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Unformatted text preview: d, for completely unitary actors. In short, what is
a problem for one of us quickly becomes a problem for us all. In this spirit our view is that it is no longer enough for the United
States to be a superpower. To be effective we must act as a Superpartner, working with other nations to achieve common purposes. And no
region in the world more completely shares those values, comprehends that vision, and enjoys capabilities to act globally than Europe. In the
words of President Obama, Europe is "the cornerstone of our engagement with the world." There can be no doubt that the most
pressing common challenge on the transatlantic agenda is economic and financial. The EU and the U.S. economies
account together for close to half the entire world GDP and for almost a third of world trade flows. Our fates are intertwined.
Or, as Benjamin Franklin said about the signers of the declaration of independence: "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang
separately." The United States depends on trade...
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