George Bush, the US president [AFP]

A new poll suggests that Western European's consistently see the US as the biggest threat to world stability.

In the US itself, North Korea and Iran are seen as the biggest risks – although a third of young Americans share the European view that the biggest threat is their own country.

What are these perceptions based on? And what will George Bush's successor have to do to improve their nation's image?

Inside Story examines the details.

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