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Latest update : 2014-03-27

Obama's Europe Pivot: Crimea Crisis Revitalises Historic Ties

In the US president's only major speech of a European tour, after a summit with EU leaders and a meeting with NATO, Obama has pledged to do his bit within the Atlantic Alliance. But even though Cold War allies have banded together, agreeing on phase one of sanctions against Russia, Obama knows that back home, there's little appetite to go further. Is this a fresh sign of a US in decline?

Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges and Haxie Meyers-Belkin

By François PICARD

Our guests

Bruce STOKES

Director of Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center

Laurie DUNDON

Fellow at the Truman National Security Project

Andrei GRATCHEV

Former Spokesperson for Mikhail Gorbatchev

Raquel GARRIDO

Spokesperson, Parti de Gauche (Party of the Left)

Jakob HAESLER

Co-founder of TinyClues

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