Conflict

Strike First Policy

June 11, 2002

A panel reviews the latest in the war on terrorism, from the "dirty bomb" arrest to the Bush administration's "strike first" policy, and talks about how the U.S. is adapting and responding to ever-shifting threats.

Middle East Views

June 6, 2002

Palestinian Legislative Council member Hanan Ashrawi and Washington's Israeli embassy spokesman Mark Ragev talk with guest host Susan Page about the latest attacks and efforts toward peace in the Middle East.

Kashmir

June 3, 2002

The latest developments on the growing tensions between India and Pakistan, as US Defense Secretary Rumsfeld prepares to visit the region in an attempt to prevent an outbreak of war.

India and Pakistan

May 28, 2002

A conversation about why India and Pakistan are once again on the verge of war, and how the U.S. and other nations are trying to defuse the situation.

Gail Buckley: "American Patriots" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

May 27, 2002

Years ago, writer Gail Buckley came across a photograph of an uncle who had served in an all-black regiment in World War I. She set out to learn more about the role African-Americans have played throughout our nation’s military...

Diana Preston: "Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy" (Walker)

May 15, 2002

In 1915, the British ocean liner RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German submarine, an attack that claimed 1,200 lives. In her new book, historian Diana Preston delves into the human and political costs of the assault, including America's entry...

Cuba

May 15, 2002

Former President Jimmy Carter this week became the first U.S. leader to visit Cuba since Fidel Castro came to power. Diane and her guests discuss Carter's historic trip and the status of U.S.-Cuba relations.

Middle East Diplomacy

May 8, 2002

A panel talks about the latest news in a busy week of Middle East diplomacy, including Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's visit to Washington, and the Bush administration's push for a peace conference this summer.

Thomas Keneally: "American Scoundrel"

May 2, 2002

Historian Thomas Keneally tells the story of a little-known but colorful Civil War-era figure. "American Scoundrel" (Doubleday) is about Dan Sickles, who was notorious as both a military hero and a murderer.

Katrina vanden Heuvel: "A Just Response" (Thunder's Mouth Press)

April 23, 2002

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, talks about her magazine's approach to covering the war on terrorism and other recent events. She is editor of a new collection of essays on September 11th and its aftermath: A Just Response.

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