Worldfocus contributing blogger Nina Hachigian argues that while President Obama probably won't highlight it in his speech, he has revolutionized the U.S. approach to foreign policy by emphasizing our multipolar world.
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Worldfocus' Mohammad Al-Kassim looks at headlines from Middle East news outlets, including: a talk-show host's critical assessment of President Obama's first year in office; a legendary football rivalry; and a prediction about a third intifada.
Marcus Mabry, international business editor of The New York Times, and John Authers, the investment editor for the Financial Times, join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the impact of U.S. economic policies overseas, the risk of inflation in China, the fate of Japan's economy and recovery in Europe.
The international standoff with Iran over its nuclear ambitions seemed to go from bad to worse today, as the country test-fired a new version of its longest-range Sajjil-2 missile -- capable of reaching Israel, U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf and parts of Europe. This drew quick reaction from western governments. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Ervand Abrahamian.
Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and Carla Robbins of The New York Times editorial board join Edie Magnus to discuss: continuing security problems in Iraq, President Barack Obama's acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize and the prospects of a climate agreement in Copenhagen.
Nicholas Kristof, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, and Garrick Utley, president of the Levin Institute of the State University of New York, join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the impending U.S. troop surge and proposed exit strategy in Afghanistan.
Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, has decided not to seek re-election. Israeli Minister Yuli Edelstein discusses the prospects of peace in the Middle East and why Israel won't agree to a settlement freeze. Al Jazeera English's John Terrett reports on the challenges and reasons behind Abbas' decision.
The spike in neo-Nazi violence against immigrants over the last decade has not deterred one black man from running for higher office in the southwestern corner of the country. Joaquim Crima is the first African-born Russian citizen to run for political office.
Garrick Utley of the State University of New York and Chrystia Freeland of Britain's Financial Times discuss the week's top stories: The impact of U.S. President Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize, and his biggest foreign policy challenge -- Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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