NATO and G8 Expert Interviews with Senior

Fellow Richard Longworth

Richard Longworth
, senior fellow at The Chicago Council and former chief European correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, interviews leaders and experts from around the world on key security and economic issues facing the summits.


Anne-Marie Slaughter - 5/11/2012
Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

Former Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State argues why NATO is more important than ever, explains how women are positively impacting U.S. foreign policy, and asseses President Obama's Middle East policy.

Martin Wolf
- 5/10/12
Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

Financial Times'
reporter Martin Wolf explains the history of the Eurozone, the political forces behind it, its impact on the United States, and what the future holds for the global economy.

Sri Mulyani Indrawati
 - 5/7/2012
Managing Director, World Bank Group

Managing Director at the World Bank and former finance minister of Indonesia discusses new global economic challenges for  the developed and developing world. 

The Right Honourable the Lord Patten of Barnes - 4/27/2012
Chairman of the BBC and Chancellor of Oxford University

The last British Governor of Hong Kong and a former EU Commissioner for External Affairs describes changes in the international landscape and the continued need for strong international institutions led by the United States.

Ambassador Philippe Errera
 - 4/23/2012
Permanent Representative of France to NATO

Ambassador Philippe Errera explains why European leadership worked in the Libya intervention, the chances of increased European defense spending, and the transatlantic relationship in a changing world.

Ambassador Martin Erdmann - 4/13/2012
Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to NATO

Germany frequently gets criticized about its relatively low level of defense spending and its decision not to take part in the NATO intervention in Libya. Ambassador Erdmann defends his country against these criticisms.

General Stéphane Abrial - 4/12/2012
Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation, Allied Command Transformation, NATO

General Stéphane Abrial oversees the transformation of NATO forces. He sat down with Richard Longworth to discuss the alliance’s future, while doing so in an era of growing budget constraints.

Dmitri Trenin - 4/11/2012
Director, Carnegie Moscow Center

Dmitri Trenin explains the meaning of Putin’s election as Russia's president, if enough trust exists to enable Russia and the United States to cooperate on missile defense, and whether Russia can ever join NATO.

Ahmed Rashid - 4/8/2012
Author of Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan

Award-winning Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid discusses the crisis in Pakistan, the futility of extending NATO’s presence in Afghanistan, and the impact that the region may endure in the wake of any military action against Iran.

R. Nicholas Burns - 4/6/2012
Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Harvard Kennedy School

The former U.S. Under Secretary of State and U.S. Ambassador to NATO maintains that the transatlantic alliance remains more vital than ever to the security of the United States and its allies and partners.

His Excellency Sir Peter Westmacott
 - 3/20/2012
Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the United States of America

With the second-largest NATO troop contingent in Afghanistan and the third largest economy in the EU, British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott explains the United Kingdom's role at the NATO and G8 summits.

Nicholas R. Lardy
- 3/14/2012
Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

As the world looks for help to sustain the fragile global economic recovery, China's policy responses both during and in the aftermath of the global crisis have enormous consequences, explains economic expert and scholar Nicholas Lardy.

Ambassador Ivo Daalder - 3/1/2012
United States Permanent Representative to NATO

The United States Permanent Representative to NATO asseses the state of the transatlantic alliance, the situation in Syria, NATO's relationship with Russia, and U.S. concerns over reductions in European defense spending.

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