Merkel Bows Out And Pence Steps In At Munich Security Conference
An increasingly fractured global landscape was on display at the 55th annual Munich Security Conference. A forum conceived during the Cold War for senior politicians, diplomats and military leaders to exchange views on foreign policy and international security, the conference was marked this year by a noticeable disconnect between the United States and its Western European allies over global trade, Russia’s energy hold on Europe, the U.S.’s withdrawals from military involvement in Syria, and diplomatic engagement in the nuclear deal with Iran. To discuss, we’re joined by David Herszenhorn is chief Brussels correspondent for POLITICO. Before that, he spent 20 years with The New York Times as Moscow and Washington correspondent.