The G-20 summit is getting under way in Pittsburgh. John Authers of the Financial Times discusses the state of the global economy and what may come from the summit.
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U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to impose higher tariffs on Chinese tire imports led to a trade dispute. Daniel Rosen of the Rhodium Group discusses the larger implications. Do you think China will overtake the United States as the world's leading economic power? Tell us what you think.
China's stock market index has fluctuated wildly over the past two years, including a 7 percent decline on Monday. Roben Farzad, a senior writer for BusinessWeek, discusses China's stock market and how it could affect the global economy.
Yukio Hatoyama will usher in a new era of progressive and more liberal politics and government in Japan. Kenji Kohno is the Washington bureau chief of the Japanese television network NHK and discusses what this historic election means for Japan and U.S. relations.
On her African tour, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged to expand American support for Somalia's weak interim government as it struggles against Islamic extremists. Emira Woods of the Institute for Policy Studies discusses Clinton's agenda in Africa and U.S. goals in Somalia.
Susan Chira of The New York Times and Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine discuss the week’s top stories: Continuing turbulence in Iran and this week's U.S. talks with both Israel and China.
After two days of high-level U.S.-China talks, the Obama administration agreed to reduce the U.S. deficit once the financial crisis has abated. Nicholas Lardy of the Peterson Institute discusses the evolving economic relationship between the two countries.