Friday, February 1, 2008

The World This Week: Intelligence - China - India - Climate Change - more

From the Council on Foreign Relations

February 1, 2008

In this Issue:

Domestic Spy War Intensifies

China's Yin, India's Yang

In Last Lap, Bush Seeks Unity on Iraq

The Post-Bali Road

A looming deadline prompts a new round of political debate over the need for government eavesdropping on U.S. citizens. Read more
Backgrounder: NSA Eavesdropping
Campaign 2008 Issue Tracker: The Candidates on Domestic Intelligence
CFR Meeting Transcript: A Conversation with Robert S. Mueller IIII, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
CFR Experts on Intelligence

China and India are commonly portrayed as economic rivals. In fact, experts say, they have much to gain from each other. Read more
Online Debate: Will India Eclipse China?
Podcast with Tarun Khanna, Professor, Harvard Business School: India-China Trade
CFR Meeting Audio: Rebalancing the U.S.-China Economic Relationship
CFR Meeting Transcript: Sovereign Wealth Funds and the World Economy with Robert M. Kimmitt, Deputy Treasury Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury
CFR Experts on China and India

President Bush's farewell State of the Union address was marked by a call for Congress to unite behind his Iraq policy and curtail partisanship. Read more
CFR Scholars Respond to State of the Union
Gwertzman Interview with Kenneth M. Pollack, Director of Research, Saban Center for Middle East Policy: Bush's Iraq Plan Deserves Chance
Op-ed: "The Palmerstonian Moment" by Richard Haass (The National Interest)

The Bush administration's upcoming climate meetings seek to build on recent talks in Bali, but some critics remain wary. Read more
Council Special Report: Climate Change and National Security - An Agenda for Action
Backgrounder: G8's Gradual Move toward Post-Kyoto Climate Change Policy
Campaign 2008 Issue Tracker: The Candidates on Climate Change Interview with Michael A. Levi: Modest Results From Bali's Heated Climate Conference
CFR Experts on Climate Change

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CFR Experts in the News
U.S. Politics (1/31): Peter Beinart argues that "bitter primary contests don't necessarily hurt candidates in the general election," in the Washington Post.
U.S. Presidency (1/30): President Bush's achievements on social justice are larger than his critics understand, argues Michael Gerson, in the Washington Post.
Campaign 2008 (1/30): Amity Shlaes looks at the pluses and the minuses of inheriting the Kennedy legacy, on
Economy (1/28): Sebastian Mallaby argues that banks "must reform their incentives so that they become more like hedge funds," in the Washington Post.
War in Iraq (1/28): America has a chance at a historic victory in Iraq, but only if we don't pull out too many forces too soon, argues Max Boot, in the Weekly Standard.
Iraqi Government (1/28): Max Boot and Bing West argue that Bush may have to withdraw his support for Nouri al-Maliki if the prime minister continues to slow progress, in the Los Angeles Times.
Iraq (1/28): Max Boot discusses the Democratic candidates' wavering stance on pulling American troops out of Iraq, in the New York Post.
Iran (1/28): Instead of confronting Iran, as the Bush administration would like, Arab states are becoming friendlier with the Shi'a nation, argues Mohamad Bazzi in the Star-Ledger.


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