The Islamic State launches a counterattack in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, as the battle to retake Mosul intensifies. Ecuador cuts off Internet access to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. And the president of the Philippines says his country is pivoting away from the U.S. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Diane and her guests talk about the U.N. role in Iraq’s political transition and explain Iraq’s internal political forces.
- Shashi Tharoor U.N. undersecretary general for communications and public information
- Barham Salih prime minister of the Kurdish region of Iraq
- Faleh Jabar senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and author of "The Shi'ite Movement in Iraq" (Saqi Books)
- Amb. Rend al-Rahim executive director of the Iraq Foundation and former Ambassador to the U.S. for the Iraqi Governing Council
- Robin Wright journalist, author and foreign policy analyst at the United States Institute of Peace. Her most recent book is "Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East."
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