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A Question as Rice Visits: Do We Need Europe?

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A Question as Rice Visits: Do We Need Europe?

A Question as Rice Visits: Do We Need Europe?

A Question as Rice Visits: Do We Need Europe?

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Condoleezza Rice faces tough challenges in her first trip abroad as Secretary of State. Chief among them: patching up relations with European nations largely opposed to the war in Iraq. But is all her diplomacy worth the effort? We host a discussion on U.S.-European relations. Does the U.S. need Europe?

Guests:

Peter Ford, chief European Correspondent, Tthe Christian Science Monitor

Robert Kagan, senior associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; author, Of Paradise and Power

John Mearsheimer, political science professor at University of Chicago; author, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics