This is a powerful article by Judy Dempsey, published by the Carnegie Europe think-tank.
The article is critical of EU foreign policy which has been left in the hands of Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande. Fast forward to the end of the week and talks with Russia and the Ukraine broke down.
It seems that Obama has a few issues of his own and is happy to leave Angela Merkel in charge of negotiating with Putin.
What about the views of the Scandinavian and East European countries, and the UK and Italy are no light-weights?
I worry about escalation and a shooting war in Central Europe.