TOPSHOT - (Front row, LtoR) Taoiseach of Ireland Enda Kenny, Hungary's prime Minister Viktor Orban, President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev, President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani, Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, Malta's Prime minister Joseph Muscat, France's President Francois Hollande, President of Romania Klaus Werner Iohannis, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, Netherland's Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, and (second row, LtoR) Estonia's prime Minister Juri Ratas, Federal Chancellor of Austria Christian Kern, Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa, Greec's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila, Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, Czech Republic's Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico, Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, Slovenia's Prime Minister Miro Cerar, Belgium's Prime Minister Charles Michel, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, Latvia's Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis, Croatia's prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and Rome's Mayor Virginia Raggi pose for a family photo during a special summit of EU leaders to mark the 60th anniversary of the bloc's founding Treaty of Rome, on March 25, 2017 at Rome's Piazza del Campidoglio (Capitoline Hill).
Against a backdrop of crises and in the absence of the departing Britain, the leaders signed a new Rome declaration, six decades after the six founding members signed the Treaty of Rome and gave birth to the European Economic Community. / AFP PHOTO / Andreas SOLARO        (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

The West Will Have to Go It Alone, Without the United States

Rather than affirming his commitment to Western values and institutions during his recent trip to Europe, President Donald Trump did the opposite, breaking with and alienating America’s closest democratic allies.

NEW YORK - MAY 12:  The United Nations logo on the back wall of the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations is seen from the floor May 12, 2006 at the United Nations headquarters in New York.  NEW YORK - MAY 12:  The view from the speakers rostrum in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations is seen May 12, 2006 at the United Nations headquarters in New York.   The General Assembly Hall was remodeled in 1979 to accommodate up to 182 delegations, each of which has six seats. All seats are equipped with earphones, broadcasting simultaneously in the Assembly's six official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.  The United Nations headquarters, completed in 1952, is widely considered to be a landmark achievement of the International Style of architecture.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Has President Trump Learned to Love the United Nations?

Donald Trump came into office decrying the U.N. and NATO, two organizations he now can't seem to live with out.

US Vice President Mike Pence (L) is accompanied by Elizabeth Buensuceso, the Philippine permanent representative for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), during a meting at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta on April 20, 2017.
Pence is currently on a tour of South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Australia that is aimed at smoothing some of the rougher edges of Trump's rhetoric. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / MAST IRHAM        (Photo credit should read MAST IRHAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Here’s How Trump Can Succeed in Southeast Asia

The president needs to learn of the benefits and necessity of multilateralism.

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