Foreign Affairs Managing Editor Gideon Rose and Executive Editor Michael Moran preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: Congress mulls cuts in U.S. defense spending; George Mitchell, U.S. special envoy for Middle East peace, visits Israel; a suspect in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks goes on trial in India; and the Summit of the Americas opens in Trinidad and Tobago, following closely on the heels of a North American regional summit in Mexico.