Europe between a rock and a hard place

From The Guardian 7 January, about Europe's position between the US and Russia: 

For Europe, two dangers arise. The first is that the principles on which the transatlantic link was founded in the 1949 North Atlantic Treaty, including the pledge to uphold “democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law”, might head for the dustbin. The second is that Europe may witness a return to spheres of influence, something that has historically plagued it, and essentially amounts to saying this: might makes right, and the strong do what they can while the weak suffer what they must

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The future is unpredictable. Is it naive to hope that it will not be that dark?

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