Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

In the post-September 11, 2001 landscape, the United States made clear its intent to go it alone—even if that meant operating outside the doctrines of international law and international institutions. While President Barack Obama, to some degree at least, endeavored to re-situate the United States within the international community, Trump has embraced Bush-era doctrines. This approach, combined with a US-Russia alliance and failure to understand the refugee crisis as a global crisis that requires a global plan, has had significant repercussions for Europe, which is keenly aware that the problem extends far beyond Trump.

To continue reading this article, please login or subscribe.

How to cite this article:

Kathleen Cavanaugh "Europe Dispatch," Middle East Report 283 (Summer 2017).