Conflict

Terrorist Attack in Spain

March 15, 2004

Diane and her guests talk about the worst terrorist attack on Spain in modern history: who's behind it, their likely motives, and the domestic and international repercussions.

Farah Pahlavi: "An Enduring Love" (Miramax)

March 11, 2004

Twenty-five years ago, religious fundamentalists led by Ayatollah Khomeini overthrew the Shah of Iran. The widow of Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi talks about her life with him before and after exile.

Iraq Update

March 9, 2004

A conversation about Iraq's new interim constitution and its implications for the U.S. role in Iraq, as a June 30 deadline approaches for the political handover to Iraqis.

Steve Coll: "Ghost Wars" (The Penguin Press)

March 3, 2004

Having interviewed about 200 American, Afghan, Pakistani, and Saudi intelligence sources, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist talks about the intelligence, foreign policy, and counterterrorism wars in the Afghan theater prior to the...

Michael Dobbs: "Saboteurs" (Knopf)

March 2, 2004

This book tells the story of eight Nazi terrorists who landed on American shores in 1942 with enough money and explosives for a two year mission. Their capture raised issues that are again in the news today: military tribunals, terrorist...

Haiti

March 1, 2004

U.S. Marines headed to Haiti Sunday night after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigned and left the country. A panel talks about the unrest leading up to Aristide's resignation and what could happen next.

Matthew McAllester: "Blinded By the Sunlight" (HarperCollins)

February 19, 2004

For eight terrifying days in March 2003, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Matt McAllester and four other Westerners were imprisoned in Saddam Hussein's most horrible prison in Iraq. He tells the story of his ordeal and the lessons for...

Alan Huffman: "Mississippi in Africa" (Gotham Books)

February 17, 2004

When a wealthy Mississippi plantation owner died in 1836, he left a will stipulating that his slaves be freed and repatriated to the colony of Liberia in Africa. An investigative journalist tells the saga of the slaves of Prospect Hill...

Iraq Update

February 17, 2004

Iraq's political transition is moving forward and suffering serious setbacks at the same time. A panel talks about the security problems plaguing Iraq and the latest news of progress.

Haiti

February 16, 2004

A violent uprising in Haiti has killed at least 49 people and threatened the presidency of Jean-Bertrand Aristide. A panel talks about the grievances against Aristide and how the conflict might be resolved.

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