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Aug 22, 2010 10:00am EDT
germany's success. then an all-star "gps" panel on china. it's just clambered over japan to win the title of the world's second biggest economy. is it on course to overtake the united states? finally, a last look at another house of worship in a perhaps uncomfortable place. you'll be surprised. let's get started. >>> there has been a lot of shouting and screaming on cable news about the mosque or islamic center in lower manhattan. and if you're looking for that here, you have come to the wrong place. i want to have an intelligent conversation with intelligent people. so joining me now, peter beinart, a senior fellow at the new america foundation and a contributing editor at "time," and bret stephens, of course the foreign affairs columnist for the "wall street journal." both of you have written about this topic. bret, let me allow you to lay your position out because it's not exactly newt gingrich's. >> no, not quite. but my position, i guess, is twofold. on the one hand, i'm not going to make an argument that imam rauf, the man who wants to have the mosque on park place, doesn't have a c
Jun 9, 2013 10:00am PDT
u.s. summit. henry kissinger will tell us who china's president xi jinping is and what china wants. and two great scholars to dig deeper on china and the u.s.. how is president obama handling this challenge. and in five days, iran will go to the polls to elect a new president. could a new president mean a new direction nar increasingly isolated nation? also, the protests that have set turkey on edge. what is actually going on there? a report from one of the smartest voices in istanbul. first, here is my it take. some american commentators want summit meetings between china and the united states such as the one in california this week to turn into a kind of g-2, a relationship of equal powers to manage the world's problems. but that's not the way to think about this relationship. china is not the world's other super power. and we should not treat it as such. china has always played a weak hand brilliantly. in february 1972, when richard nixon went to china and restored relations that had been broken, beijing negotiated as if from commanding heights. in fact, china was in the midst o
Jul 26, 2015 10:00am PDT
place, it built 6,000 new centrifuges. as for maintaining sanctions, the idea that china, russia and the european union would maintain sanctions against iran if washington turned down a deal that they painstakingly negotiated and fully embraced is far fetched. china is desperate to buy iran's oil. russia has already negotiated to sell at nuclear power reactors, and the french foreign minister scheduled a trip to tehran this week to do what that country's diplomats always do, promote france's corporate interests. it's worth recalling that when the obama administration was putting together the last round of u.n. sanctions against iran, many republicans dismissed the effort. in an august 2009 op ed in the "wall street journal" titled "sanctions won't work against iran," the bush administration's ambassador to the u.n., john bolton, argued they'd never go along with such sanctions and if they did it wouldn't change iran's behavior anyway. now iran says these same sanctions are wondrously effective if only the administration would keep them on indefinitely. the crucial reasons the sanctio
Nov 16, 2014 7:00am PST
china's patient and steady nonmilitary moves that might prove the greater challenge. russia is a great power in decline. its economy amounts to just 3.4% of global gdp. china's is nearly 16% and rising. now almost four times the size of japan's and five times that of germany's according to the world bank. presidents obama and xi deserve the accolades they're receiving for their historic agreement on climate change and it seems to suggest that america and china are moving toward a new, productive relationship. except that even while signing these accords, xi jinping's government has been taking steps that suggests it is developing a very different approach to its foreign policy, one that seeks to replace the american-built post-1945 international system with its own. if it continues down this path, it would constitute the most significant and dangerous shift in international politics since the end of the cold war. it's been widely reported that xi has presided over a rise in nationalist rhetoric in recent years, much of it anti-american. while nationalism has been circulating in china f
Feb 19, 2012 1:00pm EST
united states. we'll hit all of the hotspots, syria, iran, china, egypt, and more. later in the show, the u.s. rolled out the red carpet for china's next president but what is going on behind the scenes between the two rival nations? we have a great panel of china watchers. also, believe it or not, the eurozone crisis is solved. how, what? stay tuned, we'll explain. first, here is my take. we're hearing a new concept these days in discussions about iran. the zone of immunity. the idea often explained by ehud barak, israel's defense minister, is soon iran will have enough nuclear capacity that israel would not be able to inflict a crippling blow to its program. israeli officials explained that we americans cannot understand their fears that iron is a exosential danger to them. but, in fact, we can understand because we went through a very similar experience ourselves. after world war ii as the soviet union approached a nuclear capability, the united states was seized by a panic that lasted for years. everything that israel says about iran now, we said then about the soviet union. we saw it
Jun 12, 2011 10:00am PDT
