Will President Obama’s European trip mend fences?

Posted April 06, 2009, at 5:47 p.m.

President Obama concludes a trip this week that included a meeting with the G 20 in

London, and visits to France, the Czech Republic and Turkey. What dividends will the

visit pay, if any? Will Europe return to supporting U.S. diplomatic efforts on the world

stage, if the president first convinces NATO members that the U.S. shares European

views? Or is the U.S. under Mr. Obama merely swinging back to a European view of the

world? Will Islamic moderate states like Turkey support Mr. Obama’s agenda more than

that of his predecessor?