World Weekly with Gideon Rachman
  • Gillard, McChrystal and the G20 Jun 24, 2010 - 6:58 pm
  • In this week's podcast we look at the appointment of Australia's first female prime minister, Julia Gillard. We ask, what went wrong with Kevin Rudd's leadership and what can we expect from his successor?

    Also up for discussion is the prompt sacking of US and NATO commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal. We ask, what does this action reveal about the Obama administration?

    And finally we look forward to the upcoming G20 meeting in Toronto this weekend.

    Presented by Tom O'Sullivan with Helen Warrell, the FT's Asia page editor, Peter Smith, the FT's Australian and Pacific correspondent, Richard McGregor the FT's deputy news editor and down the line Dan Dombey the FT's US diplomatic correspondent.

    Produced by LJ Filotrani

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Each week World Weekly focuses on some of the major international political stories that are making the headlines - drawing upon the FT's team of foreign correspondents and international analysts to make sense of world events

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