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The world according to Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown is in the United States to set out how he believes the international community should tackle the challenges facing the modern world. 

Following Tony Blair's now famous Chicago doctrine speech and in the shadow of his hero JFK, Brown hopes to drive home his vision of international co-operation.
The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson has been in the US with the Prime Minister to cover the speech. He asked expert commentators from both sides of the Atlantic about the direction the Prime Minister should take and his ability to persuade the world to follow.

Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger

The former US secretary of state describes his admiration for Gordon Brown and his hope that his words on international co-operation will be heeded in times of dramatic global change.
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Jeremy Greenstock

Sir Jeremy Greenstock

A former ambassador to the UN and UK representative in Iraq, Greenstock suggests there are more similarities between Brown and Blair than at first sight.
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Christopher Meyer

Sir Christopher Meyer

The ambassador to the US under Blair remembers the applause for the former PM in Chicago and suggests Brown needs to tread a diplomatic tightrope if he hopes to suceed.
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Jonathan Powell

Jonathan Powell

Tony Blair's former chief of staff explains the case for foreign intervention, as outlined in Blair's Chicago speech.
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Robin Niblett

Robin Nibblet

The director of foreign affairs think tank Chatham House analyses the changing circles of influence that may disrupt Brown's plans.
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Speaking at the Kennedy Library the Prime Minister is likely to invoke JFK in his speech but how does Gordon Brown compare to the legendary leader?

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