"Even using the most optimistic evidence from existing research, alliances are still found to fail a quarter of the time," Paul Poast writes.
Deborah Amos, Karen DeYoung, Steve Erlanger join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.
Dina Smeltz uses recent surveys to break down how the conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine have divided the parties.
"Washington’s denial—or revisionism—about US policies that helped to fuel current or potential crises only makes them more intractable," Paul Heer argues.
"Even if Biden is reelected, Europeans are aware that the era of strong transatlantic presidents may be coming to an end," writes Ivo Daalder.
"The answer is yes — but probably not for much longer. The era of Pax Americana is ending," Richard C. Longworth writes.
A new Council study of Republican attitudes helps explain why, Ronald Brownstein writes.
Yasmeen Abutaleb, Prashant Rao, and Peter Spiegel join guest host Carla Anne Robbins to discuss the week's top news stories.
NATO members "should take the idea that a Donald Trump-led United States will not be a reliable ally very seriously," Ivo Daalder says.
"The only question is whether Berlin will step up, leading others in Europe and beyond to begin filling the void a retreating America threatens to leave behind," Ivo Daalder writes.