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The stories seem very different: War in Georgia, Pakistan's president resigns, and Iran launches a dummy satellite into orbit. But, beyond the nuts and bolts of the news there is a common thread — of U.S. power, and influence, and super power politics on a global scale. And the way it all comes together will have repercussions for the U.S. for many years. How do we make sense of the connections, and what it means in a broader sense? We call in Ted Koppel, our global news buddy, and Strobe Talbott, the former Deputy Secretary of State. What questions do you have about the hows and whys of Pakistan, Iran, Georgia, and Russia?