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News Roundup - Hour 2

News Roundup - Hour 2

December 3, 2010

An international arrest warrant is out for the founder of Wikileaks as world leaders brace for more disclosures. And European nations seek further measures to contain the debt crisis.

David Rohde & Kristen Mulvihill: "A Rope and a Prayer:  A Kidnapping from Two Sides"

David Rohde & Kristen Mulvihill: "A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides"

December 2, 2010

Islamic militants increasingly favor kidnapping as a weapon of war. In Iraq alone, 57 journalists have been taken hostage since 2003. So when New York Times reporter David Rohde decided to interview a Taliban commander outside Kabul two...

"The Iran Primer"

November 30, 2010

Leaked diplomatic cables show Arab leaders supported tough measures to control Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. Experts offer their perspectives on the challenges of dealing with Iran.

President Jimmy Carter: "White House Diary"

November 30, 2010

Former President Jimmy Carter talks about America's role in the world today, the challenges facing the Obama administration, and insights from the detailed diary he kept during his White House years.

Conflict on the Korean Peninsula

November 24, 2010

A deadly exchange of artillery fire between North and South Korea has heightened tensions on the peninsula. Diane and guests explore what it could mean for stability in the region and U.S. efforts to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear program.

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...

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