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Western Money, African Boots: A Formula For Africa's Conflicts

This model was hailed as a success in Somalia and is now being marshaled to fight rebels in the eastern Congo. It involves Western nations providing financial support to African troops who do the peacekeeping. But why are African countries so silent about their casualty figures?

Is North Korea's Warmongering Rhetoric-As-Usual Or Something To Worry About?

Robert Seigel talks to Victor Cha of the Center for Strategic and International Studies about recent threats from North Korea on the United States and South Korea.

In India, Discrimination Against Women Can Start In The Womb

Indian mothers are more likely to get more prenatal care when they're having a boy, health economists say. These small decisions about iron supplements and tetanus shots can have a profound effect on a girl's life, the researchers argue.
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Bargaining Over Immigration Reform

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the A.F.L.-C.I.O. have reportedly struck a deal on key elements of immigration reform. We examine the back-room bargaining between these two powerful groups and their influence on eventual legislation.


Refugees Creating 'Instant Cities' Across Syrian Borders

Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Al-Jazeera's Abderrahim Foukara and NPR's Deb Amos about the worsening refugee crisis in countries bordering Syria. Rioting at refugee camps and rumors of deportations are putting the spotlight on Jordan and Turkey's ability to manage the refugee influx.

In Court, Former Pakistani President Faces A Flying Shoe

Pervez Musharraf angered Pakistan's legal community for actions he took against the judiciary when he ran the country. He received a rude greeting at his first court appearance.

Russia Calls On U.S., North Korea To Step Back From The Brink

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's remarks follow a week of tense rhetoric and tit-for-tat military moves between the two sides.