What are economic experts saying about the huge federal bailout plan to shore up the nation’s economy? How are the markets reacting to this turmoil? What are John McCain and Barack Obama saying to convince voters they would be the best stewards of our economy? And what’s the latest on the terrorist attack in Pakistan? Those answers and more in this news segment on Dateline: Washington.
Ahmadinejad Is Back in the U.S.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is back in America for another opening session of the United Nations General Assembly. Will he be outrageous and defiant or will he once again try to work the charm offensive? And what did we learn about the Iranian nuclear program from the latest UN report that is very critical of the terrorist-sponsoring regime? We ask Alireza Jafarzadeh, the man who first warned the world of Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions.
Pakistani Leaders Avoid Deadly Terrorist Blast
Nearly 60 people were killed in Islamabad, Pakistan, over the weekend after a terrorist strike against the Marriott hotel in the capital city. The president and prime minister of Pakistan were not among the dead, due largely to a last minute change in plans for the two leaders as they ended the Ramadan fast. So how was this attack carried out? Does it show the terrorists are afraid of the new government? Or that terrorists have infiltrated the government? We ask all these questions to Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Vice President of Research at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.
Russia: Ready for Peace or Preparing to Press On?
Russian and Georgian leaders have signed a cease-fire agreement, but while Moscow claims the fighting is over, the signs on the ground suggest something very different. What is Russia really up to and will the international community be able to do anything about it? Tell us what you think Russia’s real ambitions are?
Will It Be Biden?
A growing number of experts say longtime Delaware Sen. Joe Biden is poised to be named as Obama’s running mate. What do you think? Good choice for his foreign policy experience? Or bad choice because he’s known to be longwinded and has been in Washington forever?
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Peril or Promise? What is Pakistan’s Future Without Musharraf?
On Monday, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf resigned just as his impeachment trial was scheduled to begin. So what does it mean for the United States that Musharraf is out? Will it help or hinder our efforts in the war against Islamic extremists? And what happens to the Pakistani nukes? Share your thoughts on this major transition and tell us what the U.S. policy ought to be towards Pakistan?
Russia Battling with Neighboring Georgia
Russian forces attacked Georgia on Friday as a longstanding dispute over a Georgian territory. Why is this happening? How much could it escalate? What is Russia’s real endgame? Listen to the podcast with Russia expert Ilan Berman, read the story below and tell us what you think about the evolving story!
The Problem is Pakistan
Pakistan is the real impediment to crushing al qaeda and the taliban. Find out why two national security experts believe this and tell us what you think the U.S. posture ought to be!
Bush Critical of China, Says Greater Freedoms Will Help Beijing Achieve Its Potential
President Bush and other world figures are offering criticism of China for the repression of religious groups and political dissidents. Is now the time to pressure China to improve its human rights record or will it only harden the communist leadership? Read the story, listen to the podcast, with Christian Chinese Pastor Johnny Lee and tell us what you think!
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