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International Issues Outlook

International Issues Outlook

January 3, 2011

Foreign policy challenges in 2011. A look ahead at the U.S. role in Afghanistan and Pakistan, global economic trends and America’s influence in the world.

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 30, 2010

"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...

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail" (Rebroadcast)

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail" (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 2010

Honey is a global food -- part of tradition, culture and trade. But it's not all sweet: The story also involves smuggling, deforestation and climate change. One woman explains what she found out when she went around the world in pursuit of...

The King's Speech

The King's Speech

December 21, 2010

Britain's King George VI never aspired to be king, but in 1937 when his older brother gave up the throne to marry his American lover, he had to step up. The new monarch suffered from a debilitating stutter, a condition that he and many...

News Roundup - Hour 2

December 17, 2010

A review of President Obama's Afghanistan war strategy supports American troop withdrawal beginning in July, though the pace remains unclear. The U.S. tries to build a case for conspiracy by WikiLeaks. And we remember Richard Holbrooke. A...

Afghanistan Strategy Review

December 15, 2010

The White House review of President Obama’s war strategy in Afghanstan is setting the stage for troop withdrawals next July. The new assessment cites progress in pushing the Taliban out of key population centers in the south. But it...

Turmoil in Haiti

December 13, 2010

Key candidates in last month's presidential election have rejected a recount proposed by Haiti's election council. The initial results of the November 28 vote sparked violent protests. And a cholera epidemic has killed more than 2,000 people. An update on Haiti.

News Roundup - Hour 2

December 10, 2010

The Friday News Roundup. A top Chinese diplomat visits North Korea after the U.S. criticizes China for failing to rein in its ally; supporters of the jailed WikiLeaks' founder retaliate; and the U.S. drops efforts for a settlement freeze...

WikiLeaks: New Disclosures and Legal Issues of Its Founder

December 9, 2010

Despite a series of severe blows, Wikileaks is going strong and continuing to release classified documents. Over the last few days, Julian Assange, the site’s founder, was denied bail in London; Wikileaks' primary address was...

The DREAM Act

December 7, 2010

Congress is expected to consider a path to citizenship for young adults who came to this country illegally as children. Critics call it another amnesty proposal. Pros and cons of The DREAM Act and prospects for its passage.

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