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Global Politics

Middle East and nukes

Iran's nuclear posturing has inspired some of its neighbors to pursue their own nuclear programs. Some experts say such programs could provide cover for the development of nuclear weapons in the region. The World's Aaron Schachter has the story.

Conflict & Justice

Japan's nuclear secret

Japan revealed today it violated its own non-nuclear principles established after World War II and lied about it for decades in a secret pact with the United States. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Professor Andrew Gordon.

Global Politics

North Korea no threat to south

Tensions are escalating between North and South Korea, now that the South has formally blamed the North for the sinking of a Navy ship in March. But as Jason Strother reports, a lot of South Koreans don't view North Korea as a real threat.

Global Politics

North Korea's next leader

The World's Mary Kay Magistad speaks with anchor Lisa Mullins about the future of North Korea's leadership. It's expected that the son of ailing leader, Kim Jong Il is next in line. It also appears that Kim's young sister may play a critical role.

Global Politics

US-Russian nuclear treaty ratified

Moscow-based political analyst Mikhail Troitskiy says the new START treaty is an important milestone for US-Russia relations. He tells anchor Lisa Mullins that ratification would push both sides toward further cuts in their nuclear weapons arsenals.

Global Politics

Geo Quiz and answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Hiroshima, Japan. Sixty-four years ago today, the US dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Boston Globe reporter Linda Matchan recently visited the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park.

Conflict & Justice

Halabja Kurds celebrate

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with New York Times reporter Sam Dagher in Halabja, the Iraqi town that was subjected to a poison gas attack in 1988. Residents there celebrated the execution of the attack's mastermind, a man known as ?Chemical Ali.?