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Barack Obama is set to give a major speech in Berlin next week. It was in the same city in 1963 that President John F. Kennedy made an address that cemented Americas relationship with Europe in opposition to the Soviet Union. But the challenge of communism is long over."America's first Pacific president" is orienting his country economically and militarily towards Asia. China is not only a geo-political competitor but is Americas biggest creditor.Obama decided to keep the controversial detention center in Guantanamo Bay open, launched a drone war against suspected terrorists and chose to operate a mass electronic surveillance program. Those policies have disappointed many of his European supporters.The US and Europe are planning to establish a new free trade zone between the two blocs. Is that all the two now have in common? Are there no values that unite Americans and Europeans? Or is their transatlantic relationship simply not as important as it used to be?Tell us what you th

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