Monday 21 September 2009
Coming up on Newsnight:
At the beginning of a crucial week for international relations, our Diplomatic Editor Mark Urban will assess whether President Barack Obama is failing to deliver on the world stage.
The lack of success in Afghanistan, highlighted in a leaked report by General McChrystal today, the stalled Middle East peace process and accusations of "appeasement" in US/Russian relations suggests that Mr Obama's new multilateralism is running into trouble.
We'll speak to key players on both sides of the Atlantic.
And at the Liberal Democrats' final party conference before a general election, Nick Clegg's difficult rebalancing of the party continues.
How will tandem messages about "savage" spending cuts and plans for a tax on owners of £1m-plus homes effect the clarity of the Lib Dem message and their chances at the ballot box?
Michael Crick and David Grossman will have the latest from Bournemouth, and US pollster Cornell Belcher will be meeting a focus group of voters and revealing what they think about Mr Clegg and his party.
Plus, Jeremy has just spoken with Spike Lee about race, racism and America - a fascinating interview that shouldn't be missed.
All coming up with Jeremy Paxman at 10.30 on BBC Two.