Outside Looking In – a view of the US from Europe
November 26, 2013
The Edward Snowden revelations have ruffled feathers across the pond, with Franceâ€™s President, Francoise Hollande, describing America’s snooping on its European alliesÂ as â€śunacceptable between friends and alliesâ€ť. Â Stir in the government shutdown, the healthcare launch debacle, Wikileaks and differing views over Syria, and our friends overseas may be questioning how we conduct our business. Â We talk to three European journalists about how the US appears from the outside looking in. ROSA PRINCE is Online Political Editor for Britainâ€™s Daily Telegraph. Â Rosa has a British father and an American mother and divides her time between London and New York. Â HOLGER STARK, is Senior Washington Correspondent for Germanyâ€™s Der Spiegel and co-author of the bookÂ Staatsfeind WikiLeaksÂ (Wikileaks, Public Enemy No.1). AndÂ ANNE-ELISABETH MOUTET is a Paris-based journalist and political commentator, who’s written for the Weekly Standard, Britainâ€™s Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph.
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