The Metrosexual Superpower
(Foreign Policay magazine. Free registration, or if you don't want to serve their marketers, its nemesis).
From the article: "..by cleverly deploying both its hard power and its sensitive side, the European Union (EU) has become more effectiveï¿½and more attractiveï¿½than the United States on the catwalk of diplomatic clout. Meet the real New Europe: the world's first metrosexual superpower.
..Spreading peace across Eurasia serves U.S. interests, but it's best done by donning Armani pinstripes rather than U.S. Army fatigues."