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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 D. 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.

See more in Afghanistan

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

Limits of EU's Iranian Oil Embargo

Speaker: Matthew H. Kroenig

The European Union's embargo on Iranian oil may bring Iran to the negotiating table but is unlikely to halt its controversial nuclear program, says CFR's Matthew Kroenig.

See more in Proliferation; Iran

Transition 2012

Transition 2012

Video Brief: China

Speaker: Elizabeth C. Economy

China's rising global prominence, increasing assertiveness and upcoming leadership transition may pose significant challenges for the next U.S. president, says CFR's Elizabeth C. Economy.

See more in China; Elections

An Upbeat Economic Outlook for 2012

Blackstone strategist Byron Wien gives a cautiously optimistic forecast on world economic developments in 2012, in a discussion with CFR's Robert E. Rubin, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Wien just released his closely followed annual "Ten Surprises" list of probable economic, financial market, and political events.

See more in United States; Financial Crises

Transition 2012

Transition 2012

Video Brief: Immigration

Speaker: Edward Alden

Immigration reform remains a hot topic in the 2012 presidential race, but the winner will have to move beyond an enforcement-only approach in dealing with illegal immigrants, says CFR's Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow Edward Alden, in a video issue brief.

See more in Elections; Immigration

The United States and the ICJ

Joan E. Donoghue, the U.S. member judge of the International Court of Justice, discusses the uneasy relationship between the United States and the UN body. She says the United States has increased its engagement with the ICJ on the contentious issue of capital punishment.

See more in International Organizations and Alliances

Pakistani Media and Anti-Americanism

Interviewer: Jayshree Bajoria
Interviewee: Najam Sethi

Pakistani journalist Najam Sethi discusses the factors behind anti-Americanism in Pakistan. He says the two countries have failed to develop a strategic relationship because of their differences in Afghanistan.

See more in Pakistan; Counterterrorism