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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.

New Complications In U.S.- China Relations

May 1, 2012

Diane and guests explore political intrigue in China, in light of ongoing internal power struggles and the recent escape of a dissident. We take a look at new complications in U.S. – China relations ahead of high-level talks in Beijing.

Friday News Roundup - International

April 27, 2012

The U.S. and Afghanistan reached a deal Sunday on a long-delayed strategic partnership agreement; Spain and the U.K. fell back into recession; and the U.N. said it will take a month to get the full 300-member observer mission on the ground in Syria. Yochi Dreazen of National Journal, Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News and Stephan Richter of The Globalist join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Paul French:  "Midnight in Peking:  How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China"

Paul French: "Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China"

April 26, 2012

Historian and China expert uses modern resources to solve a long forgotten murder mystery in the last days of colonial Peking.

Perspectives On Foreign Policy - Madeleine Albright and Bruce Riedel

April 26, 2012

A look back at America's role on the global stage since World War II and a look forward at how the U.S. can best use its position of power as it navigates conflicts and crises around the world.

Backlash Over Eurozone Austerity Measures

April 25, 2012

The Dutch government falls and Spain slips back into recession. Fallout from German-imposed austerity measures and new concerns over eurozone economies

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