Ukraine War: Europe Shackles Itself to America’s Reckless Foreign Policy, w/ Prof Wolfgang Streeck
Two months into the war on Ukraine, why have Europeans allowed the US, which is of course not part of Europe, to dictate reckless policies against Russia over what are purely European issues? Is this a desperate last ditch effort to halt American and Western decline?
To discuss the future of Europe and the Western-dominated order, Rania Khalek was joined by Wolfgang Streeck, a sociologist and emeritus director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies.
1:05 Germany’s about-face
5:13 40,000 US soldiers in Germany
7:57 Europe’s imperial core & periphery
17:25 US dictates vs European interests
26:41 Pouring weapons into Ukraine 31:51
EU vs NATO
38:55 America’s wars blow back on Europe
43:53 The power of the Ukrainian far right
51:37 Is neoliberalism collapsing?