German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (left) and French President Emmanuel Macron (centre) greet US President Joe Biden during the first working session of the Group of 20 leaders’ summit in Bali, Indonesia, on November 15. Macron has been a proponent of greater European strategic independence from the United States. Photo: Reuters
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (left) and French President Emmanuel Macron (centre) greet US President Joe Biden during the first working session of the Group of 20 leaders’ summit in Bali, Indonesia, on November 15. Macron has been a proponent of greater European strategic independence from the United States. Photo: Reuters
Thomas O. Falk
Opinion

Opinion

Thomas O. Falk

Europe must forge strategic independence from the US to ensure its political survival

  • If the EU wants to be a viable actor in the emerging world order and not merely an appendage of one of the two superpowers, it must be able to protect itself instead of relying on outside help for its security

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (left) and French President Emmanuel Macron (centre) greet US President Joe Biden during the first working session of the Group of 20 leaders’ summit in Bali, Indonesia, on November 15. Macron has been a proponent of greater European strategic independence from the United States. Photo: Reuters
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (left) and French President Emmanuel Macron (centre) greet US President Joe Biden during the first working session of the Group of 20 leaders’ summit in Bali, Indonesia, on November 15. Macron has been a proponent of greater European strategic independence from the United States. Photo: Reuters
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