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Why Europe needs America, a little

September 29, 2015, Constanze Stelzenmüller

As the U.S. presidential election campaign gears up and conflicts on the other side of the Atlantic multiply, two opposing views on what to do about European security compete for airspace in U.S. public debate. The first is essentially “let’s get out of there;" the opposing view is that Europe will collapse, implode, or be invaded (whether by the Islamic State or migrants) unless the United States steps in. Both of these prescriptions are off base.

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