deep inside the psyche of the emerging global power china, with the man who perhaps knows it best, dr. henry kissinger, and finally, how does president obama go from heads and shoulders above chancellor merkel to just about even? we'll show you. >>> now here's my take. those of you who watched the show last week know that i talked about the need to tackle america's unemployment crisis, 24 million americans unemployed or underemployed. well, i'm going to talk about this again, because it really is the crucial problem underlying all others. president obama has proposed a number of specific policies to tackle the jobs crisis but they have gone nowhere because republicans say that their top concern is the deficit and debt. well, those of you worried about the debt, i should say those of us because i would strongly include myself, let's please remember if unemployment doesn't go down fast, the deficit is going to get much worse. if you're serious about deficit reduction the single most important factor that will shrink it is to have working people and paying taxes. i want to focus on one o
Jan 22, 2017 10:00am PST
it? i'll talk to the magazine's editor. >>> china, washington's new foe, and russia, america's closest buddy? how will president trump order decades of precedent in these two critical relationships? we'll discuss it all. first here's my take. on friday we heard something unusual, even unprecedented in american history. we heard the newly sworn in president of the united states deliver an inaugural address that was an exercise in undiluted pessimism. his description of the country he now leads is vivid. american carnage. it could be the title of a gangster movie. trump's advisers like to compare him with jackson. jackson's first inaugural address was low in comparison. there's no precedent no matter how grim the reality who has chosen to begin his term in office in dark tones of despair. in the midst of the great depression franklin roosevelt told the nation they had nothing to fear but fear itself. with a horrific civil war still in its last throes, lincoln said let us strive onto bind up the nation's wounds. with unemployment at 4.7% and crime rates down to a 20% low, donald t
Aug 30, 2009 1:00pm EDT
gps today a new interview on china's scholar, where china is thinking about the debt it owns and how it's helping north korea. >>> the difference between fundamentalists and jihadists. who poses the real threat? it's a great show. let's get started. >>> and now james baker joins me from the baker institute of public policy at rice university in houston. welcome, secretary baker. >> thank you fareed it's a pleasure to be with you. >> president obama faces a unique set of challenges, a unique set of problems. what is your basic sense? how is he doing? there has been some criticism and controversy of feeling that he's facing greater hostility and challenges than perhaps people had expected given his ka charisma charisma. >> i think dealing with the economic crisis facing the nation is the number one priority. that ought to be his number one priority, his number two priority and his number three priority. health care is something that's going to take a long time if you can bring that up later on. climate change is something that's going to be very controversial and take a while to do. th
Jan 26, 2014 10:00am PST
they don't need it anymore. among them china, mexico, brazil, malaysia, singapore, south korea, morocco, peru. china is in fact now a big donor of foreign aid. part of the problem here is that we lump together all kinds of aid. there's assistance that was given during the cold war, say to mobutu of zaire for purely strategic reasons with no attempt to aid the country. there's aid for science, general public health and economic development. the reality is foreign aid programs have to be well designed, properly targeted, and well implemented, like any other effort in the real world, public or private. they must be monitored for corruption and unintended effects. but when these conditions apply, and they do in many, many cases, foreign aid has a big positive effect. and how much are we spending to get these benefits? americans guess that their government spends 25% of its annual budget on aid. how much should it be spending, they are asked. 10% is the answer. well, the reality is that the united states spends less than 1% of its budget on aid. that's $30 for every american. is thi
Dec 22, 2012 5:00pm PST
nixon's national security adviser secretly flew to china, beginning a string of meeting ises that would eventually open that isolated eastern nation to the western world. that opening checked soviet expansionism and in a sense was the beginning of the end of the cold war. >> that was the week that changed the world. >> it was also the beginning of china's entry into the world economy, which has resulted in that country becoming the world's second largest economy. but back then, the idea of a reproachment with china would have been rejected as pure fantasy. china was a radical revolutionary communist regime that had been fighting america and its allies across the globe. how did the decision come about in the midst of such intense oppositi opposition? what were the internal maneuvering that paved the way? the secret dealings that made it actually happen? who better to ask than the man himself, dr. henry kissinger. >> this is what the world looked like when you enter into the white house with richard nixon. the united states has had no relations with china. we have been implaquably o
Mar 11, 2012 10:00am EDT
