Charles Sennott of GlobalPost and Dagmar Aalund of the Wall Street Journal discuss the week's top stories: The presidential election in Afghanistan, the ongoing security nightmare in Iraq and a controversial decision in Scotland.
Worldfocus contributor Scott Bohlinger is a political analyst living in Afghanistan. He compares how people talk about politics and their candidates in the U.S. and Afghanistan.
America's special representative to Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, has been holding a series of meetings in Pakistan -- and not just with top government officials. Holbrooke reached out to conservative Muslim leaders -- and got an earful once he did.
Worldfocus contributor Jen Marlowe is currently traveling in Israel and Palestine and explores the lives of Troy Davis, an African American man on death row in the U.S., and Asel Asleh, a young Palestinian citizen of Israel killed by Israeli police.
U.N. inspectors were reportedly allowed last week to visit Iran’s new, nearly-completed nuclear reactor. Charles Ferguson of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses this development in the standoff between Iran and the international community.
Afghanistan is heading to the polls for national elections -- but out of 41 presidential candidates, only two are women. Progress has been slow since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. Masha Hamilton of the Afghan Women's Writing Project describes women's concerns as Afghanistan's future takes shape.
A new report says that one third of the Afghan population is now at risk of hunger. Shannon Scribner of Oxfam discusses efforts to combat hunger in Afghanistan and assesses the effectiveness of international aid.
Contributing blogger Scott Bohlinger is a political analyst and writer currently living and working in Afghanistan. He writes about the messages behind the election posters plastered across Afghan cities.
Nora Bensahel of the Rand Corporation explains the differences between the conflicts and objectives in Afghanistan and Iraq. Also, watch a video on how the Obama administration measures success in Afghanistan.