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By Andrew P. Napolitano
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Charles A. Kupchan
Europe's election results were a stinging rebuke for the belt-tightening measures instigated throughout the European Union at the behest of Germany in recent years, while they make U.S. policies that have emphasized growth over austerity look enlightened by comparison, analysts say.
The future isn't what it used to be. Never in living memory have foreign policy pundits been father from consensus. China will rule the world, claims Martin Jacques' 2009 book, or collapse, insists Gordon Chang. America will (or should) remain the world's dominant power, argues Robert Kagan, or will go down in Armageddon, in Mark Steyn's latest page-turner.
British Prime Minister David Cameron's visit to the White House on Tuesday is meant to solidify ties with the United States, particularly in areas of defense and trade, ahead of NATO and Group of Eight meetings in May, U.S. and British officials said.
He said Mr. Obama did return with some solid accomplishments, but there is a long way to go to persuade Russians to drop their wariness, and Mr. Obama has already exhausted the easy steps in his first trip.
"Obama is not a rock star in Russia, he is just another U.S. president and therefore likely to turn his back on Russia," said Charles A. Kupchan, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, in a piece posted on the council's Web site.