, russia, china, all the current hot spots, all places he knows well. is that the drums of war we hear? certainly from some corners. how does the iran-israel showdown end? i've got a great panel. i'll also bring you an amazing story. free and fair electrics in china. i'll explain. first, here's my take. president obama has been trying to cool down the war fever that suddenly gripped washington earlier this month. prime minister benjamin netanyahu's visit and the flurry of statemen surrounding it have created a dangerous dynamic. it is easy to see how things move toward war. it is difficult to see how they don't. the pressure is building on iran, but there are no serious discussions of negotiated solutions. israel has already discounted the proposed new talks. republican candidates will denounce any deal no matter how presencive the inspections. either iran suddenly and completely surrenders or israel will strike. and bebe netanyahu knows that the window presented by the u.s. political season is closing. if he were to strike between now and november, he would be assured of unqualified s
Jan 23, 2011 10:00am EST
theirs. companies can now easily base themselves or grow their operations like singapore, and china and india. rather than expand on plants in america. the u.s. has to benchmark against other countries and remain an attractive place to businesses. it has taken place because of federal funding. without the defense department there would be no semiconductor industry. nasa was the largest customer of the computer industry and why al gore may not have invented the internet, darpa did. and on and on. federal spending on research and development is still much too low. our goal should be to double it in the next three years. if obama sets out a program that will make america more competitive for private business and couples it with a push for massive new funding for research technology, digital infrastructure, the smart grid and other such projects, he will be marrying two good economic ideas. and in this case, good economics might be good politics. today a very important show. you've just heard what i think the president needs to say in the state of the union. we've got a great panel to t
Sep 4, 2016 10:00am PDT
. china, meanwhile, is laying blame in the south china sea. will president obama confront them? >>> also, does turkey concern obama? its nato's second largest army and a crucial american ally. i asked president obama what he thinks is motivating the unqualified support that working-class whites seem to have for donald trump. >> i think we have to pay close attention to what is going on. >> then, understanding trump's trip to mexico from the mexican perspective. former foreign minister tells us what his country thinks of donald trump now. but first, here's my take. as we are all consumed with the ups and downs of this bizarre campaign, president obama is on his last trip in office to asia. one of the purposes of the trip is to breathe life in to one of the ideas that has animated his foreign policy, the pivot to asia. it's a big idea and it's the right approach but obama is now the last man standing who is willing to push for it. foreign policy is consumed with momentary crises. in the long run, the future is defined by the winners, not the losers. and when the flashpoints of tu
Oct 7, 2012 10:00am EDT
after a threat was placed on his life. >>> also, if china's growth slows, should the rest of us cheer? no. >>> first, here's my take. the pundit dees claired mitt romney the winner. he was. obama seemed passive, detached, and glum. but what's more significant than how romney said things is what he said. romney repeatedly insisted he was not advocating a big tax kuchlt in fact, he declared unequivocally that he would not cut taxes at all if they added to the deficit at all. now, as "the washington post" reporter checks out, for two years rom hi has been campaigning on a tax cut that would cost around $5 trillion over ten years. he said he would eliminate deductions and spending to pay for it. he never offers details. he did say he would cut funding for public broadcasting which was 0.01% in 2012. medicaid was 0.13%. romney also spoke in favor of regulations including much of the dodd/frank bill and he repeatedly held up as a model his health care plan in massachusetts which has added center the individual mandate and on which obama care is based. romney's transformation did not happen
Sep 21, 2014 10:00am PDT
question is, can india become the next china? i'll ask him. then the 42nd president of the united states of america, bill clinton. despite almost 14 years out of office, he still wields enormous influence in the united states and around the world. i will ask him about isis, russia, and i'll ask him whether he's looking forward to another stint at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. we're trimming back everything else on the show to give the stage to these two leaders. so let's get started. >> when i think about what trends could reshape the world in the next decade or, two one stands out. if india were to industrialize at the pace china did over the last few decades it would be seismic. china has gone from roughly 2% of global gdp to 16% in three decades according to the imf. if india performed the same feat, global economics, politics and culture would be transformed. but can it? there's huge potential. india has a long way to climb, its populous with a young vibrant population and its private sector is extraordinary. but because of its overregulated state that strangles growth, india's pr
Oct 17, 2010 1:00pm EDT
