In this case ‘American exceptionalism’, the phenomenon we’ve just witnessed above, is going to hurt relations between the European Union and the United States. This threat, which is a diplomatic insult at the same time, will only make the voices of those, like Emmanuel Macron, louder who are calling on the U.S. to stop treating the European Union as its vassal. Remember, most of the members of the European Union are also NATO countries, in consequence, the United States is threatening to sanction its very own allies.
Germany, the leading country of the European Union, and the Russian Federation are working together in order to ensure the energy security of European countries. Germany needs Russian oil an natural gas in order to heat their buildings and keep the country functional, while Russia needs the incoming flow of cash from those transactions to keep its economy and financial system afloat.
It seems Donald Trump completely disregards the obvious facts. This pushing and ordering around of influential EU member states will surely backfire on the United States.
The European Union and other European countries could only reduce their energy dependence on Russia if they would invest massively in new forms of energy, that includes renewables and alternatives, like fusion nuclear reactors. Unlike fission, fusion does not create waste and there is no chance of a reactor meltdown. Germany at this time has only one fusion-based nuclear reactor, the Wendelstein 7-X, which is more of a proof-of-concept than a full-fledged production-ready facility.
Personally, I am still hopeful that Germany will reverse its policies on important fields like immigration forcing other EU members to do the same. That of course, is very unlikely given the massive influence of several oligarchic groups.
If this continues to keep up, countries like Germany, France won’t be as keen to cooperate with the U.S. as before and that might bring the EU closer to Russia and China. China is investing in Eastern Europe massively, a place which was dubbed as where ‘money goes to die.’
Unfortunately, with this move all the current Trump administration is doing is giving more support to Israel and Saudi Arabia completely disregarding the national interests of the United States, which dictate to have close relations to the U.K., France, and Germany.
Of course, this move comes on the back of the planned pipeline by the United States, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. “Cyprus, Greece, Italy, and Israel have signed up to a gas pipeline that would reduce EU dependency on Russia.” (December