Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah is on a two-day visit to Syria, his first since ascending to the throne in 2005, in a further sign of warming ties between the two Arab states.
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Wednesday marks the eighth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan. After eight years of war in Afghanistan, are the United States and the world safer from terrorism? Tell us what you think.
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.
Iranian students discuss how they bypass censorship and filters to find music and films, both online and in shops on the streets. They also explore the influence of Western culture and the backlash against it.
Worldfocus producer Christine Kiernan writes about the reaction to a recent report on the Russia-Georgia war, which found that that all sides violated international humanitarian and human rights laws.
In Switzerland, high stakes talks over Iran's nuclear program are underway. Flynt Leverett of the New America Foundation discusses the possibility of sanctions. If the talks ultimately fail and sanctions are imposed on Iran, do you think Iran will give up its nuclear program? Tell us what you think.
China has a close trading relationship with Iran, and its support will be key in any effort to impose new sanctions against the country. John Delury of the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations discusses China's willingness -- or lack thereof -- to go along with sanctions.
The man in position to be Germany's next vice chancellor -- Free Democrats Party leader Guido Westerwelle -- will become the first openly gay person to hold that office. Is the United States ready to elect an openly gay man or woman as vice president, or even president? Tell us what you think.
The American troop presence in the Philippines is tiny compared to what it was before two major U.S. military bases closed down almost two decades ago. In the years since, a stunning transformation has taken place, turning those bases from the ash heap of history into thriving economic enterprises.
Film director Roman Polanski was arrested by Swiss authorities over the weekend on charges of fleeing sentencing for unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl. Should Roman Polanski be extradited to the U.S. to face sentencing in a case that is now more than three decades old? Tell us what you think.