Robert Siegel talks with Kenneth Pollack about Iran, President Rouhani's Tuesday speech at the UN and how the U.S. should regard him. Pollack is a former intelligence analyst and in his new book, Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy, he argues for a Cold War-style policy of containing Iran.
Now that the siege at the Nairobi mall has ended, investigators are trying to determine the identity of the attackers, just exactly how many people died in the four-day standoff and how it could have happened.
Brazil is formulating a bold new plan to protect itself from NSA spying after revelations that the U.S. illegally listened in on conversations between the president and her cabinet, and spied on the state oil company, Petrobras. But experts warn its easier said than done and there are risks inherent with tampering with the internet.
No traditional Danish meal is complete without a piece of pork tucked in somewhere — which helps explain the outrage that followed after some Danish day cares dropped pork to accommodate Muslims. The battle over menus is the latest sign of Denmark's struggle with multiculturalism.
New York University's new Shanghai campus is the first Sino-U.S. joint-venture university. Chinese students get a Western education without leaving home. American students get to live and study in China, with many enjoying big breaks on tuition and other costs.
Qassem Suleimani is the chief of a powerful branch of Iran's Revolutionary Guard. He is considered to be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans during the Iraq War, and now he is helping to prop up Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.
Hasan Rouhani spoke of moderation and said Iran was willing to talk to the West about its nuclear program. The U.S. and its European allies have reacted with cautious optimism, but not everyone is buying the new Iranian leader's charm offensive.
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