What is the current state of U.S.-Europe relations? In the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the lifting of the travel ban, and the AUKUS deal, Brookings and other experts take a temperature check of the relationship between the United States and its European allies and partners.
As it reviews circumstances in which the United States might use nuclear weapons, the Biden administration will find a difficult environment for the adoption of a declaratory policy of no first use, Robert Einhorn writes. But they can take steps to move U.S. policy in that direction.
â[President Joe] Biden doesnât bear [Prime Minister] Boris Johnson any grudge, and heâs willing to work with the U.K. But he also cares deeply about the Good Friday Agreement, and unilaterally pulling the plug on the protocol on an issue of principal could materially affect the relationship in a negative way.â