Mark Leonard and Daniel Korski
For much of the last few years, European leaders have been happier providing a running commentary on the failings of the Bush administration than taking responsibility for global problems themselves. Barack Obama's election brings that era to a decisive close.
When he arrives in Europe for his first trip as president, European publics will line the streets, while their leaders queue for photo-ops. But Obama’s visit will also pose a profound challenge to the comfortable introversion of many European governments.
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