On The Edge

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Israeli soldiers prepare an artillery emplacement overlooking Gaza on November 19, 2012 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip.

As the situation in Gaza escalates, The New York Times' David Sanger explains how the conflict fits into President Obama's overall approach to foreign policy in the Middle East. Plus: Kathryn Wylde of the Partnership for New York City discusses the fiscal cliff's implications for New York; what a second Obama term holds for policy towards Asia; and the 2012 election's new additions to the popular lexicon.