This is what happened during the Cold War. Back then, there were also differences of opinion and conflicts, be it over the sharing of efforts, NATO's nuclear strategy or Europe's energy security. The United States does not act altruistically either, but pursues its Country Email List interests. That also applies to President Biden. However, the key difference from his predecessor is that the Biden administration does not view international cooperation and multilateralism as an anti-American Country Email List conspiracy, but rather has understood that the United States cannot meet global challenges without partners and alliances.
In relations with China, however, the Country Email List interests of the transatlantic partners differ. Germany and Europe cannot be indifferent to the fact that the United States is involved in a new Cold War with China, even if Boris Johnson could have another Country Email List vision of this with his concept of "global Britain". That is not to deny the threat posed by China's rise. In Hungary or the Balkans, Beijing is very successfully trying to gain a foothold and exert substantial influence on the European Union's policy towards Beijing. Chinese territorial aspirations in Southeast Country Email List Asia cannot leave Europeans indifferent either.
Thus, in its Indo-Pacific guidelines last Country Email List year, the German government rightly declares itself in favor of "maintaining the rules-based order" in the region. It is doubtful that the German Defense Minister's planned deployment of a German Navy frigate to Country Email List East Asia will make a lasting impression on China. But if so, Debates at G7, NATO, and European Union summits have shown one thing: "The West" is back as a political alliance and community of Country Email List values after four years of separation during the Trump era. The relief should not hide the fact that after the summits the real.