Russia launches another round of airstrikes in Syria. In Afghanistan, fighting with the Taliban continues in Kunduz. And a Palestinian flag flies at the U.N. for the first time. A panel of journalists joins guest host Melissa Block for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Last week, U.S. planes patrolling the no-fly zones over Iraq hit targets near Baghdad. Diane and her guests talk about the event, and how U.S. policy toward Iraq is evolving with the new Bush administration in place.
- Rend Francke executive director of the Iraq Foundation
- Geoffrey Kemp the Nixon Center
- Michael Eisenstadt Washington Institute for Near East Policy
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