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Transition 2012

Transition 2012

Video Brief: Defense

Speaker: Richard K. Betts

The winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential election will have to determine the scope of defense policy ambitions under strong pressure to restore domestic economic solvency, which will "overshadow" policy questions, says CFR's Richard K. Betts.

See more in Defense Budget; United States

Beyond the BRICS

Speaker: Stewart M. Patrick

A second tier of middle-income powers is emerging beyond the BRICS alliance of Brazil, India, China, Russia and South Africa. CFR's Stewart M. Patrick discusses how these countries complicate traditional conceptions of East vs. West and developed vs. developing nations.

See more in Global Governance

Arab Spring and Women's Rights

Interviewer: Jayshree Bajoria
Interviewee: Minky Worden

On International Women's Day, Minky Worden of Human Rights Watch discusses why women are losing in the movement for change in the Arab uprisings and how the international community can help.

See more in Women; Middle East and North Africa

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.

See more in Elections

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