This week Mark Leonard analyses the state of the transatlantic relationship (‘The end of the affair?’):
'Four years ago Barack Obama gave a landmark speech in front of a crowd of 200,000 in Berlin. They came to see an aspiring American president give flesh to all of Europe's fantasies about American leadership: multiethnic and multilateral; pragmatic and peacefully minded; social democratic in his goals and so eloquent in their expression. Obama promised to purge the sins of George W. Bush and give new impetus to the alliance for a new century. "America has no better partner than Europe" he said.'
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