Dan Rather of "Dan Rather Reports" and Ian Bremmer of Eurasia Group discuss the week's top stories: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's trip to Asia, the escalating war in Afghanistan and Vice President Joe Biden's trip to Ukraine and Georgia.
Next week, the Obama administration is sending three high-ranking officials to Israel. Iran and its nuclear program are expected to be high on the agenda. Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses the possibility that Israel might attack Iranian nuclear sites.
In South Africa on Thursday, unhappiness about persistent poverty and shoddy public services led to unrest in some of the townships near Johannesburg. Yaw Nyarko of New York University says that many blame immigrants for taking jobs that might lead to a better life.
Seven years ago, investigators for Physicians for Human Rights discovered what appeared to be a mass grave in northern Afghanistan. The bodies, they were told, were those of Taliban fighters who had allegedly been mistreated. Susannah Sirkin of Physicians for Human Rights discusses the case.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki met on Wednesday to discuss the drawdown of American troops and concerns over rising violence in Iraq. Joost Hiltermann of the International Crisis Group assesses U.S.-Iraqi relations and the security situation.
It has been the deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan since the war there started nearly eight years ago. Lisa Curtis of the Heritage Foundation discusses how recent attacks were carried out and the security situation throughout the country.
During the summer season, scientists had predicted a drop in H1N1 flu cases -- but a different story is unfolding in Britain, where the number of cases is now doubling every week. Andrew Pekosz of Johns Hopkins discusses the rapid spread of H1N1 and efforts to develop a vaccine.
On a visit to India, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton touted the prospects for strengthening U.S.-India relations. The two countries struck a deal on nuclear power reactors, but India once again resisted American efforts to limit carbon emissions. Amit Pandya of the The Stimson Center discusses the state of U.S.-Indian relations.
On Monday, the United States celebrated the 40th anniversary of the first moon walk. Since 1969, the space race has widened to include countries such as China, India and Japan. Asif Siddiqi of Fordham University discusses the future of space exploration for the international community.
In Iran, tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of Tehran once again on Friday. Ervand Abrahamian of the City University of New York discusses the current situation in Iran and a shakeup in the country's nuclear program.