Sajjad Hussain, Daily Outlook Afghanistan | February 18, 2009
The pledge for a new era of cooperation made by Joe Biden during the Security Conference in Munich has been received with great enthusiasm worldwide. ++ Europe is, however, slowly realizing that the cost of Obama's multilateralism outweighs the benefits. ++ Caught in an unprecedented economic tempest, the European partners will be forced to concentrate on domestic matters instead of sending additional troops abroad. ++ "Afghanistan will show both Europe and the US the limits of the transatlantic partnership."