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January 23, 2009
Week in review: China, special envoys and Guantánamo

President Barack Obama has chosen George Mitchell as special envoy to Israel-Palestine and Richard Holbrooke as special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Other developments since President Obama’s inauguration on Tuesday include the decision to shut down Guantánamo and indications of a stronger stance with regard to China.

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and Carol Giacomo of The New York Times editorial board join Martin Savidge to discuss the new direction of U.S. foreign policy.

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Curtis: I would say the same thing about you. What did you get from the show? Where you impressed with Gidon? What does he know? His job is to provide analysis. I did not get any

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Sarah, you obviously didn’t watch or listen to the clip at all.

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Gidon Rose is a new Conservative who wishes to see more conflicts around the world. His analysis are shallow and lack the depth of an expert and a well red individual. His understanding of the glob is based on an ideological believe rather than on a historical geostrategic( American Values are more important than my believes) one. He is someone who favors conflict management rather than conflict resolution , very bad for American values, but not business which he represents. I hope that World Focus reconsiders relaying on him for future analysis, for he does not provide any

Ms. Giacomo, was not prepared, looked very nervous, lacked the ease necessary to provide the audience with good points and was intimidated by Gidon.

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