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Flight of the Superpower

Column: America accelerates its withdrawal from the world

Protesters Demonstrate In D.C. Against Death Of George Floyd By Police Officer In MinneapolisAmerica is contracting. It pulls back from the world, its people pull away from each other. Last week’s Wall Street Journal report that President Trump ordered the withdrawal of slightly more than a quarter of our troops in Germany went unnoticed amid the domestic unrest following the police killing of George Floyd. The truth is that the two stories, foreign and domestic, are related. They are dual aspects of a loss of national self-confidence, an outbreak of intellectual and moral uncertainty, and an unpredictable, erratic, and easily piqued chief executive. Violence—here, there, and everywhere—is the result.

German Refusal to Join American Anti-Iran Coalition Rankles U.S. Diplomats

U.S. Amb. to Germany: 'German participation would help deescalate the situation'

UAE-GULF-SHIPPINGTop U.S. diplomats are pressuring the German government to reverse its recent decision to decline participation in a U.S.-led coalition in the Persian Gulf aimed at combating Iran's repeated attempts to hijack international oil tankers, according to multiple U.S. officials who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

Why Germany Should Love a World Dominated by America

Which country is more powerful: Russia or Germany? At first glance, the question seems random. Why those two countries? And what is the point of asking? As it turns out, the answer reveals why an American-dominated world order is so important to preserve.