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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
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
Iran allows U.N. inspectors to visit nuclear reactor

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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
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

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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

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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
Securing the vote in volatile northeastern Afghanistan

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Securing the vote in volatile northeastern Afghanistan

A U.S. Marine embedded trainer with the Afghan National Army describes the atmosphere in northeastern Afghanistan, a well-known insurgent haven, ahead of national elections.

Posted: August 18, 2009 15:53   Comments: 1
Afghan election excitement overshadows Taliban threat

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Afghan election excitement overshadows Taliban threat

On Tuesday, the Taliban launched a series of attacks on the Afghan city of Kabul. Kimberly Marten of Columbia University discusses U.S. strategy ahead of the election and examines whether the attacks are a sign of what's to come on election day.

Posted: August 18, 2009 14:12   Comments: 0
Taliban tightens noose around Afghan city ahead of vote

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Taliban tightens noose around Afghan city ahead of vote

In Afghanistan on Tuesday, with the election two days away and the campaign winding down, the Taliban is doing all it can to let voters know they are not safe. Zeina Khodr of Al Jazeera English reports on the dangers in the southern city of Kandahar.

Posted: August 18, 2009 11:53   Comments: 0

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