The Future of US-European Relations
The most adamant European opponents of the US war in Iraq, including France, Germany and Belgium, agreed this week to build a new military force less dependent on the US. The agreement in Brussels came as Washington was already threatening to punish France for its anti-war position. Is the American-led NATO alliance an unintended casualty of the war in Iraq? Are the Europeans now trying to challenge the United States as the world-s sole superpower? Guest host Marc Cooper examines the future of US-European relations with a political columnist for the Guardian, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer, a former staffer from the National Security Council, and a political analysts from the French Institute of International Relations and the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of the USA and Canada. (A longer version of this program was originally broadcast earlier today on To the Point.) Guest host Marc Cooper is a veteran Los Angeles reporter and print journalist.