Thursday, July 24, 2008

Short Reactions to Obama's Berlin Speech

Just to add my two cents:

**Obama has his own version of the "no reset button" in foreign policy line: "A change of leadership in Washington will not lift this burden."

**Lays out an ambitious agenda for cooperation, including on dealing with climate change, but no real sense of the burden sharing and, more importantly, on leadership questions. Is the implication that U.S. and European positions will naturally converge? Or does this presage that an Obama administration would be more comfortable accepting European initatives (see my previous blog post on this dilemma).

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