Friday News Roundup - International

March 23, 2012

The standoff between French police and the shooting suspect in Toulouse ends in a hail of gunfire; the U.N. Security Council calls for a ceasefire in Syria; and charges are expected to be filed on Friday against the American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians. Join Diane and a panel of journalists for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Akash Kapur: India Becoming

Akash Kapur: India Becoming

March 20, 2012

India has been hailed as a model for the developing world. But its economic boom has led to a widening wealth gap, environmental damage and increase in crime. The price of growth in modern India.

The Kandahar Massacre and the Future of U.S. Involvement in Afghanistan

March 19, 2012

After the deadly rampage against Afghan villagers, President Hamid Karzai called for U.S. and NATO troops to be confined to major bases. The latest on the American soldier accused in the attack and how an accelerated pull-back of combat troops could affect U.S. strategy.

Friday News Roundup - International

March 16, 2012

The U.S. soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan villagers during a shooting rampage Sunday was taken to a American detention facility in Kuwait while the investigation continues; Syria marked the one-year anniversary of its popular uprising, which has claimed the lives of more than 8,000 people; and cross-border fighting between Israel and Gaza militants reached the highest level in more than a year. Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers, James Kitfield of National Journal and Karen DeYoung of The Washington Post join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Aftermath of Deadly Attack on Afghan Villagers

March 13, 2012

The deadliest attack on civilians in the decade-long war in Afghanistan has inflamed anger toward Americans. What it could mean for the planned U.S. withdrawal and security in the region.

Friday News Roundup - International

March 9, 2012

Syria's deputy oil minister appeared to defect his post to join the “revolution of this dignified people"; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to the U.S. and told President Obama that Israel would be "master of its fate"; and six world powers demanded on Thursday that Iran allow international inspectors to visit a military installation suspected of containing nuclear plans. Yochi Dreazen of National Journal, Susan Glasser of Foreign Policy magazine, and Hisham Melhem of Al-Arabiya join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

The U.S., Israel and Efforts to Halt Iran's Nuclear Program

March 6, 2012

President Obama said the U.S. will not tolerate a nuclear Iran, and military force is an option. But he cautioned against "loose talk of war." The U.S., Israel and efforts to halt Iran's nuclear program.

Russian Presidential Election Results

Russian Presidential Election Results

March 5, 2012

The outcome of the Russian presidential election, its implications for Russia and for relations with the U.S.

Friday News Roundup - International

March 2, 2012

The United Kingdom closed its embassy in Syria as opposition forces retreated from Baba Amr in the face of an onslaught from government artillery and snipers; North Korea agreed to suspend nuclear testing in exchange for U.S. food aid; and Iran prepared for its first parliamentary elections since 2009. Shashank Bengali of McClatchy Newspapers, Elise Labott of CNN and Michael Hirsh of National Journal join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

David Rothkopf: "Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government - and the Reckoning That Lies Ahead"

February 28, 2012

A former Clinton Administration official and expert on international trade says the rise of private power may be the most important and least understood trend of our time. In a new book, David Rothkopf goes beyond the political rhetoric about big business versus big government. He describes the struggle between private and public power over the past thousand years, how that's led to competing forms of capitalism across the globe and what it means for American influence today.

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