Europe and the U.S. Election

In this American presidential election year — like none in a long time — the whole world is watching. Really watching. And no zone is watching more closely what Americans decide than Europe.

Forever Europeans were understood as our closest strategic and cultural allies. Then came Bush unilateralism, and the taunt of “cheese-eating surrender monkeys.”

Now, the U.S. has choices to make. And Europe is tuned in hard.

This hour, On Point: Joschka Fischer, Dominique Moisi, and Timothy Garton Ash on Europe watching America’s choices for the White House.


Dimitri Sevastopulo, Pentagon and Intelligence Correspondent for the Financial Times.

Joschka Fischer, Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor of Germany from 1998 to 2005.

Timothy Garton Ash, professor of European studies at Oxford University, senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and author “Free World” (2004).

Dominique Moisi, founder of the French Institute for International Relations, professor at the College of Europe in Natolin, Warsaw and author of the forthcoming book is “The Geopolitics of Emotion: How Cultures of Fear, Humiliation and Hope Are Reshaping the World”.

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