Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Slaughter on EU-US Relations

According to Anne-Marie Slaughter, former head of State Dept. policy planning, 2013 will the the year of a US-EU free trade agreement. Hilary Clinton, Slaughter believes, has finally recognized the strategic importance of Europe as an asset in US competition with Asia: "America is not pivoting from Europe to Asia; we are pivoting with Europe to Asia." If this analysis is correct, then Slaughter deduces that the cost of British exit from the EU will go way up, so this coming year should be a very interesting one for British Euroskeptics.