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Ha Jin:  "Nanjing Requiem"

Ha Jin: "Nanjing Requiem"

November 21, 2011

The National Book Award winning author returns to his native China in his latest novel. It takes place during one of the darkest moments in 20th century history: the Japanese invasion of Nanjing in 1937.

Operation Enduring Freedom: 10 Years in Afghanistan

October 6, 2011

Ten years ago this week, U.S. and coalition forces launched Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. A look back at the achievements and impact of America's longest war, the prospects for peace, and the future of U.S. involvement in the region.

Joel Brenner: "America the Vulnerable"

October 3, 2011

These days, spies can operate remotely from anywhere in the world over cyberspace. Operatives have already shown their ability to penetrate power plants, steal submarine technology, rob banks, and invade the Pentagon's secret...

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

September 30, 2011

Germany approves a stronger eurozone bailout fund. Russia's Putin positions himself to become president again. Syria's opposition asks for international help. And Israel defends plans for new homes in East Jerusalem. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

September 23, 2011

President Obama declared his opposition to the Palestinian Authority's bid for a U.N. vote on statehood; Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the U.N. a day after the release of two American hikers it had held for two years on spying charges; and thousands of Greek public-transport workers walked off the job Thursday in a 24-hour strike over austerity reforms. A panel of journalists joins guest host Steve Roberts for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Economic Gain Through Gender Equality

September 20, 2011

A new World Bank report affirms the economic cost of gender inequity. Why equality between men and women leads to economic growth.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

September 16, 2011

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories: A Taliban attack on the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, killed 16 people (including six children); the European Central Bank said it would coordinate with the Federal Reserve to aid troubled euro-area banks; and Iran's highest court denied the release of two American hikers, which was promised by president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

September 16, 2011

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories: President Obama traveled to battleground states this week to promote his new $450 billion jobs plan; eight GOP presidential candidates faced off in the Tea Party-CNN debate on Monday; and Republicans scored an upset victory in New York's ninth district, where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans three-to-one.

Afghanistan: Taliban Attacks in Kabul

September 14, 2011

Militant attacks on the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters in Kabul. Analysis of Afghan readiness to provide security after U.S. troops withdraw.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

September 9, 2011

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories: A German court ruled that bailouts to troubled eurozone countries are legal; convoys of Libyan loyalists fled to Niger while the whereabouts of Muammar Gaddafi remained unknown; the U.S. announced it would keep 4,000 troops in Iraq after the withdrawal date; and a bomb exploded outside India's High Court on Wednesday, killing eleven people.

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