need to talk about it. when it happens, and it will happen, the united states and china in particular could end up going down an extremely confrontational path. you see, this has to be resolved, will a unified korea have north korea's nuclear weapons? what happens to american troops because a unified korea would now be an american ally with nuclear weapons and american troops bordering china. rather than wait until crisis strikes and we're in the middle of all this, this is the time to start sorting all this out by talks between china, south korea and the united states, privately, of course, but urgently. we have a great show for you today. first up peter diamond, the american economist has just won the nobel prize for his work on unemployment, the hottest topic in the land. he'll tell us what he sees in the u.s. jobs picture and also tell us why he was blocked by the gop from a spot on the federal reserve. >>> next up, afghanistan is talking to the taliban, iraq still doesn't have a government, currency wars are breaking out all over the globe. we'll spin the globe and tal
May 18, 2014 10:00am PDT
china becoming more nationalist, more capitalist, more democratic? what do the people of china really want? kevin osnose of "the new yorker" tells us. but first here's my take. >>> president obama's pivot to asia has been widely praised, but many critics wished that he would infuse the policy with greater substance and energy. in fact, the administration has the opportunity to fill in one of the great missing pieces of that policy, a strategic relationship with the continent's second largest country, india, once a new government is formed in new delhi. but it will require both countries to make some major changes. the united states has to clear the air with the person who will be india's next prime minister, narenda modi. modi has been shunned by u.s. officials for a decade. the george w. bush administration put him on a black list of sorts and denied him a visa to come to america. the visa issue is now irrelevant, because as head, he automatically gets a special visa. but the obama administration should go further and move to strengthen ties with him. the cold shoulder should be repl
Jul 10, 2011 10:00am EDT
make much money in china. we'll explain. >>> and six of the ten fastest grows economies, which continent has the world's newest nation? >>> first, here's my take. i've been hearing a lot of criticism recently that president obama doesn't have a consistent policy toward the arab spring, but i wanted to ask, should he? there are vast differences between the circumstances on the grand in tunisia, egypt, libya, saudi arabia, between american interests in those countries and our capacity to influence events there. some places are more stable, the regimes are more reformist, others are not. should we have a one size fits all foreign policy? take the case saudi arabia. will the administration to start clamoring for rejim change in riyadh, and would that encourage large-scale protests and instability within the kingdom, the price of oil would skyrocket. meanwhile, the saudi regime which has legitimacy, power and cash would likely endure, but likely would be enraged at washington. what exactly would a more consistent policy achieve? a humanitarian crisis that could be averted. in additi
Sep 13, 2015 10:00am PDT
, china? >> i will talk to the real life counterpart of james bond's fictional boss. >> he was the chief of britain's secret intelligence service. also why is germany taking in so many refugees? and why is the rest of europe's reaction to it sullen at best and spiteful at worst? i will explain. meet the man who wants to take in 100,000 refugees. this egyptian billionaire said all he needs is for greece or italy to sell him an island. finally, paying taxes, donating organs and helping others rather than send in the police and pass more laws and ban more stuff. can the government nudge to you do the right thing? there is a nudge unit here in the united kingdom and we will talk to the head of it. first, here's my take. as 16 candidates try to get noticed, perhaps we shouldn't be surprised to hear crazy rhetoric and outulantish ideas. chris christie proposed that all legal visitors to the united states, anyone with a visa be tracked every minute like a fedex package. mike huckabee compared planned parenthood to isis and said they both take people's heads off. i haven't even gotten to d
Jan 5, 2014 7:00am PST
less clear cut prediction. 2014 will be the year that china faces a fork in the road. it will revamp its economic system, deal with growing problems and set itself up for another decade of growth and stability. or 2014 will be the year that the great chinese miracle hits a serious road bump. perhaps perhaps. it seems odd to speak of problems and the need for reform in the world's fastest growing big economy but china has built up imbalances in that economy for some years now and they are not sustainable for much longer. even before the financial crisis, china's top officials were aware the economy was unstable, unbalanced, uncoordinated and unsustainable. it needed to wean itself off cheap credit and undergo market reforms. since then in response to the global economic snowdown, china pumped more easy money into its economy. the result according to morgan stanley is that china's totals public and private debt is more than 200% of gdp. unprecedented level for any developing country. while it used to take $1 of debt to produce $1 of gdp growth takes $4 to produce the same dollar of gro
Sep 13, 2015 7:00am PDT
gigantic neighbor to the north. none of this is true about china, the new target of irresponsible republican rhetoric. china is the world's second largest economy, almost two and a half times the size of the next largest, japan. even if growth slows substantially there, china will continue to have seismic effects on the global system. governor scott walker has declared that the upcoming state visit of china's president xi jinping should be canceled. marco rubio would allow xi to come but down-grade his trip and use it as an opportunity to, quote, speak bluntly to this authoritarian ruler. in a speech billed as outlining his foreign policy, rubio argued china is a rising threat to our economic interests and a growing danger to our national security. christie explained that washington needs a military approach to china. trump goes further and is coarser. i asked henry kissinger what he makes of the rhetoric. it is foolishness, he said but dangerous foolishness. it could have grave repercussions. part of the problem is that china's government remains a black box and few understand wh
