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Week in review: Afghan elections, Iraq and Scottish justice

Week in Review (video)

Week in review: Afghan elections, Iraq and Scottish justice

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.

Posted: August 21, 2009 14:04   Comments: 4
In Afghanistan, a kaleidoscope of alliances and betrayals

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In Afghanistan, a kaleidoscope of alliances and betrayals

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.

Posted: August 21, 2009 13:45   Comments: 1
U.S. envoy gets an earful from Pakistan conservatives

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U.S. envoy gets an earful from Pakistan conservatives

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.

Posted: August 21, 2009 13:35   Comments: 2
From U.S. to Israel, racial injustice is not an exception

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From U.S. to Israel, racial injustice is not an exception

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.

Posted: August 21, 2009 09:36   Comments: 24
Iran allows U.N. inspectors to visit nuclear reactor

Interview (video)

Iran allows U.N. inspectors to visit nuclear reactor

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.

Posted: August 20, 2009 16:08   Comments: 2
Afghan women’s futures must not be overlooked

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Afghan women’s futures must not be overlooked

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.

Posted: August 20, 2009 12:20   Comments: 2
Afghans, observers weigh in on democratic process

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Afghans, observers weigh in on democratic process

Syed Rahim, an independent Afghan journalist, discusses how Afghans view Thursday's election and Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English reports on the possibility of widespread fraud.

Posted: August 20, 2009 09:16   Comments: 1
One third of Afghans at risk of hunger, malnutrition

Interview (video)

One third of Afghans at risk of hunger, malnutrition

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.

Posted: August 19, 2009 15:49   Comments: 2
Reading the messages behind Afghan election posters

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Reading the messages behind Afghan election posters

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.

Posted: August 19, 2009 14:00   Comments: 3
Objectives and weaknesses differ in Afghanistan and Iraq

Interview and Video

Objectives and weaknesses differ in Afghanistan and Iraq

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.

Posted: August 19, 2009 13:30   Comments: 2

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