chapter  10
Outside discontents
The weakening alliance with the US, a hostile Russia, and Turkey and China at the borders
WithIvan T. Berend
Pages 33

Europe’s loosening alliance with the US of Donald Trump. The EU’s failure to keep Turkey in the EU’s orbit; the failure of the EU’s Balkans’ policy. The failure of the EU’s Southern and Eastern Neighborhood Policy. The rise of a hostile neighborhood. The EU’s mistaken policy towards Russia that emerged as the main danger: Russia against the EU and its policy and provocations. Europe’s dangerous oil dependence on Russia and the EU’s plans to eliminate it. China is entering the ring: the Balkan Silk Road.