EA December 2011

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Will Cameron’s “No” At EU Summit Lead To Bigger British Break With Europe?

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The fateful summit's outcome has been followed by a UK split from most if not all of the other 26 member states that contains dangers both for Britain and for the EU in the long run. Indeed, Britain may have crossed the Rubicon when it vetoed a Franco-German proposal to support changes to the EU’s treaties in order to bolster the common currency. In response, the other EU leaders promptly decided to bypass Britain and plan for a new accord on the eurozone’s rules by March. The prospect of a first major EU agreement that would not require London’s signature could mark the beginnings of Britain parting ways with Europe.

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NATO FACES TOUGHER CHOICES IN CHANGING TRANSATLANTIC CONTEXT

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Twenty years after the ending of the cold war, America has 76,000 of its military in Europe. What are they there for? What U.S. and transatlantic strategic framework justifies their presence? Such questions are likely to emerge front and center next year, a U.S. election year, amid the certainty of deep cuts in the Pentagon budget through the next decade.

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