International

North Korea after the Death of Kim Jong-Il

December 20, 2011

What the death of the mysterious dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong-Il, means for the region, China and the U.S.

Friday News Roundup - International

December 16, 2011

The U.S. marks the official end of its nearly nine-year war in Iraq; European banks are under pressure to alleviate the region's financial crisis; and a Russian billionaire plans to challenge Vladimir Putin for president. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

December 9, 2011

France and Germany urge E.U. governments to accept more central control over their budgets; Syria's President Bashar al-Assad denies ordering a crackdown on protesters; and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accuses the U.S. of fomenting protests in Russia over election results. Moises Naim of El Pais, Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News and Karen DeYoung of The Washington Post join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Legacy of American Cold War Containment Strategy

December 8, 2011

At the dawn of the Cold War, an obscure American diplomat named George Kennan designed a strategy of containment to keep Soviet ambitions in check. Guest host, Steve Roberts, and his panel discuss the imperfect implementation of that plan and how it shapes U. S. policy today.

New Concerns About U.S.- Iranian Relations

December 6, 2011

A downed U.S. surveillance drone, targeted assassinations, and ongoing cyber warfare: Guest host Steve Roberts and a panel of experts explore the latest developments in the region and whether there is growing evidence of a covert war with Iran.

Friday News Roundup - International

December 2, 2011

The Federal Reserve joined other central banks around the world in a coordinated effort to make borrowing and lending cheaper for European banks; the British government closed its embassy in Tehran in the wake of rioting by Iranian protesters; and initial results of Egypt's first free election in 60 years point to an Islamist party victory there. Yochi Dreazen of National Journal, Mary Beth Sheridan of The Washington Post, and Hisham Melhem of Al-Arabiya join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Deadly NATO Airstrikes and Their Effect on U.S.-Pakistan Relations and Afghan War Strategy

November 29, 2011

NATO says it will investigate airstrikes that killed more than two dozen Pakistani soldiers. What new strains mean for the region and U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.

David McCullough: "The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris" (Rebroadcast)

November 24, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, David McCullough, tells the story of three generations of young American artists, writers, physicians, politicians, and architects who traveled to Paris in the nineteenth century. He talks to Diane about the ways they were transformed by the City of Light, and how they changed the U. S. as a result of their time abroad.

America’s Strategic Pivot Toward the Asia-Pacific

November 21, 2011

President Obama says the Asia-Pacific is critical to America's economic growth. Why the area is so important and what this strategic pivot could mean for the U.S. and nations in the region.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

November 18, 2011

President Obama toured the Asia-Pacific region where he outlined his goals for an expanded U.S. presence there; Mario Monti replaced Silvio Berlusconi as Italy neared financial collapse; and the Arab League gave Syria three days to stop the violence against its people. Diane will discuss the week's top international news stories with Mark Landler of The New York Times, Elise Labott of CNN and Mark Mardell of the BBC.

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