Relations with Europe have greatly influenced the United States since its inception. Americans have fought with and against Europeans, and following the end of WWII the U.S. government bound the nation to the countries of western Europe to deter Soviet aggression. But 25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, it is time for the United States to reevaluate the level and nature of its support to European nations, especially as it relates to their collective defense. The nations in Europe are among the wealthiest in the world and should be responsible for their own security. The United States should maintain good relations with Europe, promoting trade and stability. But, as the Founders advised, America should avoid becoming entangled in European affairs.

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Commentary

NATO’s Open Door Leads to an Identity Crisis

By Emma Ashford. War on the Rocks. June 23, 2016.

Britain’s Democracy Is a Sham

By Marian L. Tupy. U.S. News & World Report (Online). June 22, 2016.

Economists Are Often Wrong (and British Voters Ought to Know That)

By Marian L. Tupy. CapX. June 20, 2016.

Cato Studies

Hate Speech Laws: Ratifying the Assassin’s Veto

By Robert Corn-Revere. Policy Analysis No. 791. May 24, 2016.

Reign of Terroir: How to Resist Europe’s Efforts to Control Common Food Names as Geographical Indications

By K. William Watson. Policy Analysis No. 787. February 16, 2016.

The Danish Model — Don’t Try This at Home

By Otto Brøns-Petersen. Economic Development Bulletin No. 24. December 31, 2015.

Articles

Not-So-Smart Sanctions

Emma Ashford. Foreign Affairs. Vol. 95. No. 1. January 2016.

More Credit, More Money: Poland and the Euro-zone

Steve H. Hanke. Central Europe Digest. November 5, 2013.

What Are the Lessons from Post-Communist Transitions?

Dalibor Rohac. Economic Affairs. Vol. 33. No. 1. February 6, 2013.

Public Filings

Jankovic v. International Crisis Group

By Hashim M. Mooppan, Anthony J. Dick, Ilya Shapiro, & Gabriel Latner. Legal Briefs. May 11, 2015.

From Competition to Collaboration: Strengthening the U.S.-Russia Relationship

By Andrei Illarionov. Testimony. February 25, 2009.

The U.S. Role in Kosovo

By Doug Bandow. Testimony. March 10, 1999.

Cato Reviews & Journals

The Tragedy of European Civilization: Towards an Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century by Harry Redner

Juliana Geran Pilon. Cato Journal. Spring/Summer 2016.

A Critique of Mazzucato’s Entrepreneurial State

Alberto Mingardi. Cato Journal. Fall 2015.

How to Make Medicine Safe and Cheap

Steve H. Hanke, Alexander B. Rose, and Stephen J.K. Walters. Regulation. Fall 2014.

Events

The State of Freedom in the UK

Featuring Matthew Feeney and Alex Nowrasteh. May 20, 2015. Policy Forum.

Emergency Economic Summit for Greece

Featuring . May 19, 2015. Policy Forum.

Reddit AMA: I Am Flemming Rose

Featuring . November 13, 2014. Special Event.

Speeches

Some Reflections on Bulgaria and the Way Forward

By Steve H. Hanke. July 15, 2013.