More > @StefanLehneDiscourse about the EU’s place in the world has changed over the past decade.
By the end of the century, the EU’s share of the world population is expected to shrink from 6 to 4 percent.
For several decades, the Soviet bloc and parts of the developing world pushed back, propagating an alternative world view.
However, the hope that countries around the world would embrace the universalist credo turned out to be an illusion.
Thus, the bonds of shared ideals and values between the United States and Europe will not be as relevant.