Nikhil Deogun of The Wall Street Journal and David Andelman of the World Policy Journal discuss the week's top stories: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's tour of Africa and her husband's mission to North Korea to secure the release of two American journalists.
On Thursday, Human Rights Watch released a report condemning Hamas, the militant group in charge of the Gaza Strip, for its rocket attacks on Israel during the three-week Gaza War last December. Joe Stork of Human Rights Watch discusses the report.
On her African tour, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged to expand American support for Somalia's weak interim government as it struggles against Islamic extremists. Emira Woods of the Institute for Policy Studies discusses Clinton's agenda in Africa and U.S. goals in Somalia.
As Israel prepares for possible future wars, the country has unveiled its latest weapon -- a miniature spy plane that can be launched almost as easily as a model airplane in a field. But this is no toy, and has already seen action in two major war zones.
American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee are finally back on American soil, freed after a surprise visit to North Korea by former President Bill Clinton. Charles Armstrong of Columbia University discusses North Korea's motives in releasing the two Americans.
Two American journalists, Euna Lee and Laura Ling, have been pardoned by North Korea after former President Bill Clinton made an unannounced visit to the country and held a series of high-level talks. Thomas Whalen of Boston University discusses Clinton's mission.
Police arrested four Australian citizens of Somali and Lebanese descent in connection with a plot to blow up a large army base outside Sydney. In Somalia, pirates have released a German container ship and its crew. Sarjoh Bah of New York University discusses the conditions in Somalia that have allowed pirates and terrorists to thrive.
In western Afghanistan on Monday, a deadly bombing aimed at a district police chief left at least 10 people dead and some 30 injured. Karin von Hippel of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses the growing casualties in Afghanistan and the upcoming elections.
Despite weeks of protests contesting the Iranian presidential election, the supreme leader formally endorsed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a second term. The U.S. is considering cutting off gasoline supplies to Iran. Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council discusses the possibility of gas sanctions and the trial of protesters.