U.S.-Europe Relations in a Changing World

Brent Scowcroft prefaced his remarks by saying that it was nice to talk about something other than the Persian Gulf war. He said that the war has eclipsed the most… read more

Brent Scowcroft prefaced his remarks by saying that it was nice to talk about something other than the Persian Gulf war. He said that the war has eclipsed the most fundamental development of our time, the restructuring of Europe to include the Soviet Union. These changes affected the way in which the Gulf war was handled. Mr. Scowcroft said that “we live in rare moment in history” because it is a time of transition. The period of rigidity, conflict and good guys-bad guys is dissolving. To a considerable degree, the future is what we make it, he said. “Forces of history are bigger than all of us, but we do have a chance to mold them. Now is a molding period.” He broke his discussion into the three geographic areas: Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and Western Europe. He discussed the United States relationship to each and their development. close

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U.S.-Europe Relations in a Changing World

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Program ID:
17556-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 15, 1991 | 5:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Apr 16, 1991 | 1:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Apr 15, 1991 | 5:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 15, 1991 | 7:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 16, 1991 | 1:10am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 16, 1991 | 9:35am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 16, 1991 | 1:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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