Zbigniew Brzezinski: "Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power"

January 26, 2012

Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski offers his views on how the U.S. can best navigate the challenges of the 21st century.

Egypt In Transition

January 24, 2012

A year ago, protestors in Cairo's Tahrir Square sparked the revolution that toppled the Mubarak regime. Egypt's first freely elected Parliament in more than 60 years held its first session Monday. Diane and her guests discuss the challenges ahead for Egypt and its relationships with other countries in the region and the U.S.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

January 20, 2012

Heavy fighting continued near Syria's capital as opposition fighters tried to drive out government forces; Israel said striking Iran over its nuclear program is "very far off"; and the search for 21 people still missing in the Costa Concordia shipwreck continued. Michael Hirsh of National Journal, Karen DeYoung of The Washington Post and Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Sally Bedell Smith: "Elizabeth the Queen: The Life a Modern Monarch"

January 17, 2012

Britain's Queen Elizabeth celebrates 60 years on the throne next month. A new biography looks at the public and private life of a modern monarch.

Friday News Roundup - International

January 13, 2012

In a rare public speech, Syria's president Bashar al-Assad vowed to continue his crackdown on what he called a foreign-backed "conspiracy" against his country; an Iranian nuclear scientist was killed in a Tehran car-bombing; and a video that apparently showed U.S. Marines urinating on Afghan corpses drew Pentagon and NATO condemnation. David Ignatius of The Washington Post, Elise Labott of CNN, and James Kitfield of National Journal join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Guantanamo Bay Ten Years Later

January 11, 2012

Ten years after the first suspected terrorists arrived, the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is still open and the fate of 171 remaining prisoners is uncertain.

Friday News Roundup - International

January 6, 2012

The European Union announced an embargo on oil imports from Iran to raise the pressure on Tehran's nuclear program; mass killings of Syrian protestors continued following an Arab League visit; and a wave of bombings targeting Shiites killed 72 people in Iraq. Tom Gjelten of NPR, Nadia Bilbassy of Middle East Broadcast Centre, and Mark Landler of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Iran:  Threats and Sanctions

Iran: Threats and Sanctions

January 5, 2012

The U.S. and its allies are ratcheting up economic pressure on Iran, while it threatens to take action against the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf. Diane and her guests discuss the financial, political and military implications of escalating threats and sanctions.

Readers' Review: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson (Rebroadcast)

Readers' Review: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2011

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" features a middle-aged investigative journalist and a youthful computer hacker struggling with personal demons. It is the first book of a Scandinavian crime fiction trilogy by Stieg Larsson. He died four...

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.

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