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US and Iran: United Nations?

Monday, September 23, 2013

Iran is indicating it is willing to curb its nuclear weapons program -- but at the UN General Assembly this week Israel is expected to warn that it considers the proposal a trap. David Sanger, New York Times chief Washington correspondent and author of  Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power (Broadway, 2013), discusses the prospects for better relations between the U.S. and Iran, Syria and other international news.

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Syria Agrees to Chemical Weapons Deal

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Jonathan Tepperman, managing editor of Foreign Affairs and columnist at the International Herald Tribune, talks about the latest developments on possible intervention in Syria, including a Russian proposal to move chemical weapons from Syria to international control -- and what that might mean for the President's message to the nation tonight.


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Is a Syria Strike Illegal?

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Oona A. Hathaway, professor of international law at Yale Law School, discusses a potential strike on Syria in the context of international and domestic law.

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Boston Aftermath; International Justice; Nature Conservancy

Monday, April 22, 2013

The legal, political, and national security implications of the Boston bombing arrest. Then, Louise Arbour of the International Crisis Group talks about her work and recent news on international justice. Plus: Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, talks about why the profit motive should drive conservation; the rise and potential of citizen science with stories from you on your contributions; and what video games teach us about winning and losing.

The Takeaway

An Iraq War Veteran Finds an Outlet in Poetry

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hugh Martin served for nearly a year with the Ohio National Guard in the Iraqi town of Jalala. He is the author of a new book of poetry about his experiences called "The Stick Soldiers."

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Risks in 2012

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, discusses his report on global political risks for 2012.

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Haitian Presidential Campaign

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ricot Dupuy, director and station manager of Radio Soleil, checks in on Haiti, from the upcoming November 28th presidential elections to the violent cholera protests that erupted earlier this week.  

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President Obama in Asia

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

President Obama was in India yesterday, he's in Indonesia today on his way to South Korea for the G-20 meeting, and then he'll head to Japan before he returns to the U.S. Vishakha Desai, president of the Asia Society, discusses the politics of the President's trip to Asia.

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The Indian Ocean and American Power

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Robert Kaplan, senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a national correspondent for The Atlantic, and author of Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power, discusses the future of American power in the Indian Ocean region.

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