Global Politics

Our stories explore the politics behind the news, with analysis ranging from Washington, DC to Damascas, Syria

Global Politics

In dealing with ISIS, Obama could take cues from the Camp David Accords

The nature of war is that it’s impossible to predict its outcome, and the current military campaign against ISIS is no exception. But some conflicts can have peaceful conclusions — like the Camp David Accords that ended the Israel-Egypt conflict. Author Lawrence Wright argues that we can turn to the diplomacy of Jimmy Carter to learn how to deal with ISIS.

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US military role in Haiti

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Colonel Brian Reno, director of the Contingency Response Cell at the 618th Tanker Airlift Control Center. The Control Center is coordinating the airlift efforts for the humanitarian response in Haiti.

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Japan's 'foreigners'

Japan's parliament is considering letting ?permanent foreign residents? vote in local elections. It's a politically sensitive issue and, as Akiko Fujita reports, the bill has sparked a fierce public debate.

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The state of national security

President Barack Obama will deliver his first State of the Union address tonight before Congress. The World's Jason Margolis tells us what the President might say, and what some counter terrorism experts say he should say.