Oct 22, 2017 10:00am PDT
agree. inside the mind of china's president's xi jinping, as his country puts him back in power. >>> and last week, donald trump made moves to get out of what he called the worst deal ever. the iran nuclear deal. now will he terminate what he calls the worst trade deal? i'll talk to canada's foreign minister about trump's nafta strategy. but first, here's my take. can burns and lynne novak's d z documentary on the vietnam war is filled with stories of soldiers on all sides of the conflict. but the most tragic aspect was to hear linden johnson on tape before full u.s. engagement, admitting that the war could not be won. president johnson's statements are -- in may 1964, when the united states had fewer than 20,000 troops in vietnam, serving only as advisers and trainers. this is what president johnson said to his national security adviser, george bun did. bundy. >> i stayed alast night thinking about this and the more i think about this, i'm afraid we're getting into another cakorea. i don't think it's worth fighting for and i don't think we can get out. >> johnson understood eve
Jan 29, 2012 1:00pm EST
visited a factory in china to see if it could cut the glass precisely for the phone's touch screen. when the apple team got there, the factory owners were already constructing a new wing. this is in case you give us the contract. the manager explained. how could they afford such an extravagant gesture? well, it turns out "the times" noted that they received subsidies from the chinese government. that one incident is part of a pattern. in 2009, for example, bridgelux, a light-emitting chip manufacturer in the united states, was searching for a new factory site. the company considered the cost of building in the u.s. and elsewhere. the government of singapore offered to pay half the setup costs of the plant. why can't we do that here in the u.s., the ceo, bill watkins, asked? the ceo of dow chemical has been arguing for a national policy aimed at reviving manufacturing. in his book "make it in america," livers argues that not only would a manufacturing policy produce good, long-term jobs, it would upgrade the jobs skills that are crucial to keeping innovation alive. innovation doesn't just
Jan 15, 2017 7:00am PST
order. questions swirl around russia, china, nato. how does the new american administration see the world and how does the world view the next president? i have a great panel. >>> kim jong-un has threatened to test launch a missile that's able to deliver a nuclear warhead all the way to the united states. just how should america react to this? is he mad or dangerous or both? >>> and drumpb has threatened to kill tpp, and build a wall. >> you will pay a large tax. >> can he do it all? what will be the consequences? i'll ask president obama's trade representative. >>> first, here's my take. donald trump has attacked no country as consistently as he has china. during his campaign he said china was raping the united states, killing it on trade and artificially depressing its currency to make chinese goods cheap. since being elected he's spoken to the leader of taiwan. it was a surprise to me on a recent trip to beijing to find chinese elites sanguine about trump. it says more about how they see their own country. trump is a negotiator and the rhetoric is all part of his opening bid said
Jan 5, 2014 10:00am PST
prediction. 2014 will be the year that china faces a fork in the road. it will revamp its economic system, deal with some of its growing problems and set itself up for another decade of growth and stability. or 2014 will be the year that the great chinese miracle hits a serious road bump, perhaps more. i know, it seems odd to speak of problems an the snead for reform in the world's fastest-growing big economy, but china has built up imbalances in that economy for some years now, and they are not sustainable for much longer. even before the financial crisis, china's top officials were aware that the economy was in premier jiabao's own words, unstable, imbalanced uncoordinated and -- since then in response to the global economic slowdown, china bumped even more bien into the economy. the result is that china's total and public and private debt is more than 200% of gdp, an unprecedented level for any, she wera points out while it took $1 of debt to produce one dollar of gdp growth for china, this year it -- businesses and local governments from piled on debt, the property boom that is acsell
May 19, 2013 1:00pm EDT
with china's rights. to call all this isolationism is to mangle both language and logic. in fact, president obama's world view is rooted in american exceptionalism. you see, the fundamental pattern of international relations is that as a country becomes powerful, others gang up to bring it down. that's what happened to the habsburg empire, france and germ manny and the soviet union. one great exception to this rule in modern history. the united states. america has risen to global might and has not produced the balancing opposition that many would have predicted. in fact, the astonishing position of being the world's dominant power while many of the world's next most powerful nations, britain, france, germany, japan are all allied with it. the reason surely has something to do with the nature of america after germany. after world war ii we revive our enemy as and turn them into allies. people around the world do see the u.s. as different from other older empires. but it also has something to do with the way the united states has exercised power. reluctantly. historically, america
