Asia is US Priority: Europe Has to be Ready to Defend Itself Alone
What the US wants is a sustainable, favorable balance of power, particularly in Asia, because that’s where half of global GDP and the future is. Countries that are important for the balance of power will find it difficult and dangerous to try to stay in the middle or form their own pole. It would be a grave mistake for Europe to try to pursue a neutralist position because then it will become a battlefield of competition. In the military sphere my view is that Europe’s role should mostly be to defend itself and handle its neighboring regions.