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Speaker: Thomas J. 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 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.

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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.

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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

Speaker: Robert M. Danin

The next president will be forced to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in "a different Middle East context," as possible leadership transitions on both sides as well as ongoing regional changes will affect the context in which the peace process is pursued, says CFR's Robert M. Danin.

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