David Andelman, editor of the World Policy Journal, and Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, join us for our weekly roundtable to talk about relations between the United States and China. The two countries have been at odds over trade, Tibet, and Taiwan in recent days.
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South Korea's national intelligence service reports that North Korean leader Kim Jung-il has chosen a possible successor -- his third son, Kim Jong-un. John Park of the United States Institute of Peace discusses the significance of the announcement.
North Korea has pushed itself even further toward confrontation with major world powers after tests of a nuclear bomb and short-range missiles. Sheila A. Smith of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the threat posed by North Korea, how countries in the region have responded and what comes next.
Though Iran has called for direct talks without conditions in the past, its leaders are now backing away somewhat from President-elect Barack Obama, who has expressed more openness to such discussions than the current president.