Russia denies the U.S. claim that cruise missiles aimed at Syria hit Iran. Doctors Without Borders demands an independent inquiry on the Afghanistan hospital bombing. And a group of four Tunisian organizations wins the Nobel Peace Prize. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
A panel talks about the ins and outs of George W. Bush’s transition into the White House, delayed by five weeks, hampered by delayed release of federal funding and office space, and also under pressure to incorporate bipartisan principles.
- Dr. Alvin Felzenberg visiting fellow at the The Heritage Foundation
- Martha Kumar senior fellow at the University of Maryland Academy of Leadership, political science professor at Towson University, and director of the White House 2001 Project
- Robert Hunter senior advisor with the RAND Corporation and former U.S. Ambassador to NATO
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