Feb 5, 2012 1:00pm EST
in a different world now. in 1990, china represented 2% of global gross domestic product. it has quadrupled to 8%, and it's rising. by most estimates, china's economy will become the world's largest between 2016 and 2018. and this is not simply an economic story. china's military capacity and reach are also expanding. beijing's defense spending is likely to surpass america's by 2025. it's not just china that's rising. emerging powers on every continent have achieved political stability and economic growth and are becoming active on the global stage. let's do a then and now. 20 years ago, turkey was a fragile democracy. dominated by its army. constantly in need of western economic bailouts. today, turkey has a trillion-dollar economy that grew 6.6% last year. since april 2009, turkey has created 3.4 million jobs. that's more than the entire european union, russia and south africa put together. look in this hemisphere. in 1990, brazil was emerging from decades of dictatorship and was racked by inflation rates that reached 3,000%. today brazil is a stable democracy steadily growing
Mar 10, 2013 10:00am PDT
china's new leaders. we'll start with the keystone pipeline. # i'll tell you why it should be built. then i'll have one of the most determined opponents, the head of the sierra club tell me why he disagrees. >>> next up, hugo chavez is dead. will his successor continue chavez's antiamerican, antiwestern, anticapitalist ways or is this the beginning of a new venezuela? we have a great panel. including moses nian. >>> also, rand paul is worried about americans killing americans on american soil. he's right. but there's another huge problem with drones we need to start worrying about. i'll explain. >>> first, here's my take. later this year the obama administration will have to make a decision on whether to green light the keystone pipeline. that's the 2,000 mile pipeline that would bring oil from the tar sands of canada to the gulf of mexico. i'm sure you've heard all the dire warnings about it. but another way to think about this, is to ask, what would happen if the pipeline did not go forward? the department of state released an extremely thorough report that tries to answer just th
Jan 1, 2012 10:00am EST
said i thought china would moderate its foreign policy behavior recognizing its assertiveness and arrogance over the last year had caused jitters throughout asia. i think that happened. i said the taliban's momentum would be broken in afghanistan. it has somewhat. i said the drawdown of american troops in iraq would take place and would not cause great regional crisis or instability. all of that seemed to play out pretty much as i predicted. i said iran would continue to be checked by a large group of regional and global powers but there would be no american or israeli strike. so far so good. now, my misses. i said that europe would survive. it has taken europeans much time and many crisis to come to the realization they will have to bail out their spend thrift and unlucky partners in greece, ireland, perhaps portugal, spain as well. germany can afford the bill. well, europe has survived but the situation did not resolve itself nearly so easily as i thought it would. my biggest miss was probably the u.s. economy which i thought would recover more vigorously than it did. what do i
Apr 17, 2011 1:00pm EDT
world? a human rights report from china. we'll read china's dossier on human rights. and why so many african leaders is support moammar gadhafi? a bureau chief explains. then the view from abroad. the norm number two at the united nations and the british foreign office. on obama, libya, and the future of global cooperation. finally -- a last look and a last listen at britain's greatest gift to the world. now, the big news this week was president obama's speech on the budget. it was an important intelligence speech with one major failing, and i'll get to that. for those of you wondering what obama stands for, what his core beliefs are, i would suggest that you read or watch the speech. it was an intelligent, passionate defense of his view of america and of the role of government. it is left of center but not that far from the center. he starts, after all, by taking the problem of the long-term debt seriously, proposes major spending reductions in all areas, and crucially proposes a failsafe mechanism that would kick in if the deficit did not shrink. it sounds like a technicality, but
Oct 21, 2012 10:00am PDT
political tumult in china ahead of the upcoming anointment. also i'll talk to the education innovator sal khan, the founder of khan academy about how best to teach our kids. >>> and what does a company with almost 700 planes and tens of thousands of trucks worry about? fuel. i'll sit down with fedex ceo fred smith to talk about the future of energy. that crucial subject, the future of energy, is also at the heart of our latest gps special, which airs tonight at 8:00 and 11:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. in "global lessons: the roadmap for powering america" will take you around the world to bring you ideas about energy back home. >>> but first here's my take. the second presidential debate has been studied and analyzed mostly as a prize fight. who punched hard, who missed a swing. that's fine. but there was a substantive aspect to the debate as well. president obama actually showed up this time, and he was engaged and articulate, as was governor romney. as a result, we got a sense of the issues, and there is an important and honorable difference between these two candidates. the central
