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Ulrich Speck
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is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) in Berlin.

In the new world of great power competition, European cooperation is vital for survival.

Rather than making overtures to the Kremlin, German foreign minister Heiko Maas pushes for more cooperation with Central Europe.

If the Trump administration turns its back on the world, others need to step up to defend the US-built liberal order.

The next US president could spell the end of the liberal international order.

Europeans have to invest more in a joined-up common foreign policy.

Fyodor Lukyanov says that the EU is living a fantasy, while Russia practices the kind of realism that has always guided international policy. Ulrich Speck disagrees – countries have always looked out for themselves, but they have also respected norms.