Ahead of the Curve: The next 7 days

President Barack Obama will attend the East Asia Summit beginning on Monday, visiting Thailand, Cambodia and <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/18/politics/obama-asia-trip/index.html' target='_blank'>Myanmar -- a first for any American president</a>. In Myanmar, Obama will "speak to civil society to encourage Burma's ongoing democratic transition," according to the White House. He will meet with President Thein Sein and activist Aung San Suu Kyi. Here's a look at some of the other stories CNN plans to cover this week:

President Barack Obama will attend the East Asia Summit beginning on Monday, visiting Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar -- a first for any American president. In Myanmar, Obama will "speak to civil society to encourage Burma's ongoing democratic transition," according to the White House. He will meet with President Thein Sein and activist Aung San Suu Kyi. Here's a look at some of the other stories CNN plans to cover this week: