Conflict

Western Powers Weigh Responses To Russia's Next Moves

Western Powers Weigh Responses To Russia's Next Moves

March 27, 2014

President Barack Obama and European leaders concede there's not much that can be done about Russia's annexation of Crimea. Western powers weigh responses to Putin’s possible next moves.

President Jimmy Carter: "A Call To Action"

March 26, 2014

Former President Jimmy Carter on why he believes bias against women is the world's most serious unaddressed challenge. He describes how social acceptance of violence and selective religious interpretations serve to reinforce discrimination and abuse, and what he believes can be done to right this long-standing wrong.

Friday News Roundup - International

March 21, 2014

The U.S. and European Union announce new sanctions against Russia. The State Department orders Syria to suspend operations at its U.S. embassy and consulates. And the latest on the Malaysian airliner. A panel of journalists joins guest host Frank Sesno for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

What's Next For Russia's Relations With The West

March 20, 2014

Vladimir Putin has reclaimed Crimea as part of Russia. He's justifying the move in part as retribution for post-Cold War slights from the West. What's next for Russia's relations with the West and implications for NATO and regional security.

Crisis In Ukraine: A Vote On Crimea's Future

March 17, 2014

Crisis in Ukraine: a referendum in Crimea, Russian troops at the border and Kiev’s urgent pleas to the West. Join us to discuss escalating tensions in the region and their implications for Russia and the West.

Friday News Roundup - International

March 14, 2014

The U.S. and allies continue pushing for a diplomatic solution in the Ukraine crisis. The head of the U.N. urges the U.S. and Russia to salvage Syrian peace talks. And the latest developments on the disappearance of that Malaysian airliner. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

The West's Response To Developments In Ukraine

March 10, 2014

Tensions mount as the Crimean parliament votes to hold a referendum on whether to rejoin Russia. U.S. and EU leaders say that would violate international law. Guest host Susan Page and a panel of experts discuss the West's response to a power struggle between Russia and Ukraine.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

March 7, 2014

The U.S. orders sanctions following Russia's actions in Crimea. Protests in Venezuela mark the anniversary of former President Hugo Chavez's death. And President Barack Obama meets with Israel's prime minister. A panel of journalists join guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Susan Minot: "Thirty Girls"

Susan Minot: "Thirty Girls"

March 6, 2014

A novel based on the real account of 30 girls who were abducted from a boarding school in Uganda by rebels working for Joseph Kony.

U.S. And EU Response To The Crisis In Ukraine

U.S. And EU Response To The Crisis In Ukraine

March 4, 2014

Russians are reportedly demanding that Ukrainian forces in Crimea surrender soon or face armed assault. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Ukraine's capital to meet with the country's embattled government. Guest host Tom Gjelten and his guests discuss the latest on the situation and how the United States and European Union will respond.

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