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U.S Military Strategy in  Afghanistan

U.S Military Strategy in Afghanistan

November 17, 2010

The U.S. and NATO are considering plans this week to end their combat mission in Afghanistan by 2014. Possible elements of the proposal and the ongoing friction over U.S.-led attacks on Taliban insurgents.

Reza Aslan: "Tablet and Pen"

November 16, 2010

An Iranian-American writer talks about fostering understanding through literature. He opens a window to the history of the modern Middle East and its diverse cultures through the words of its most influential writers, some translated into English for the first time.

News Roundup - Hour 2

November 12, 2010

Iraq agrees to form a government eight months after national elections. The U.S. fails to reach agreement on a long-awaited trade deal with South Korea. And British investigators conclude a foiled parcel bomb was timed to explode over the...

Trade Wars, Currency Conflicts and the Global Economy

November 10, 2010

Financial leaders in Germany, Brazil and China criticized the Fed’s decision to pump six hundred billion dollars into the U.S. economy. How a pro-growth strategy at home could fuel currency and trade battles abroad.

News Roundup - Hour 2

November 5, 2010

The E.U. and the U.S. step up efforts to improve air cargo security. Greece continues to investigate a series of parcel bomb threats. And Brazil elects its first woman president. A panel of journalists joins guest host Frank Sesno for...

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...

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