Reuters sat down with policy experts from the Brookings Institution this week for a televised discussion on President Barack Obama’s visit to Asia. Chief Correspondent Alistair Scrutton began by asking Strobe Talbott, the institution’s president, and Martin Indyk, its vice president and director of foreign policy, about the results of the midterm elections¬†and whether Obama can turn around public perception as Clinton did after his poor showing in the Congressional vote.

In this next clip, they discuss the Republican economic agenda and the outlook for the global economy.


Scrutton then asked about Obama’s agenda in Asia, in particular with regard to China, Afghanistan and India.

What can Obama offer India on this visit? “A lot of Indians would like to hear Obama endorse the idea of a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.”

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