Leslie Gelb of the Council on Foreign Relations and Warren Hoge of the International Peace Institute discuss the week's top stories: North Korea's nuclear testing and the Middle East peace process.
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Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Israel on Monday on a highly politicized visit, during which he paid tribute to victims of the Holocaust. Peter Eisner examines the pope's words in the wake of controversy surrounding some of the religious leader's previous comments and actions.
Pope Benedict XVI has begun a visit to the Middle East that is being viewed in part as a mission to mend fences with Muslims and Jews after comments that have angered both groups. Nihad Awad of the Council on American-Islamic Relations discusses the importance of the trip.
Wednesday marks Barack Obama's 100th day in office. Worldfocus contributing blogger Juan Cole takes a look at how the president has fared in the Middle East, where Obama has attempted to change the tone of U.S. foreign policy -- but not necessarily the substance.
The Obama administration's special envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, is on his first mission to Israel since Benjamin Netanyahu became prime minister. Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses what may come of this delicate diplomatic mission.
Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner discuss the week’s top stories: the global recession, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's attempts to revive the Middle East peace process and Mexico's drug war.
The sprawling city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is known for real estate, finance and trade. But now, with the slumping economy, many foreigners who worked in Dubai are being laid off and thousands are leaving.
Patricia DeGennaro, a specialist on Afghanistan and South Asia, discusses the U.S. supply options and the potential for diplomatic solutions in Central Asia.
Anthony Cordesman, an expert on the Middle East, terrorism and defense policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, discusses the implications of today's launch and how it might relate to the use of a nuclear weapon.
Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine discusses the week’s top stories: The economic forum in Davos, George Mitchell's mission in the Middle East and the situation in Afghanistan.