Michele Norris talks with two White House policy-thinkers about challenges and opportunities likely to arise during President Bush's final year in office.
Peter Beinart is editor-at-large of The New Republic; Michael Gerson is a Washington Post columnist and former speechwriter for Bush. Both are also fellows at the Council on Foreign Relations.
They suggest that Pakistan and Afghanistan loom as the administration's central challenges overseas. Back at home, Beinart and Gerson predict the president will make a concerted effort to reauthorize his No Child Left Behind program for schools.