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Global Politics

NATO allies reluctant on Afghanistan

President Obama announced the US will send 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan, putting pressure on European NATO members to up their deployments as well. But as The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Germany, NATO nations are reluctant to do that.

Global Politics

Decorum in Congress

The World's Alex Gallafent looks at questions of political decorum sparked by Republican Congressman Joe Wilson's outburst during President Obama's speech to Congress last night.

Conflict & Justice

Race debate in China

President Obama arrived in China as people there are engaged in a debate over perceived racist attitudes. The debate was sparked by the vitriolic response to a biracial contestant on a televised talent show this summer. Phillip Martin has the story.

Conflict & Justice

How to succeed in Afghanistan

President Obama is to announce his decision on Afghanistan on Tuesday. It's still not clear what he'll say in his speech but yesterday the president said he will 'finish the job'. We ask experts on war and security how we will know when the job is done.