October 28, 2007 President Bush says there's an "emerging threat" to the U.S. and Europe from Iran's alleged pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Critics say there are a few things wrong with the president's proposal for missile defense.
October 25, 2007 Construction of the new U.S. embassy in Baghdad, expected to be the biggest embassy in the world, has been riddled with shoddy work and cost overruns. Congress has been holding hearings about the project and is awaiting a response from the State Department.
October 23, 2007 The present conflict along the border began in 1984, but it has roots dating back at least as far as the creation of the modern state of Turkey. Here's some background on the history and the issues behind the story.
October 19, 2007 The massive bombings in Karachi shattered what had been a triumphant homecoming for former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, but they are unlikely to stop her return to the spotlight of Pakistani politics, analysts say.
October 16, 2007 While the Dalai Lama is widely admired for advocating peace and nonviolence, he is sometimes reviled for his willingness to accept that Tibet should remain tied to China.
October 11, 2007 When the House Foreign Relations Committee approved a measure that would officially declare the deaths of as many as 1.5 million Armenians in the early 19th century genocide, it revived a political debate.
October 4, 2007 President Emile Lahoud's term is due to expire in November and, so far, the Lebanese parliament, which will elect his successor, has been paralyzed by issues stemming from long-standing rules.
October 3, 2007 Sometimes NPR's stringer in Basra gets tired the reporting mayhem and throws in a story about something that strikes him as funny, weird or revealing. These stories came directly from an email he sent.
October 2, 2007 Even though the democracy advocate is being held virtually incommunicado in her Myanmar home, she continues to hold a powerful position among activists and in her country.
September 27, 2007 The military opened fire on anti-government demonstrators, led by Buddhist monks in Myanmar. Here's some background on the country and its politics.
September 26, 2007 The Bush administration has said that an Iraq with a freely chosen government could serve as a model for spreading democracy in the Middle East. But is that goal really in the United States' interest? A panel of experts debates.
September 25, 2007 Condemnation from the United States and other nations may be just what the Iranian president needs to shore up a shaky political position at home.
September 25, 2007 Prince was 27 when he co-founded the company — which provides armed guards for U.S. officials and government contractors in Iraq — in 1997, with other former U.S. Navy SEAL commandos.
September 19, 2007 Right now, it's not clear who, if anyone, had legal jurisdiction over the Blackwater team that was involved in the shooting that killed at least nine Iraqis in Baghdad in September. Members of Congress have introduced new legislation an effort to control private security contractors in war zones.
September 7, 2007 In an exclusive interview with NPR, the official who headed Baghdad's anti-corruption watchdog alleges that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki interfered with his agency's work and tolerated bribery and cronyism in his Cabinet.
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