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Conflict & Justice

The US plan for Afghanistan

What are America's larger objectives in Afghanistan? Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Amin Tarz, Middle East Studies Director at the Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia -- and Anatol Lieven, a professor at the War Studies Department at King's College in London.

Arts, Culture & Media

Marriage-hunting in Japan

In Japan, many singles are taking no chances when it comes to getting married. They're going to "marriage hunting" events, a mix between speed dating and a job interview. Even the government is getting involved. Akiko Fujita reports from Tokyo.

Global Politics

Global hit and geo answer

Martial Solal has been a leading figure in French jazz for a half century. And before we end the show, we answer today's Geo Quiz. We were looking for a country in central Africa where a national census is under way. The answer in Chad.

Conflict & Justice

Afghanistan's Helmand province

The World's Aaron Schachter tells us about challenges facing US troops in Afghanistan's Helmand province, among the country's most violent regions. It's largely controlled by the Taliban, but it's also home to the largest U.S. Marine base in Afghanistan.

Global Politics

Restarting the peace process

President Obama's Middle East special envoy George Mitchell meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tomorrow. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Bernard Avishai, author of The Hebrew Republic, about Mitchell's prospects for bringing Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table.

Lifestyle & Belief

European right gets boost

Europe took a turn to the political right in the latest round of elections. Some seats were won by extreme-right candidates and anti-immigration sentiments came to the fore in several countries. Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Olexiy Solohubenko.

Global Politics

A surprise win in Lebanon's elections

In Lebanon, a US-backed coalition has won in parliamentary elections. The vote was expected to be very close. The losing side was a coalition that included the Islamist militant group Hezbollah. Ben Gilbert reports that theloss surprised many in Lebanon.

Arts, Culture & Media

Decoding the Alhambra

Investigators are trying to catalog the thousands of Arabic inscriptions that cover the walls and columns of the Alhambra. Its inscriptions shed light on its history. The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Granada.