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Remaking Russia's Military: Big Plans, Few Results

Vladimir Putin says a strong military is needed to protect Russia's resources from foreign powers. Using strong anti-Western rhetoric, he promises to equip the army with new warplanes and missiles designed to penetrate the proposed U.S. anti-missile shield.
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The Hill: With Israeli PM In Town, Lawmakers Take Differing Tacks On Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues his visit to Washington D.C. on Tuesday, prompting lawmakers to take a stance on the middle east and a potential pre-emptive strike against Iran.

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Syria's Rebels Ask, Why Aren't The Weapons Coming?

Despite strong rhetoric from some Arab states, the Syrian opposition says it's not seeing many imported weapons, which they say they need. The rebels are expecting more bloodshed and don't understand why they aren't getting more help from abroad.
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Report: Arming Syrian Rebels May Worsen Situation

Robert Siegel speaks with Robert Malley, a Program Director at the International Crisis Group, about a new report that takes an in-depth look at the Syrian crisis, the Bashar Assad regime and what can happen next.
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Weighing A Policy Of Containment For Iran

President Obama recently said, "Iran's leaders should understand that I do not have a policy of containment; I have a policy to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon." Some say containment represents a viable option against Iran, but others argue that Cold War strategies do not apply to Iran.
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In Hong Kong, A Growing Taste For Organic Food

Demand for organic and local food is rising in Hong Kong. But people find supply limited and expensive, mirroring the early days of the organic movement in other countries.
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Moscow Protesters Demand A 'Russia Without Putin'

With his win in Russia's presidential election, Vladimir Putin gets six more years in the Kremlin. Protesters are looking for ways to keep up pressure on Putin, but they have yet to form a cohesive movement.

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