Carla Robbins of The New York Times and James Rubin of Columbia University discuss Hamid Karzai's second term and the worsening security situation in Afghanistan. They also examine the fallout from a landmark case in Italy involving the alleged CIA abduction and "rendition" of a Muslim cleric.
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Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al Kassim interviews Malalai Joya -- the first Afghan woman to be elected to parliament. She has openly challenged the Afghan government, U.S. and NATO military presence, warlords and the Taliban.
Karin von Hippel, a senior fellow for the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., speaks with Daljit Dhaliwal about the future of Afghanistan and President Hamid Karzai's reelection. Von Hippel says combating corruption is vital to maintaining the support of the Afghan people.
Hassan Abbas of the Asia Society joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss what Hamid Karzai's second term means for the U.S. and the international community. Jonah Hull of Al Jazeera English reports from Kabul on delays, violence and voter fraud.
U.S. President Barack Obama continues to grapple with the complex situation in Afghanistan. With allegations of election fraud surrounding Afghan president Hamid Karzai and new allegations against his brother, should the U.S. cut ties with the controversial president?
Jamie Metzl of the Asia Society discusses the widespread fraud and low voter turnout during the first round of elections, and whether Afghans believe the second round on November 7 will repeat past results.
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.
Karin von Hippel of the Center for Strategic and International Studies recently returned from monitoring the elections in Afghanistan. She discusses how the security situation affected election turnout.
Afghanistan's presidential election continues to generate widespread allegations of fraud and intimidation as the votes are counted. James Bays of Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English takes a look at what some Afghans faced.