Does the U.S. have an image problem?

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Former Prime Minister Kim Campbell, Senator Pamela Wallin and public diplomacy expert Simon Anholt redesign America's international image.

campbellwallinanholt620.jpgFormer Prime Minister Kim Campbell, Senator Pamela Wallin and public diplomacy expert Simon Anholt give their assessments of America's image in the world, and what it would take to improve it in the years ahead.

The international reputation of the United States took a serious hit under George W. Bush. The election of Barack Obama has improved international public opinion, but not everyone agrees that his approach to international relations is necessarily in America's interest.

Obama has been criticized by Republicans for being too timid, and conciliatory. Meanwhile, many of Obama's critics on the left say he has been getting a pass for continuing many Bush Administration policies.

What do you think? Is it more in America's interest to be likable or forceful? Is its status as most admired nation deserved? As emerging economies rise to challenge its dominant position on the world stage, what image should the U.S. cultivate in the years ahead? 

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