Hosts: Gideon Rose, Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs
Kim Barker, Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
December 17, 2009
CFR's Murrow Press Fellow Kim Barker and Foreign Affairs Managing Editor Gideon Rose preview major world events in the week ahead.
In this week's podcast: Climate talks conclude in Copenhagen; U.S. food giant Kraft is scheduled to respond to British chocolate maker Cadbury's defense against its hostile takeover bid; Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan chairs his country's delegation to the Arab-Turkish Forum in Damascus; and the Vatican holds its Midnight Mass at 10 p.m.
The World Next Week is a coproduction of CFR.org and Foreign Affairs.
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