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Ambassador Henry Crumpton: "The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service"

May 16, 2012

Ambassador Henry Crumpton was an operations officer in the CIA's Clandestine Service for 24 years. In a new book titled "The Art of Intelligence," he describes what it means to be an honorable spy in war and peace.

Friday News Roundup - International

May 11, 2012

Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande was elected president of France; the CIA said a Saudi double-agent was used to disrupt an al-Qaida bomb plot that would have targeted a U.S.-bound airliner; and two suicide car bombers killed 55 people and wounded 372 in Damascus, Syria, casting doubt on the U.N. mission there. David Sanger of The New York Times, Susan Glasser of Foreign Policy magazine and Matt Frei of the U.K's Channel 4 News join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

May 4, 2012

The blind dissident at the center of a diplomatic stand-off now says he wants to flee China with his family; documents seized in last year's raid reveal Osama bin Laden was concerned al Qaida affiliates were shifting from the "goal" of attacking the U.S; and President Obama made a surprise trip to Afghanistan to sign a long-term partnership agreement with President Karzai. Elise Labott of CNN, David Ignatius of The Washington Post and Elisabeth Bumiller of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

U.S. Role In Afghanistan

May 2, 2012

Following President Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan on the first anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by American special forces, Diane and panelists discuss the U.S.-Afghanistan strategic partnership and America's role there after 2014.

Perspectives On Foreign Policy - Madeleine Albright and Bruce Riedel

April 26, 2012

A look back at America's role on the global stage since World War II and a look forward at how the U.S. can best use its position of power as it navigates conflicts and crises around the world.

Leslie Maitland:  "Crossing the Borders of Time:  A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed"

Leslie Maitland: "Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed"

April 17, 2012

A daughter tells the story of her mother's escape from the Nazis in World War II and what became of the love she left behind in France.

Friday News Roundup - International

April 13, 2012

North Korea attempted to launch a long-range rocket today, but it broke apart soon after take-off; a fragile cease-fire took hold in Syria, where more than 1,000 civilians have been killed in the past nine weeks; U.S. officials signed a compromise agreement that gives Afghan authorities oversight over nighttime raids carried out by American troops. James Kitfield of National Journal, Nadia Bilbassy of MBC-TV and Mark Landler of The New York Times join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

April 6, 2012

A panel of journalists joins Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Michael Rosen: "Dignity: Its History and Meaning"

March 27, 2012

Dignity plays a central role in current thinking about law and human rights, but there is sharp disagreement about its meaning. Diane and her guest discuss modern conceptions of dignity.

Trayvon Martin and Race Relations in America

March 26, 2012

On Friday President Obama said, "If i had a son, he’d look like Trayvon." Though the President didn’t specifically mention race in his comments, race has been the discussion since the death of the Florida teenager made news...

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