This week saw new developments in the continuing investigation into the killing of a Hamas militant in Dubai. Officials there say 26 people were involved in a plot they link to the Israeli secret service. Israel has not commented on the matter.
In Afghanistan, the offensive for the town of Marja in the Helmand Province seems to have been largely a success, with Afghan forces claiming to be in control of the town after a two-week battle.
James Rubin, an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the implications of both events. He says the Afghan government will face new challenges as it tries to govern in Marja, and that Dubai revelations are bad news for Israel.