World Economic Update
What happened in the markets during August? Is the credit squeeze about to ease, or there is more pain to come? What impact will the financial turmoil of the last month have on the real economy? And what does thisepisode tell us about the stability (or fragility) of contemporary financial markets? This quick-hit edition of the World Economic Update will address these and related questions.
7:45 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 - 9:15 a.m. Meeting
Algerian and Western counterterrorism efforts, along with an African-led peacekeeping force in Mali, have shifted the North African al-Qaeda franchise's criminal and terrorist activities to remote areas of the Sahara and Sahel, explains this Backgrounder.
Micah Zenko analyzes the unexpected invasion by Kenyan forces into Somalia to defeat the militant group, al-Shabaab.
Listen as CFR experts Ed Husain and Janine Davidson explain how Islamic extremism has led to the rise of ISIS and other radical militant groups and what the United States can do to respond to this threat.