastrous for the Europeans? … As justifiable as withdrawing from this misplaced battle is, this affront to the European allies may have lasting repercussions. … The ball is now within the Europeans’ court docket, and Afghanistan is one more wake-up name. Europe should develop into a pressure to be reckoned with, politically and militarily. In any other case it would proceed to let itself be bossed round.”
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