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

Why Putin’s Proxy War an Abject Failure

By Christopher A. Preble. Rare. July 22, 2014.

Sweden and School Choice

By Andrew J. Coulson. Education Next. July 22, 2014.

America’s Relationship with Poland: Military Alliance or Social Club?

By Doug Bandow. National Interest (Online). July 7, 2014.

Cato Studies

The New Autarky? How U.S. and UK Domestic and Foreign Banking Proposals Threaten Global Growth

By Louise Bennetts and Arthur S. Long. Policy Analysis No. 743. November 21, 2013.

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: A Roadmap for Success

By Daniel J. Ikenson. Free Trade Bulletin No. 55. October 14, 2013.

The Challenges of Negotiating a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

By Simon Lester. Free Trade Bulletin No. 51. February 26, 2013.

Articles

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.

The Balkan Wars of the 1990s

Ted Galen Carpenter. Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History. 2012.

Public Filings

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

Lessons from the European Crisis

Jürgen Stark. Cato Journal. Fall 2013.

The Euro at a Crossroads

Wolfgang Münchau. Cato Journal. Fall 2013.

Why the Euro Failed and How It Will Survive

Pedro Schwartz. Cato Journal. Fall 2013.

Events

The Kennan Diaries

Featuring Justin Logan. July 9, 2014. Book Forum.

The Problem with Europe’s Austerity Debate

Featuring Ian Vásquez. June 5, 2013. Policy Forum.

Switzerland: A Free-Market Model for Europe?

Featuring Richard W. Rahn and Mark A. Calabria. April 23, 2013. Book Forum.

Speeches

Some Reflections on Bulgaria and the Way Forward

By Steve H. Hanke. July 15, 2013.