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President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron after a joint news conference at 10 Downing Street, London, April 22, 2016 (AP photo by Carolyn Kaster).

Memo to U.S. Pundits: Stop Looking for the Brexit Culprit in Washington

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

In the aftermath of the Brexit referendum, the debate among U.S. foreign policy pundits has taken a predictable and customary turn: looking for who is to blame. Also predictable, but customary, are the usual suspects on parade. Not surprisingly, for many the culprit is ultimately to be found, not in London or Brussels, but in Washington.

After that, the partisan divide makes the trail harder to follow. But if partisan politics in Washington makes agreeing on a single culprit impossible, there is bipartisan consensus on at least one thing: Just about everything that happens in the world is determined in Washington. ...

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