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The Obama administration and multilateralism: Europe relegated

By Richard Gowan (24/02/2010) Policy Brief

In this policy brief, Richard Gowan assesses multilateral cooperation under the Obama administration. President Obama has claimed that the United States can lead a radical reorientation of international cooperation, and the effects of this have already been observed in Europe with the rise of the G20.

Some within Europe fear that the US has embarked on a transformation of the international system without a clear grasp of the consequences.

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