EU Sees Dreams of Power Wane as ‘G-2’ Rises

The Wall Street Journal January 26, 2010 BERLIN—This year, the 27-nation European Union was supposed to come of age as an actor on the world stage, bolstered by the Lisbon Treaty, which streamlines the EU’s cumbersome institutions. Instead, Europe is starting to look like the loser in a new geopolitical order dominated by the U.S. […]

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U.S. Envoy’s Cables Show Worries on Afghan Plans

The New York Times January 25, 2010 WASHINGTON — The United States ambassador in Kabul warned his superiors here in November that President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan “is not an adequate strategic partner” and “continues to shun responsibility for any sovereign burden,” according to a classified cable that offers a much bleaker accounting of the […]

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