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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize this week. He's the third president so honored. We listen to several interviews in which Carter talks about his work as a mediator, his life in the White House and his spiritual life.


The Middle East: A Web Of 'Topsy-Turvy' Alliances.

Robert Malley, a program director for the International Crisis Group, analyzes the complexity of the situation in the Middle East, a region where conflicts interconnect and expand upon one another. "These alliances," says Malley, "are not clear cut ... they are alliances of convenience."


Nuclear Weaponry, Yesterday and Today

Foreign policy expert Joseph Cirincione is senior vice president for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank. He s been called a nonproliferation guru. His soon-to-be-published book is called Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons.


Brian Urquhart Discusses the Future of the U. N.

In Bosnia, Cambodia, Somalia, and other countries, the role of U.N. peacekeeping forces is being redefined. Brian Urquhart, former U.N. Under-Secretary General, talks about what these forces are up against and what they can reasonably achieve.

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