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Was the Global Economy 'Piggybacking' on American Debt?

Complete video at: Robin Niblett, Director of Chatham House, emphasizes the global interconnectedness of the current economic crisis. He admits that the crisis was indeed US-led, but says "getting America back on track again is going to be vital...for the whole global economy." ----- With a new administration in the US government, and a global financial crisis, where do we stand now? Robin Niblett is director of the UK's prestigious Chatham House, arguably the world's foremost international affairs think tank. Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) is concerned with global security, prosperity, and is a source of independent analysis and ideas for decision makers in government and the private sector. Professor Stephen King and The Age's Daniel Flitton respond to Robin Niblett's speech and The Hon Michael MacKellar chair's the discussion. - Australian Broadcasting Corporation Robin Niblett is the Director of Chatham House, President of The Center for Strategic and International Studies, former director of the CSIS Atlantic Partnership Project, and co-editor of Rethinking European Order: West European Responses, 1989-97.
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