<em>Guest Post from James Wolfensohn</em>: Greening New York is Opportunity for America to Lead Globally



(New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg outlines PlaNYC proposals) In the coming days, the U.S. Government will make a critical decision that has the potential to change America’s standing in the world: whether to approve a $537 million grant that will help make New York City the first environmentally sustainable megacity in the 21st century.

<em>Guest Post by Clayton Swisher</em>: Smart Saudi Diplomacy Produces an “Onus Shift”



(Vice President Richard Cheney, Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal and TWN guest blogger Clayton Swisher) Clayton E. Swisher, a former Marine, is director of programs at the Middle East Institute in Washington DC and is author of The Truth About Camp David (New York: Nation Books, 2004).