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Reporter Hotline: What Awaits Abroad After Election

Weekend Edition is answering your questions about issues and candidates. This week, we address inquiries about foreign policy and U.S. involvement in the Middle East and Afghanistan.

Former Diplomat: Doing A Good Job Invites Risk

Ryan Crocker mourns the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who died in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya on Tuesday. But as a former ambassador himself, Crocker says, "We can manage risk, but we can't prevent it if we do our jobs."

Anti-Japan Protests Erupt In China Over Disputed Islands

A controversy that has lasted decades boiled over this past week, spilling into China's streets Saturday. Thousands demonstrated in one of the biggest protests in Beijing in recent years.

New School Year Brings Tough Lessons In Spain

Budget cuts have hit public education hard — with larger class sizes, pay cuts for teachers, and increased fees for books and school lunches. In some cities, there's a fee just to eat a bag lunch in the school cafeteria. All told, funding for schools in Spain is slated to be reduced some 20 percent by 2015.

Amid Strains, U.S. Begins Wind-Down In Afghanistan

As the U.S. military begins to shrink its footprint in Afghanistan, there are still many issues that need to be worked out. No matter which candidate wins the U.S. presidential election, there will be a host of challenges.

Romney Adviser: U.S. Should Add Terms To Egypt Aid

Audie Cornish speaks with Richard Williamson, Mitt Romney's senior foreign policy adviser. They discuss Romney's foreign policy positions, Libya and other news.