October 6, 2011

WHICH RAISES THE OBVIOUS QUESTION...:

The Dirty Secret of U.S.-European Relations (Jan Techau, October 6, 2011, National Interest)

The dirty little secret of the partnership between the United States and Europe is that it is essentially boring. It is not foreign policy and world affairs that make for the largest chunk of the transatlantic relationship (even though newspaper headlines and media pundits seem to suggest that it is) but the much less publicly intriguing issues of trade and foreign direct investment. The volume of both is enormous, and the high degree of mutual dependency in both areas is illustrated by the fact that frequent transatlantic tiffs over market access, regulations and tariffs are, for the most part, resolved silently and with relaxed routine.

...of why anyone in America is trying to save the economy-killing European Union.

Posted by at October 6, 2011 1:15 PM
  

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