Friday News Roundup - International

May 25, 2012

Egyptians went to the polls in the country's first-ever free presidential elections. Leaders at a European summit clashed on how to save the eurozone economy. Al-Qaida said a suicide bomb attack that killed 96 soldiers in Yemen was revenge for what it called a U.S.-backed war on its followers. Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera, Courtney Kube of NBC News and Markus Ziener of Handelsblatt join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Fawaz Gerges: "Obama and The Middle East: The End of America's Moment"

May 21, 2012

Despite high hopes following the Arab Spring, the Middle East remains deeply troubled. Renowned Middle East expert Fawaz Gerges explains why he believes President Barack Obama has lost a historic opportunity to redefine America's role in the region.

The NATO Summit And Securing Afghanistan’s Future

May 21, 2012

Afghanistan tops the agenda of the NATO summit in Chicago. The United States, its allies and sharing the $4 billion-a-year cost for Afghan security.

Ambassador Henry Crumpton: "The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service"

May 16, 2012

Ambassador Henry Crumpton was an operations officer in the CIA's Clandestine Service for 24 years. In a new book titled "The Art of Intelligence," he describes what it means to be an honorable spy in war and peace.

Showdown In The Euro Zone

May 15, 2012

Diane and her guests discuss political paralysis in Greece, a worsening crisis in Spain, and a setback for Angela Merkel in Germany. The fate of the euro hangs in the balance as EU finance ministers meet for a high-stakes summit.

Friday News Roundup - International

May 11, 2012

Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande was elected president of France; the CIA said a Saudi double-agent was used to disrupt an al-Qaida bomb plot that would have targeted a U.S.-bound airliner; and two suicide car bombers killed 55 people and wounded 372 in Damascus, Syria, casting doubt on the U.N. mission there. David Sanger of The New York Times, Susan Glasser of Foreign Policy magazine and Matt Frei of the U.K's Channel 4 News join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

James Fallows: "China Airborne"

May 10, 2012

Journalist James Fallows describes China's ambitions to rival America as the world's leading aerospace power and to bring itself from its low-wage past to a high-tech future.

What French and Greek Election Results Mean for European Economic Unity

May 8, 2012

Voters in France and Greece weigh in on German-led austerity measures: What weekend election results mean for efforts to manage the European debt crisis.

Friday News Roundup - International

May 4, 2012

The blind dissident at the center of a diplomatic stand-off now says he wants to flee China with his family; documents seized in last year's raid reveal Osama bin Laden was concerned al Qaida affiliates were shifting from the "goal" of attacking the U.S; and President Obama made a surprise trip to Afghanistan to sign a long-term partnership agreement with President Karzai. Elise Labott of CNN, David Ignatius of The Washington Post and Elisabeth Bumiller of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

U.S. Role In Afghanistan

May 2, 2012

Following President Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan on the first anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by American special forces, Diane and panelists discuss the U.S.-Afghanistan strategic partnership and America's role there after 2014.

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