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Week in review: Afghanistan, Iran and Russia

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Week in review: Afghanistan, Iran and Russia

Richard Haass and Carla Robbins join Martin Savidge to discuss the news events of the week.

Posted: February 6, 2009 16:32   Comments: 0
Kyrgyzstan to close air base, detouring U.S. passage

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Kyrgyzstan to close air base, detouring U.S. passage

Kyrgyzstan will not reverse its decision to close a U.S. air base that NATO has been using as a staging area for Afghanistan. The U.S. government faces growing problems supplying American troops in Afghanistan.

Posted: February 6, 2009 15:20   Comments: 1
U.S. must seek alternate supply routes to Afghanistan

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U.S. must seek alternate supply routes to Afghanistan

Patricia DeGennaro, a specialist on Afghanistan and South Asia, discusses the U.S. supply options and the potential for diplomatic solutions in Central Asia.

Posted: February 5, 2009 16:23   Comments: 1
One in five Israeli citizens is Arab

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One in five Israeli citizens is Arab

The history of conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors is well-documented. A story told not nearly as often is the relationship between Arabs and Jews within Israel, as approximately one in five Israelis is Arab.

Posted: February 5, 2009 15:55   Comments: 66
Immigrants and religions redefine Israeli society

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Immigrants and religions redefine Israeli society

The wave of immigration over the past few decades has changed the face of Israel. Also, some 20 percent of Israelis are Muslims, Christians and other minorities.

Posted: February 4, 2009 15:25   Comments: 42
Take a walk down Tel Aviv’s most diverse street

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Take a walk down Tel Aviv’s most diverse street

Tel Aviv's Neve Sha'anan Street serves the vibrant ethnic communities that have folded into contemporary Israeli society.

Posted: February 4, 2009 14:48   Comments: 1
Iran launches its first satellite into orbit

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Iran launches its first satellite into orbit

Anthony Cordesman, an expert on the Middle East, terrorism and defense policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, discusses the implications of today's launch and how it might relate to the use of a nuclear weapon.

Posted: February 3, 2009 13:47   Comments: 1
Iraq supports ruling party in early election results

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Iraq supports ruling party in early election results

Anthony Shadid of The Washington Post and Mohamad Bazzi of New York University discuss the significance of this weekend's provincial elections in Iraq and compare them to past elections.

Posted: February 2, 2009 16:30   Comments: 0
Voters split as Israeli elections approach

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Voters split as Israeli elections approach

Alon Ben-Meir of New York University discusses Israel's upcoming parliamentary elections and and the future of U.S.-Israel relations.

Posted: February 2, 2009 12:32   Comments: 3
Week in review: Davos, George Mitchell and Afghanistan

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Week in review: Davos, George Mitchell and Afghanistan

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine discusses the week’s top stories: The economic forum in Davos, George Mitchell's mission in the Middle East and the situation in Afghanistan.

Posted: January 30, 2009 15:49   Comments: 8

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