Interviews

The Future of U.S. Climate Policy

The Future of U.S. Climate Policy

Eileen B. Claussen interviewed by Stephanie Hanson

Eileen Claussen, president of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, says U.S. domestic climate legislation might pass in 2010, after Congress deals with health care reform. But a global climate agreement, set to be discussed in Copenhagen in December 2009, is dependent on U.S. policy, she says.

See more in United States; Climate Change

After the Stress Tests

After the Stress Tests

Roger M. Kubarych interviewed by Lee Hudson Teslik

CFR's Roger Kubarych gauges what the results of much anticipated stress tests will mean for the future of the U.S. banking industry.

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Africa Needs Governance and Globalization

Mo Ibrahim interviewed by Stephanie Hanson

Mo Ibrahim, a Sudanese businessman who promotes good governance and entrepreneurship in Africa, says foreign investors, whether they are corporations, funds, or donor nations, must take the lead in bringing transparency and accountability to Africa's government and business sectors.

See more in Africa (sub-Saharan); Economic Development

Obama's First Priority Should Be Economy

Obama's First Priority Should Be Economy

Richard N. Haass interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

CFR President Richard N. Haass, who worked on previous presidential transitions, says that given the current world situation, he believes the first priority for President-elect Barack Obama lies in "the financial and economic side," and that "the near-term foreign policy challenges are probably Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, [and] a little bit of Iraq."

See more in Elections; United States

Steps to Halt the Slide

Steps to Halt the Slide

Nouriel Roubini interviewed by Lee Hudson Teslik

Economist Nouriel Roubini argues the $700 billion U.S. bailout bill will not alleviate frozen credit markets in the short term and encourages a series of steps to alleviate the current crisis.

See more in Global; Financial Crises; Financial Markets