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President Obama's Asia Trip and U.S. Policy in the Region

President Obama's Asia Trip and U.S. Policy in the Region

November 4, 2010

President Obama embarks on the longest foreign trip of his presidency - to visit India, Indonesia, Japan and South Korea. We'll look at U.S. trade and diplomatic goals in the region amid widespread concern over China's growing power.

U. S. Options for Fighting Terrorism in Yemen

November 2, 2010

Foiled mail bombing plots to the U.S. by extremists in Yemen has added urgency to an Obama administration review of expanded military options in that country, including increased covert operations. Diane and her guests discuss the...

News Roundup - Hour 2

October 29, 2010

A new audio tape of Osama bin Laden threatens French citizens. An Iraqi court sentences Saddam Hussein aide Tariq Aziz to death. And Afghan President Hamid Karzai admits his office has received ‘bags of money’ from Iran. A panel of...

Global Extinction Crisis & Biodiversity

Global Extinction Crisis & Biodiversity

October 28, 2010

New research documents the long term decline of the earth’s biodiversity: What species are most at risk and some conservation efforts that are making a difference.

WikiLeaks and the U.S war in Iraq

October 26, 2010

Reverberations from the WikiLeaks release of classified U.S. Iraq war documents continue. The nearly 400,000 secret records document thousands of civilian deaths, offer disturbing evidence on abuse and torture of prisoners, and have...

News Roundup - Hour 2

October 22, 2010

Britain announces its largest public spending cuts since World War Two. The Pentagon seeks approval for a major arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And nearly a quarter of the ballots cast in Afghanistan's parliamentary election are expected to...

Ted Fishman: "Shock of Gray"

Ted Fishman: "Shock of Gray"

October 21, 2010

For the first time in history, the world will soon be home to more people over fifty than under seventeen. Journalist Ted Fishman explores the complex economic, political, and cultural ramifications of the world's aging population. He...

Protests over Pension Reform in France

October 20, 2010

In France President Nicholas Sarkozy says he will press ahead with planned pension reforms. More than a million people took to the streets Tuesday to protest his plans which include raising the retirement age from 60 to 62. In addition...

News Roundup - Hour 2

October 15, 2010

Chile celebrates the rescue of all 33 men trapped for two months in a coal mine. A former Afghan president says the Taliban is ready for peace. And Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad makes his first state visit to Lebanon. A panel of...

Understanding the Threat of Terrorism

October 12, 2010

As the U.S. enters its tenth year of war in Afghanistan, Al Qaeda remains a major threat. Understanding the recent European terrorism alerts and the evolving network of Islamic insurgents around the world.

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