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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.

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.

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