A new approach to the Middle East Author and former CIA analyst Ken Pollack writes that countries in the Middle East can become more democratic. And even after the mistrust left by the Iraq war, he believes America can still play a substantial role.9:06 a.m.
Ken Pollack: Author of the new book, "A Path Out of the Desert: A Grand Strategy for American in the Middle East." He's director of research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution.
Is a 'green' economy politically feasible? Former Iowa governor and presidential candidate Tom Vilsack once promised he would track the carbon footprint of his campaign. Though his candidacy didn't last long, he continues to advocate for bold economic and political steps to confront climate change.10:06 a.m.
Tom Vilsack: Former Democratic governor of Iowa. He recently served as the co-chair, with former New York Republican governor George Pataki, of the Council on Foreign Relations Independent Task Force on Climate Change.