The G-20 and the World's Economic Order

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Despite predictions that their nations would be divided, the G-20 leaders said today they will take unified action against the global recession. The US and Britain say they got what they wanted. Sarkozy of France says it's “more than we could have hoped for.”  Germany's Merkel calls it “almost historic.” We hear what's been accomplished, and what's been left out.  For President Obama, it's on to the 60th anniversary of NATO. What's the modern role of history's most successful alliance?  How much help will the US get in Afghanistan?  Will NATO expansion continue in the direction of Russia?



  • Charles Kupchan - senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; professor of international affairs at Georgetown University; former member of the National Security Council for European Affairs under President Obama - @CFR_org
  • Michael Williams - Professor of International Relations, University of London
  • Masha Lipman - Political analyst, Carnegie Moscow Center


Warren Olney


Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis