Conflict

Iraqi Election Results

February 15, 2005

Diane and her guests talk about the results of the recent Iraqi elections: who attracted the most votes and why, the next steps toward a permanent government, how political developments will affect the U.S. military presence in Iraq, and...

Middle East Summit

February 9, 2005

The Israeli and Palestinian leadership traded pledges of peace Tuesday at a meeting in Egypt, the first such summit in four years. Diane and her guests discuss the talks between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian...

Karen Spears Zacharias: "Hero Mama" (William Morrow)

February 1, 2005

Journalist Karen Spears Zacharias was 9 years old in 1966 when her father died a hero in Vietnam. Her mother was 29 and left with three small children, an invalid father, and a ninth grade education. She tells the story of her mother's...

Lindsay Moran: "Blowing My Cover" (Putnam)

January 18, 2005

From 1998 to 2003, Lindsay Moran worked as a case officer for the CIA. She describes how the life of a spy was nothing like what she'd expected from watching James Bond movies and reading "Harriet the Spy" books.

Neely & Vita Tucker: "Love in the Driest Season" (Crown) (Rebroadcast)

January 17, 2005

A foreign correspondent and his wife recount their struggles to adopt a baby girl in Zimbabwe during a period of civil unrest that targeted Americans and journalists.

Palestinian Presidential Election

January 10, 2005

Diane and her guests talk about Sunday's Palestinian presidential election, and prospects for peace in the Middle East.

U.S Strategy in Iraq

December 21, 2004

As election day in Iraq approaches, violence is intensifying. We'll talk about what can be done to improve security and hold a fair election in Iraq.

Intelligence Bill

December 13, 2004

The nation's intelligence apparatus will be restructured under recently passed legislation, adding a national director of intelligence and a counterterrorism center, and changing the way the intelligence agencies work together. A panel...

Saudi Arabia

December 8, 2004

Monday's attack on the American consulate in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia drew renewed attention to that country's battle wth terrorism. Tune in for a conversation about what the attack signifies, how U.S. policies and the war in Iraq factor in...

Iraq Troop Deployment

December 6, 2004

The U.S. increased its troop commitment in Iraq by 12,000, for a total of about 150,000. Diane and her guests talk about the military strategy in Iraq in the lead-up to elections.

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