U.S. plans to upsurge soldiers and police in Afghanistan
Thom Shanker of The New York Times discusses the U.S. plan to double the size of Afghan security forces and set a goal of about 400,000 soldiers and police. The plan is awaiting President Obama's approval and comes with a hefty price tag.
Posted: March 19, 2009 15:13
Pakistan back from the brink after government concessions
Shuja Nawaz of the Atlantic Council of the United States discusses the Pakistani government's decision to reinstate a popular chief justice who was dismissed years ago, a concession in the wake of widespread protests.
Posted: March 16, 2009 14:37
Pakistani government cracks down as protests mount
Abdullah Hussain Haroon, Pakistan's ambassador to the United Nations, discusses intensifying protest movements against Pakistan's government and the government's crackdown on its political opponents.
Posted: March 12, 2009 15:18
U.S. considers dialogue with moderate Taliban leaders
Karin von Hippel of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses Barack Obama's proposal to engage in dialogue with moderate Taliban leaders.
Posted: March 11, 2009 12:23
In the Newsroom
Embedded on a chopper in Afghanistan
Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge does a lot of flying, but no flight has been so harrowing as one he took over Shahi Kot valley while embedded with troops in Afghanistan.
Posted: February 27, 2009 11:18
Week in Review: Hillary Clinton, al-Qaeda and Iran
Carla Robbins, Gideon Rose and Martin Savidge discuss the week's news, including Hillary Clinton, al-Qaeda and a nuclear Iran.
Posted: November 21, 2008 12:23
Week in review: Economic crisis, Iran, Iraq, al-Qaeda
Carla Robbins, Gideon Rose and Martin Savidge discuss the week's news, including the financial crisis, Iranian diplomacy and the war in Iraq.
Posted: November 14, 2008 15:17
Osama bin Laden isolated, says CIA report
Jeff Stein of Congressional Quarterly discusses the hunt for Osama bin Laden and what changes we can expect from the Obama administration.
Posted: November 14, 2008 12:06
U.S. ordered secret raids on al-Qaeda
Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times discusses previously undisclosed attacks on al-Qaeda targets in more than a dozen countries around the world.
Posted: November 10, 2008 17:49
Pakistan summons U.S. ambassador as tensions rise
Pakistan's former UN ambassador considers U.S.-Pakistan relations and a potential relationship with the Taliban.
Posted: October 29, 2008 14:16