Hosts: Kim Barker, Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Joshua Yaffa, Associate Editor, Foreign Affairs
Producer: Hagit Bachrach, CFR.org
February 12, 2010
CFR's Press Fellow Kim Barker and Foreign Affairs Associate Editor Joshua Yaffa preview major world events in the week ahead.
In this week's podcast: Fresh sanctions against Iran are considered following Ahmadinejad's announcement of new uranium enrichment capabilities; the one-year mark passes since President Obama announced the first troop level increase in Afghanistan; and the EU tackles its financial and budgetary woes.
The World Next Week is a coproduction of CFR.org and Foreign Affairs.
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