Is America back and will Europe be? | opinion

Since 1963, in February, the eye candy of international politics has been meeting in Munich to debate the state of the world. Presidents and prime ministers, foreign and defense ministers, diplomats and military, academics and journalists. Anyone calling the strategic community. It’s the Munich Security Conference. This year, due to the pandemic, the two or three days of debate have been turned into an online event lasting less than three hours. In the same room as always, but with empty galleries. Only the moderator, Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, a German television presenter, Natalie Amiri, and three large screens on which world leaders appeared at the same time, each of whom had no stage for more than 15 minutes. I had been there three times, under different statutes: once as an academic, twice as Minister of Defense. This time I could be without status. Sitting comfortably in front of my computer without the strict security measures.