MSC 2018 "Impressions from the Conference"
Munich Security Conference 2018
Live from Munich Security Conference 2018

The Council on Foreign Relations' "Council of Councils" grades international cooperation on the world's greatest challenges. For 2017, it gave the world a 𝗗+ for "Preventing Nuclear Proliferation – and named it the #1 priority for 2018.

But after President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal, could the 2018 grade become an 𝗙?

Experts from leading think tanks around the world evaluate multilateral efforts to address the world’s most pressing challenges.

"Is the transatlantic alliance dead? If one side refuses to even consider the arguments presented by the other side: are we still together, as we try to manage challenges to our shared security interests? Or are we now drifting apart for good?"

– MSC Chairman Wolfgang Ischinger quoted in newest edition of DER SPIEGEL after President Trump withdraws the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal:

With his decision to blow up the Iran deal, U.S. President Donald Trump has thrown Europe into uncertainty and anxiety -- and raised the specter of a new war in the Middle East. One thing is certain: the trans-Atlantic relationship has been seriously damaged. By DER SPIEGEL Staff