War in Ukraine
But these are mere spasms of self-reliance. Europeans must internalize that they are truly alone, probably now and potentially for a very long time. American isolationism could get worse before it gets better. Oleksandr Danylyuk said it best in an essay for the Royal United Services Institute in London. “The unwillingness of the US to provide Ukraine with enough weapons to win a war with Russia, where the US is not required to send its own troops, calls into question the US’s readiness to protect individual Nato countries from Russian aggression, where sending US troops would be the only option,” Danylyuk wrote.