U.S.-European Relations After Bush’s Trip

Ivo H. Daalder
Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Ivo H. Daalder Former Brookings Expert, President - Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO

February 24, 2005

President Bush’s trip to Europe was viewed by many as a welcomed and major shift within his administration, but the long-term implications are unclear. Will Bush’s change in tone be reflected in a new willingness by the administration to develop common transatlantic strategies to deal with the major global problems? Ivo Daalder, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Tod Lindbery, editor of ‘Policy Review’, and John Bruton, head of the European Union delegation to the U.S. and former Prime Minister of Ireland, discuss Bush’s trip and the key issues that divide the United States and Europe, such as Iran’s nuclear capabilities, arms embargo with China, Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and reconstruction of Iraq.

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