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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.

Arts, Culture & Media

The poetry of Radovan Karadzic

Anchor Lisa Mullins talks with Chris Merrill, director of the University of Iowa's International Writing Program and The World's book critic, about a poem called "A Morning Bomb;� the writer was former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asked for an African state that may not exist on the map, but it thrives in the world of fiction. It's the setting in the 1978 novel, The Coup, by the late John Updike. The answer is Kush. Anchor Marco Werman plays an old Updike interview in which the author admits his African experience was limited, but defends his decision to write about Africa anyway.

Global Politics

Global Hit

Tomorrow is election day in South Africa. The ruling party, the African National Congress, is expected to retain power. That likely means the ANC's controversial leader, Jacob Zuma, would become president. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with author Alex Russell about his new book, "Bring Me My Machine Gun: The Battle for the Soul of South Africa from Mandela to Zuma."

Business, Finance & Economics

Out of stock

You might be out of luck if you check your local bookstore for works by the winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature; Anchor Marco Werman tells us what happened when one of The World's staffers called around to some of the major US bookstores.