The danger of a weak Europe

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and British Prime Minister David Cameron at the start of an EU Summit in Brussels, Belgium, 17 December 2015. 

The danger of a weak Europe


CAMBRIDGE – In 1973, US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, following a period of American preoccupation with Vietnam and China, declared a “year of Europe.” More recently, after President Barack Obama announced a US strategic “pivot,” or rebalancing, toward Asia, many Europeans worried about American neglect. Now, with an ongoing refugee crisis, Russia’s occupation of eastern Ukraine and illegal annexation of Crimea, and the threat of British withdrawal from the European Union, 2016 may become,...


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