Kishore Mahbubani, Lee Kuan Yew School, March 2, 2010
"An inward-focused continent in danger of being left behind." ++ Europe will be doomed to irrelevancy unless it corrects its geo-political approach in three strategic areas: Islam, Asia, and the transatlantic partnership. ++ By showing "moral cowardice" on the Israel-Palestine conflict, Europe risks further alienating its growing Islamic population. ++ Also, by remaining "obsessed" with the transatlantic relationship, Europe is ignoring opportunities to cultivate stronger economic ties with Asia, a natural market for European exports.