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Could a foreign policy dispute bring down Britain’s coalition? It seems unlikely. International affairs played almost no role in the election. The Afghanistan campaign limps on without any groundswell of opinion for withdrawal. The EU is too distracted by the euro crisis to dream up any new initiatives. In none of the world’s hotspots—Iran, North Korea, Gaza—does Britain have a loud voice. And yet. In no policy area do the instincts of the two coalition parties diverge more than foreign policy (see our portrait of…

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