Interviews

Copenhagen's Conundrum

Copenhagen's Conundrum

Michael A. Levi interviewed by Toni Johnson

CFR's Michael Levi says the Obama administration faces tough negotiations on a global climate change agreement at the December Copenhagen meeting without clear support from Congress. But he says Obama has other legislative options.

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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.

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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."

 

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Economic Challenges Add to Pakistan's Woes

Economic Challenges Add to Pakistan's Woes

Daniel S. Markey interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Daniel Markey, a former State Department specialist on South Asia, says Pakistan "is going through another series of really tough times" brought on by the economic downturn that has hit the country, and by the continuing problems fighting the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

See more in Pakistan; Financial Crises