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Video Brief Roundup: India, Africa, and Latin America

by Newsteam Staff
January 2, 2013


These videos are from a series with CFR fellows on vital foreign policy and national security topics that will face President Barack Obama in his second term. They were recorded during the campaign and originally posted as part of the President’s Inbox, a collection of materials on issues that will face the next president beginning next year.

Daniel Markey on India

The incoming administration must be prepared for “a significant potential for near-term crisis” between India and its historical rival Pakistan, says CFR’s Daniel Markey. The president will also have to engage with India on top foreign policy priorities including Iran’s nuclear program and the U.S. departure from Afghanistan, Markey says.

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

John Campbell on Africa

Africa is of strategic and economic importance to the United States, and will require sufficient attention from the incoming administration, says CFR’s John Campbell. “It’s going to be important for a new administration to make room for African issues on the bilateral agendas it has with other countries,” he says.

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

Shannon O’Neil on Latin America

The administration starting in 2013 will have to confront the ongoing problem of drug trafficking from Latin America, but may also find opportunities to revamp immigration policy and economic ties with the region, says CFR’s Shannon O’Neil.

Click here to view the video on YouTube.


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