12:30 pm EST - 1:30 pm EST

Past Event

The Scouting Report: Global Threats

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST

The Brookings Institution
Online Only

Washington, DC

As President Barack Obama prepares to give the State of the Union address, the world is looking for U.S. leadership on a variety of global threats, including climate change and nuclear proliferation. The president’s ability to work with other world leaders is crucial, particularly Russia. But so far, the two largest nuclear powers have been unable to agree on a successor to the expired 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) or to forge a shared approach to other security issues.

On Wednesday, January 27, Brookings President Strobe Talbott, former deputy secretary of state, and POLITICO senior editor Fred Barbash discussed the road ahead on arms control, climate change and other transnational threats in a live web chat.

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