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Iran Looms Over Candidates' Foreign Policy Debate

Foreign policy takes center stage in 2012's final presidential debate. Whoever wins on November 6th faces difficult challenges on Libya, Syria, China and other issues. At the top of the list: What the U.S. should do about Iran's nuclear ambitions.
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Can U.S. Still Lead In Economic And 'Soft' Power?

When the presidential candidates hold their final debate Monday night, this one on foreign policy, they'll likely be asked to define their vision of America's role in the world. As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, that role may shift back to economic and cultural leadership, scholars say.
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Childhood Memories Of The Cuban Missile Crisis

It's been 50 years since the Cuban missile crisis had the U.S. on the brink of nuclear war with the Soviet Union. But the chaos and fear of those days are still alive in the memories of those who lived through it. Host Michel Martin talks with two Cuban-American women. One lived in Miami, and the other in Cuba during the conflict.
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Is Rwanda Ready For The UN Security Council?

Rwanda recently won a seat on the United Nations Security Council. The Rwandan government got the seat despite U.N. reports that it's supporting an armed insurgency inside the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. Host Michel Martin speaks with Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo about the Security Council and the controversy.
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Analysis: Obama And Romney Face Off On Foreign Policy In Third Debate

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about what Virginia voters will be listening for in tonight's presidential debate on foreign policy.

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Tensions Run High In Beirut Over Slain Official

Violent protests briefly broke out in Lebanon's capital, Beirut, yesterday. The protests came after the funeral of one of the country's top intelligence officers, who was assassinated by a bomb placed in a car Friday.

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