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As nuclear talks begin, suicide bomber strikes in Iran

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As nuclear talks begin, suicide bomber strikes in Iran

Nuclear weapons policy expert Joseph Cirincione discusses the probability of Iran backing way from a deal to send enriched uranium abroad and the likelihood of a military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities. Al Jazeera English's Nazanine Moshiri reports from Tehran on the aftermath of the suicide bombing.

Posted: October 19, 2009 18:42   Comments: 1
Moving beyond “Afpak” in U.S. foreign policy

Perspectives

Moving beyond “Afpak” in U.S. foreign policy

After months of planning, the Pakistani army has finally dispatched 38,000 troops into the Pakistani Taliban stronghold of South Waziristan. S. Azmat Hassan, a former Pakistani diplomat, writes about the current Pakistani military campaign in South Waziristan and what the U.S. should do in the troubled region.

Posted: October 19, 2009 14:39   Comments: 1
State Department opts for decisive Sudan policy shift

Interview

State Department opts for decisive Sudan policy shift

In an abrupt change of U.S. policy towards Sudan, the State Department announced today that it would pursue serious engagement with the Sudanese government. The action is intended to help ease humanitarian suffering in Darfur. Mahmood Mamdani discusses the current situation in Sudan and the Obama administration's policy shift.

Posted: October 19, 2009 13:18   Comments: 2
Somali pirates: Behind the news

Connie Kargbo (blog)

Somali pirates: Behind the news

As word comes of another pirate hijacking - this time 700 nautical miles east of the coast of Somalia - Worldfocus producer Connie Kargbo traces the roots of the ongoing Somali pirate situation.

Posted: October 19, 2009 11:55   Comments: 4
Western nations to assess Iranian trustworthiness

How You See It

Western nations to assess Iranian trustworthiness

Iran faces stiffer economic sanctions if it fails to follow through on a tentative plan to move most of its enriched uranium out of the country. This relocation could delay Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb. Do you think that Iran can be trusted to make good on its promise to take concrete steps aimed at reducing tensions over its nuclear program?

Posted: October 19, 2009 11:52   Comments: 28
Week in Review: Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and Russia

Week in Review

Week in Review: Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and Russia

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and David Andelman of the World Policy Journal discuss corruption in Afghanistan, strategic opportunities in Pakistan, Iran's relationship with Russia and China and the threat of nuclear weapons.

Posted: October 16, 2009 16:25   Comments: 0
What Hillary Clinton could learn from Tatarstan

Christine Kiernan (blog)

What Hillary Clinton could learn from Tatarstan

Clinton swung by the predominantly Muslim autonomous republic at the end of her three-day trip to Russia this week. After visiting the Kazan Kremlin, the Blagoveshchensk Orthodox Cathedral, and the newly built Kol Sharif Mosque, Clinton praised the republic as a "model for tolerance and coexistence between Muslims and Christians," writes Christine Kiernan.

Posted: October 16, 2009 15:51   Comments: 2
Israel condemns Turkish TV drama for “incitement”

Gizem Yarbil (blog)

Israel condemns Turkish TV drama for “incitement”

The relationship between Israel and Turkey received yet another blow when a Turkish television drama airing on a state-owned channel depicted Israeli soldiers as brutal murderers. Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil, a native of Turkey, tackles the issue.

Posted: October 16, 2009 13:47   Comments: 18
Over 12 million people worldwide have no citizenship

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Over 12 million people worldwide have no citizenship

Around the world, an estimated 12 million individuals lack nationality or citizenship in any nation. This means they have no legal right to a passport, employment, or housing. Explore this Worldfocus map for more information about statelessness around the globe.

Posted: October 16, 2009 13:43   Comments: 2
Prosecuting the Gaza War criminals on both sides

How You See It

Prosecuting the Gaza War criminals on both sides

Almost one year after the devastating war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the Security Council could soon use the U.N. Human Rights Council-endorsed Goldstone Commission Report to pursue legal action against alleged war criminals on both sides. Do you think Israel and/or the Palestinians should face prosecution for their actions in the Gaza War?

Posted: October 16, 2009 11:31   Comments: 157

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