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Transition 2012

Transition 2012

Video Brief: Africa

The winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential election will risk "unpleasant surprises" if he fails to pay sufficient attention to Africa, says CFR's John Campbell.

See more in Elections; Africa (sub-Saharan)

Transition 2012

Transition 2012

Video Brief: North Korea

North Korea may be on the verge of a "transformative moment," which will require the time, attention, and resources of the winner of the U.S. presidential election, says CFR's Scott Snyder.

See more in Elections; North Korea

Speaker: Michael A. Levi

The winner of the U.S. presidential election will face at least three sets of climate challenges including reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, facing international pressure, and developing climate-friendly technology, says CFR's Michael Levi.

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Speaker: Thomas Bollyky

The winner of the 2012 presidential election faces an important leadership test on trade, which will have challenges and opportunities, says CFR's Thomas Bollyky, including leveling the playing field with China and finalizing the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

See more in United States; Elections

Transition 2012

Transition 2012

Video Brief: Energy

Speaker: Michael A. Levi

The winner of the presidential election will face at least three sets of energy challenges: continuing to reduce oil dependence, increasing U.S. supplies sustainably, and addressing acute crises such as supply disruptions, says CFR's Michael Levi.

See more in Elections; Energy Policy; United States

The New Afghan Combat Timetable

Speaker: Stephen Biddle

The newly announced U.S. plan to end its combat mission in Afghanistan by mid-2013 could make it more difficult to realize the chief goal of helping Afghan national forces become self-sufficient, says CFR's Stephen Biddle.

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Iran and the U.S.-Saudi Relationship

Interviewer: Paul B. Stares
Interviewee: F. Gregory Gause III

The U.S.-Saudi relationship has become increasingly strained since the onset of the Arab awakening, and Iran's nuclear ambitions could pose further challenges, says expert F. Gregory Gause III.

See more in Iran; Saudi Arabia