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Spotlight: The European Union

On April 23, President Obama held a “town hall” event in London intended, as the Guardian newspaper put it, to affirm “the importance of Britain’s continued relationship with the European Union.”

U.S. officials should take a dimmer view of the 28-state EU given its paralysis by the migrant crisis, history of defaming Israel, and affinity for rogue states. Earlier this month, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini declared during a visit to Tehran that the EU had "turned a new page" in relations with Iran, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel approved the prosecution of comedian Jan Böhmermann for insulting Turkey's president, fearful the latter will demand even more concessions for stanching the flow of refugees into Europe.

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