President Obama will be joined by Secretary Clinton and Secretary Geithner at the APEC Summit in Hawaii this week, before Obama travels on to Australia and Indonesia, where he will be the first U.S. president to attend the East Asia Summit. Carnegie held a media conference call with Douglas Paal and Vikram Nehru to discuss the summits and Washington’s Asia policy.
World leaders will gather in France November 3 and 4 for the G20 summit, where the agenda is likely to focus on stabilizing the global economy and the eurozone crisis. Carnegie hosted a media conference call with Moisés Naím and Uri Dadush on the G20's role in the global economy and the potential impact of the summit.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to seek recognition of Palestine at the United Nations this week despite pressure from the United States and others to drop the bid and resume peace talks with Israel. To analyze Palestine's UN bid, Carnegie hosted media conference call with Marwan Muasher.
President Obama called for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to leave office. To analyze U.S. policy on Syria and the latest developments in the country, Carnegie hosted a media conference call with Paul Salem, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center.
President Obama is scheduled to travel through Europe the week of May 23, with stops in Ireland, Britain, France, and Poland. Obama will participate in the G8 summit in Deauville, France. To preview his visit and discuss U.S.-European relations, Carnegie will hosted a media conference call with Jan Techau, director of Carnegie Europe.
President Obama delivered a speech on U.S. policy in the Middle East on Thursday, May 19. Following his remarks, Carnegie hosted a media conference call with Marwan Muasher to provide analysis.
In one week, President Obama met with both Jordan’s King Abdullah and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss developments in the Middle East and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Additionally, Obama delivered a significant speech on the Middle East. To address the changes in the region and preview the visits, Carnegie hosted a media conference call with Michele Dunne.
The U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) is scheduled for May 9-10. On Friday, May 6, Carnegie hosted a media conference call with Douglas Paal to preview the dialogue and discuss its importance for U.S.-China relations.
The death of Osama bin Laden could have broad implications for the war in Afghanistan and the operations of radical jihadist groups around the world.