The U.N. suspends Syrian peace talks until late this month. The U.S. plans to quadruple military spending in Europe as a signal to Russia. And American officials express concern about ISIS in Libya. A panel of journalists joins guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
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- David Welna congressional correspondent, NPR.
- Doyle McManus columnist, Los Angeles Times.
- Jeanne Cummings Politico's assistant managing editor in charge of Enterprise.
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