Where is the Trump administration headed in its policies toward Russia and Europe? Several markers have been laid down in recent months.
First, the president delivered a forceful defense of the Western idea in Warsaw last summer, while affirming America’s commitment to NATO under Article 5. Liberals informed us that a verbal defense of Western civilization is now socially unacceptable, but most conservatives liked it.
Second, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivered a welcome address on strengthening Western alliances, at the Wilson Center in November, followed by repeat visits to Europe.