Apr 22, 2012 10:00am PDT
, india, and china have hit a brick wall. why and who will take their place as the next hot emerging markets? >>> then andrew sullivan on why he had to wait almost 20 years to get a green card in the united states. it's a fascinating, troubling story. >>> we're also going to look at the war on drugs in mexico. could it actually be working? first, here's my take. a new poll in the united states shows that americans are still deeply frustrated at the slow pace of the economic recovery. that's understandable. unemployment stays stubbornly high. i was just in europe, and they think america is booming. consider this. the u.s. economy is on track to grow between 2% and 3% this year. in europe, by contrast, half the euro zone economies are going to actually shrink this year and not one major european country will grow over 1%. last thursday christine lagard, the head of the international monetary fund and former french finance minister, said there were dark clouds hanging over the global recovery and that the euro zone was at the epicenter of potential risks. borrowing costs for countries l
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traced back to china. what in the world? also, the jon stewart of egypt. now living in exile in the united states tells us exactly what is going on in his very troubled nation. and while there's much worry about american politics, is europe actively falling apart? yes, according to greece's former finance minister. >> it would be awful, frightful and highly disruptive. but first, here's my take. at the heart of donald trump's appeal is his fame as a successful businessman. it's why most of his supporters don't really worry about his political views or his crude rhetoric and behavior. he's a great ceo and he'll get things done. no one believes this more than trump himself who argues that his skills in the commercial world amply prepare him for the presidency. now there's some debate about trump's actual record as a businessman. regardless, it's fair to say that he his formidable skills in marketing. he's been able to create a brand around his name like few others. the real problem is that these talents might prove largely irrelevant because commerce is actually quite different from g
Apr 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
, thanks for joining us. up next, what in the world? you oochb see china dominate smaller countries, but there's one small nation with a population of just five million that seems to be playing spoiler. i'll tell you who it is when we come back. [ male announcer ] this one goes out to all the allergy muddlers. you know who you are. you can part a crowd, without saying a word. you have yet to master the quiet sneeze. you stash tissues like a squirrel stashes nuts. well, muddlers, muddle no more. try zyrtec®. it gives you powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec® is different than claritin® because zyrtec® starts working at hour 1 on the first day you take it. claritin® doesn't start working until hour 3. zyrtec®. love the air. >>> now for our what in the world segment. in the playground of foreign affairs, you think that size matters. the biggest bully always wins. that's often true, but i found it interesting to track one story of a relationship where size and clout didn't matter. the big country in question is china. as china has grown, they've been able to throw its weight around
Mar 17, 2013 7:00am PDT
, china, but not quite how they want to get it. in a remarkable shift, china, which sustains north korea economically, had drafted and then voted last week for u.n. sanctions against pyongyang. for decades beijing saw pyongyang as a natural ally but a senior official told me last wednesday, we are clearly hearing increasing levels of frustration and concern from beijing about north korea. a few weeks ago a senior communist party analyst argued in an op-ed in the financial times that china should abandon north korea. now, talk is easier than action. china has never imposed penalties or strictly enforced sanctions against its ally. beijing's reasoning is understandable. we tend to think about north korea through the prism of two issues, nuclear weapons and human rights. but the chinese have a more pressing concern. national collapse. if they were to push the north korean government too hard, they feel, the regime could fall, leaving millions to seek refuge in china. even more important, the end game would be obvious. a unified korea on south korea's terms, which would mean that china
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to growth from abroad, from europe, from china? i've got a great panel and they don't agree on much of this. >>> also, american football starts in just two weeks, and the celebrated thinker and writer malcolm gladwell has a controversial proposal. he says we should shut down college football. just end it across the country. why? because he says it is damaging students' brains. >>> plus one of the world's most popular presidents faces the end to his honeymoon. i'll explain. >>> finally, how do you showcase the mood of an entire nation? especially when it's a nation of ov over one billion people. here is one beautiful idea. but first here's my take. we are all going to watch over the next year or two one of history's great political experiments. it will test the proposition does authorize tear january capitalism work. for the past few decades the chinese economy's meteoric rise, faster than any economy in human history, has dafld the world. it's made many people wonder if china's model of a pro-growth dictatorship is the best path for developing countries. some have even wondered whet
