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Aligning the West for an Uncertain World

Just when the West needs alignment among the US, the UK, and the EU, national politics are pulling it apart. There are common forces behind the UK's Brexit referendum, Donald Trump's election in the US, and the rise of nationalism across Europe.

LONDON – In 2016, the United Kingdom made the momentous decision to leave the European Union, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, and many European countries continued to struggle with internal challenges. The EU feels less stable than at any point in my lifetime.