The influential children's program Sesame Street celebrates its 40th birthday. Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al Kassim writes about his memories of the Arabic-language version, Open Sesame. Al Jazeera English reports on the show's lessons from Jordan to South Africa.
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Contributing blogger S.Azmat Hassan, a former Pakistani diplomat, writes about the current impasse in the Middle East peace process. He argues that the Obama administration should be tougher on both sides to break through the current stalemate.
Martin Savidge hosts Gareth Jenkins and Mustafa Akyol to discuss whether Turkey is leaning West or moving East. They discuss the country's growing Islamicization, strained relations with Israel and the limbo of European Union admission.
Iran faces stiffer economic sanctions if it fails to follow through on a tentative plan to move most of its enriched uranium out of the country. This relocation could delay Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb. Do you think that Iran can be trusted to make good on its promise to take concrete steps aimed at reducing tensions over its nuclear program?
Gabriel Schoenfeld of the Hudson Institute discusses the debate over troop increases in Afghanistan. Do you agree with Defense Secretary Robert Gates that those advising President Obama on Afghanistan war strategy should keep their opinions private? Tell us what you think.
Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim blogs about how Middle Eastern news media outlets covered the news that Iran is building a second nuclear site.
The Obama administration is considering major foreign policy changes in the Middle East and Afghanistan. James Lindsay of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses shifting foreign policy. Is U.S. foreign policy headed in the right direction? Tell us what you think.
In a critical week for U.S.-Israeli relations, four prominent American officials are in Israel to discuss key topics such as Iran's nuclear threat and Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Daniel Levy of the New American Foundation discusses developments out of the Middle East.
During a visit to Saudi Arabia, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told some of the country's business leaders to expect what he called a "gradual recovery with more than the usual ups and downs and temporary reversals." Fadel Gheit of Oppenheimer and Company discusses economic overtures to the Middle East.