|Brexit: a stab in the back for the US
02 juil, 2016
In the wake of the British referendum, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden noted, "We would have preferred a different outcome." A few days later, Secretary of State Kerry said that it was still possible to "walk back" on Brexit. Neither the disappointment nor the hope that the situation could still be reversed came as a surprise from the American side. Indeed, over the last six decades, Washington spared no effort to put, then keep, in the EU their favorite ally. The reason is simple. As explained by the U.S. Embassy in London, the European Union is "the world’s most important organization to which the United States does not belong". In order to make its voice heard, the U.S. needs their "man inside" or, in diplomatic terms, "the expression within the EU of common U.S.-UK attitudes through UK membership". Except that British voters opted for the exit...