Has the US lost touch with the world?
3 February 2014 Last updated at 16:12 GMT
Part One of Four.
After the US federal government shutdown, the ongoing Snowden revelations and President Obama's inability to intervene in Syria, the BBC's World Debate asks: "Has America lost touch with the world?"
Nik Gowing hosts a debate in front of a live audience with a panel including the Republican senator and former presidential candidate John McCain, the former Democrat Congresswoman Jane Harman, a former head of intelligence and ambassador for Saudi Arabia, Prince Turki Al-Faisal, and the Chairman of the International Relations Committee in the Russian Parliament, Alexei Pushkov.
The BBC World Debate was held a the World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland on 24 January 2014.