In the next fifty years, America will become far stronger. The EU’s decline will continue. The power gap between America and Europe will dramatically widen.

He did not mean it that way, but Donald Rumsfeld’s remark about “Old Europe” aptly sums up Continental Europe’s demographic predicament. “Young America” neatly describes the very different demographic prospects across the Atlantic. The geopolitical consequences of the widening US – EU power gap will be profound.


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