Hosts: Joshua Yaffa, Associate Editor, Foreign Affairs
Robert McMahon, Editor, CFR.org
Producer: Hagit Ariav, CFR.org
March 11, 2010
CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and Foreign Affairs Associate Editor Joshua Yaffa preview major world events in the week ahead.
In this week's podcast: a new round of so-called Middle East proximity talks is off to a shaky start; the U.S. continues to push for UN sanctions on Iran; Greece must show the Euro-zone it can balance its budget; and parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species meet in Doha.
The World Next Week is a coproduction of CFR.org and Foreign Affairs.
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