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Crack between the US and Europe over China widens

Transatlantic differences over Beijing’s rise threaten the future of the liberal world order

By Hal Brands  /  Bloomberg View

The best response to that threat is for the world’s leading liberal powers to meet it squarely and in unison. This means getting Europe, which still constitutes the largest concentration of democracies in the world, on board. Sadly, given its own ambivalence about the liberal order, it is not yet clear whether the Trump administration is up to the task.

Hal Brands is the Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

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