Tuesday's global agenda: Petraeus fallout shakes up Obama's national-security team

The senior Canadian and U.S. officials — including five assistant and deputy assistant secretaries of State — will discuss a wide range of global and regional issues, including dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East, Africa and the Western Hemisphere. 

U.S. in the Balkans: Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Gordon delivers an address on “U.S. Policy Toward the Balkans” at the Atlantic Council at 9 this morning. The event will be live-streamed here.

In other news

America's oil shale boom is redrawing the nation's foreign policy. [The Wall Street Journal]

The Arab League formally recognized Syria's new opposition coalition, the National Coalition Forces of the Syrian Revolution, prompting accusations of foreign interference from Bashar Assad's regime. [CNN]

The question of whether departing president Hu Jintao will keep his powerful post as head of the military looms as a major unresolved issue during China's once-in-a-decade transition of power. [The New York Times]

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US open to cooperating with UN probe into drone strikes

In bid for ranking spot on Foreign Affairs, Dem Rep. Engel finds GOP support

US and Venezuela among the 18 nations to win seats on UN human rights body

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