Dec 2, 2012 7:00am PST
. >>> then china ease new leaders. we know their names but who are they and what can we expect from them. >>> the black swam predicted the economic crisis. the author on his fascinating new book. >>> which nations might find themselves split apart. i'll explain. >>> first, here is my take. arafat's body has been exhumed for investigation. the news broke at a time when a conventional wisdom has begun to take hold that the middle east is much more dangerous, unstable, violent and anti-american than before. let's take a look at facts. in the 1980s the newly empowered radical unsettled the region with its promise to spread its revolution elsewhere. lebanon was in the midst of a bloody civil war. iran and iraq fought a gruesome war with over one million casualties. hezbollah attacked u.s. armed forces directly forcing a h humiliating withdrawal from lebanon. u.s. secrets were compromised. that was just in one decade. consider those days from israel's point of view. during the 1980s, jerusalem faced well arms regimes. no arab regime would speak openly about peace with israel. his chief ta
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"what in the world" segment. china has unveiled its new railroad system. beijing says they want to build a eurasian route that goes across the bering strait to connect the central capitals, and it is a route that goes on and on and it is raising the question if if these routes are launched in part to boost china's sagging growth rate. china's gdp grew 14% in the sector, but it is even though impressive the slowest growth rate in four years. it is the figures that many of which question the validity. and many of the imports and es ports were weaker than in november. and then the housing bubble, and deserted skyscrapers and ghost towns and all. despite the backdrop, you would be surprised to learn that chinese stock markets are growing. they are up 40% since june. given the weaking of the world economy, it is fearing that the world's second largest economy is krcreating a bubble. for one of the experts watching this, we have morgan stanley's investment experts is ruchir sharma, the head of morgan stanley's emerging market investments. sharma says the stock market is just the latest g
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donald trump will soon face. is he pushing back prudently against china or risking an unnecessary conflict? >>> what will he do about the iran deal? >> one of the worst deals ever negotiated. >>> and even before he takes office, is the war against isis won? i'll ask former cia director james woolsey, in bremer and robin wright. also, math, science, reading, the global rankings on those subjects are just out and the u.s.'s report card is not impressive. >>> what are singapore, canada, hong kong and finland doing right? lessons on education. >>> and italy's sent tryst reformer prime minister renzi resigned on wednesday, another win for the populace in europe. >>> i talk to another centrist reformer, france's presidential candidate emmanuel about populism in the west. finally on gps today, first saddam, and now this. what is going on in this video? i will explain. >>> but first, here's my take. a joke among journalists is that we are taught to count this way, one, two, trend. but at this point, i think it's fair to say we are witnessing a populist trend around the world. the question
Apr 13, 2014 7:00am PDT
and more than triple the second country, china, at 12%. between 2009 and '13, 75% of the major weapon systems imported to india came from russia. just 7% came from the united states. over the same period, russia delivered to india an aircraft carrier and a nuclear-powered submarine, the only one in the world exported in those years. more curious has been the reaction of the most pro-american country on the planet, israel. the country which has tended to support almost all american foreign policy issues have determined not to do so on this issue. prime minister netanyahu was uncharacteristically circumspect. >> i hope it's resolved quickly, amicably, but i have enough on my plate which is quite full. >> lieberman was more explicit saying he didn't want to defend america or russia, treating them equally. officials said privately they didn't want to alienate russia because they need them to deal with threats mainly from iran but also those emanating from the syria civil war. but there are also those that say egypt can formulate a special relationship with moscow, fueled by the hun
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the world are wondering and worrying about china. watching china's somewhat aggressive diplomacy last year, many asian countries are still worried. and as they watch china's military modernization, they worry more. it's not just in asia, of course. look at africa where china's investments and activity are becoming part of those countries' domestic politics. the recent elections in zambia, for example, were won by a attend who promised to take on the chinese. the chinese, by some accounts, have virtual control over that country's economy. zambia is a huge copper exporter, and chinese state-owned companies are deeply involved in that business. it is a sign of china's power that the candidate who is now president has had to make nice with the chinese and recently threw a lunch for chinese investors. this might explain it, copper special report produced 2/3 of the zambian government's revenues. the united states is also witnessing new levels of anxiety about chinese business practices. the republican front-runner, mitt romney, made a stunningly tough statement about china recently. listen
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