Interviews: View from Abroad

Veteran journalist Bernard Gwertzman interviews foreign policy experts from around the world to explore the significance of the 2008 U.S. presidential race beyond U.S. borders, part of’s special election coverage.

Obama's First Priority Should Be Economy

Obama's First Priority Should Be Economy

Richard N. Haass interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

CFR President Richard N. Haass, who worked on previous presidential transitions, says that given the current world situation, he believes the first priority for President-elect Barack Obama lies in "the financial and economic side," and that "the near-term foreign policy challenges are probably Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, [and] a little bit of Iraq."


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