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Good afternoon! We're back for Round 2. Coming up: Dan Markey joins us to discuss Defense Sec.Hagel's visit to Pakistan.
A primer on the 's principal crisis-management body, the Security Council:
MT : How will 's air defense ID zone alter relations in Northeast ? 's take:
protests gain momentum. Read more in the Daily News Brief:
: 1987: The first riots of the Palestinian intifada begin in the Gaza Strip.
of the Day: "[Ukranians] do not want to live in a country where corruption rules and where there is no justice." -Vitaly Klitschko
U.S. and foreign donors should provide $3.3B-$3.9B to post-2014. Read the Council Special Report:
Topics in this week's Must Reads: China's Air Defense Zone, Saving the Euro, Increasing Hospital Prices, and More:
How should the U.S. manage political challenges in post-2014? and Keith Crane report:
Weekend reading: suggested articles from this week from , , and more:
The U.S. should rely less on Pakistan to accomplish goals in Afghanistan, and Keith Crane recommend:
Catch up on your reading this weekend with recommended articles from :
MT : My colleague just published a helpful progress report on & investment.
just elected to fill seat rejected. A primer on the imperfect but indispensable body:
Coming up in the news next week: inspectors visit heavy-water plant in Iran. Listen to podcast for more:
RT : How should South respond to 's new air defense identification zone? weighs in
Does curbing require US troops in after 2014? Yes, says new report. Read why here:
RT : Nelson Mandela and American Hopes
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MT : Despite increases in spending all 4 arab countries that took PISA scored below average
RT : Are PISA tests best measure of global ?
RT : Mandela's unfinished business:
This week marks 42nd anniversary of UAE's founding. This week in history in Middle East Matters This Week:
Real quote: "The United States of America’s interests, are the world’s interests." AKA: "projection bias"
Why has Thailand adopted a “coup culture”? Read ’s take: via
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The Obama administration has embraced the most ambitious trade agenda in two decades, says . Read why :
Does the budget surplus make it more likely to default on its debt? This explains:
CFR's explains why 's violent protests or "hartals" undermine its many development gains:
The world mourns the death of Nelson Mandela. Read more in the Daily News Brief:
CFR’s says ’s next constitution won’t fulfill the democratic dreams of the revolution:
of the Day: "He achieved more than could be expected of any man." - President Obama on Nelson Mandela
: 1904: Theodore Roosevelt stakes out a new role for the United States as the policeman of the Americas.
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Nelson Mandela's primary legacy is a multiracial South Africa under the rule of law, writes :
RT : The meaning of Mandela. Watch discuss how one man can alter world events.
Mandela's passing brings into sharp relief challenges facing SA today Great overview by
RT : Nelson Mandela in FA: "Only true democracy can guarantee rights."
RT : Donors don't give more to developing countries meeting Paris Declaration commitments
Was VP Biden’s message to Chinese youth impolitic or an important policy thrust? Read ’s take:
RT : My colleague Alyssa Ayres on how unrelenting protests are undermining the great promise of Bangladesh
A scorecard on U.S. Trade and Investment from CFR's :
RT : New scorecard infographic & progress report on trade & FDI in the US:
RT : My latest post - Joe Biden: The Bull in the China Shop via
RT : Perceived Corruption in South Africa Still High
: Should outside actors take action to help reform in Myanmar? Read 's answer:
MT : What’s going on in Thailand and why? Here’s some history:
RT : Does an improving Greek budget picture increase the odds of a 2014 default? via
RT : Why critics of nudges are wrong, with Cass Sunstein:
During his visit to China, Biden talks about the air zone & North Korea with Xi. Read more in the Daily News Brief:
RT : What’s next for constitution?
, 1995: Sri Lankan forces drive Tamil Tiger guerrillas out of the provincial capital of Jaffna.
: "When Bashar al-Assad decided to kill his people we decided to stand by the people." - Khalid al-Attiyah, Qatar's foreign minister
Our new report on the U.S. trade agenda. Obama: Building trade to build growth -
americans favor restraint abroad (not isolationism) & rebuilding at home. echoes national security under Eisenhower.
RT : Beware of Greeks Bearing Primary Budget Surpluses /
RT : New. Why Obama should reorient US national security around conflict prevention.
.'s "Invisible Armies" has been selected by as one of the top 100 nonfiction books of 2013:
Experts discuss , its impact on the U.S., and recommendations for U.S. policy. Watch at 6:00 p.m.
Bhagwati and Panagariya's "Why Growth Matters" named to 's "Books of the Year" list:
We welcome and an expert panel to discuss , its impact on the US, and recommendations for US policy at 6:00 p.m (EST).
Is now the time for to assume a larger role in the discussion on ? explains:
MT : following the preliminary accord with Iran, is the time ripe for outreach toward ? my latest:
. Names 's "The Battle of Bretton Woods" to its "Books of the Year" list:
RT : Can Thailand Break Its Coup Addiction? via
RT : Former President Mbeki Claims Former Prime Minister Blair Pressured him to Invade Zimbabwe
Watch 's Fatih Birol discuss projections through 2035 at 1 p.m. (EST).
MT : Do Americans want to retreat from the world? looks at a new & CFR poll:
What is an important statistic from the news this week? Send in your ideas for figure of the week for podcast.
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We welcome Chief Economist Fatih Birol to discuss projections through 2035 at 1 p.m (EST).
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MT : Guide to understanding politics and in
MT : My conversation about w/ moderated by 's David Remnick held in NY.
My blog on the rising violence against workers in was republished by :
Biden meets Xi as the air defense row continues. Read more in today's Daily News Brief:
, 1992: President George H.W. Bush orders 28,000 U.S. troops to Somalia on a humanitarian mission.
"Our regional partners are very afraid of the instability they see emanating from southern Libya." -- U.S. Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue
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Experts discuss trends in public opinion on US foreign policy and international affairs. Watch at 6:30 p.m.
The assessed the problems in US educational attainment and efforts to reverse negative trends
Do you have a suggestion for your favorite Must Read from 2013?
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A new and CFR survey finds that Americans are conflicted about the US role in the world:
MT : Ukraine protesters may find it once again easier to overthrow a hated regime rather than to govern.
RT : More–and Less–on the Boko Haram Attack on Nigeria’s Maiduguri Airport
What’s fueling the rising violence against doctors in ? explains on :
Do Americans want to retreat from the world? New & poll sends a mixed message:
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RT : Up at Asia Unbound, Japan Moves Forward in Cyberspace
The 2012 PISA results are in: (via ). Do international test scores matter?