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Without its own defense forces, the EU will be lacking sovereignty and ability to have a voice on the world stage. The UK post-Brexit refuses credentials for an EU ambassador's post. Can't envision a more rude slap in the face ... however the meeting of Borrell in the Kremlin or the rude reception in Ankara is right at the top.

As the EU-27 states are struggling post-Brexit, a new EU Commission, a global Covid-19 pandemic ... the global powers are succeeding in bilateral agreements to make Brussels irrelevant. In addition, a powerful German voice is absent as the country is divided in four parts: Greens-CDU-CSU and the AfD.

EU Defense Cooperation: Progress Amid Transatlantic Concerns | Carnegie Endowment |

Sovereign Europe, dangerous world: Five agendas to protect Europe's capacity to act | ECFR |

Retooling America's alliances to manage the China challenge | Brookings Institute |

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by Oui on Tue Apr 20th, 2021 at 07:19:19 AM EST

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