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Global Politics

Deployed in Afghanistan

Britain will send 500 more forces personnel to Afghanistan but only if key conditions are met says UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. We speak with two veterans of the war in Afghanistan � one British, and one American in today's show.

Arts, Culture & Media

Immortal Technique

Judith Sloan profiles a Peruvian-born rapper and political activist known as Immortal Technique. He's on a mission to help orphans in Afghanistan. That's quite a contrast to his wild years as a teenager and the 12 months he spent in prison.

Global Politics

Who is Mullah Baradar?

Ron Moreau is South East Asia correspondent for Newsweek magazine. He profiled Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar last summer and managed to communicate with him through emails. Katy Clark talks with Moreau, who is in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.

Arts, Culture & Media

The Kronos Quartet

The Kronos Quartet is known for its wild, wide-ranging collaborations. The latest one took the San Francisco string quartet on a trip of sorts to Central Asia. The World's Adeline Sire recently caught up with Kronos's artistic director David Harrington.

Global Politics

Talking to the Taliban

The BBC's Daud Qarizadah reports from northern Afghanistan that people there are divided on the wisdom of starting negotiations with the Taliban. Many there fear a return to the days when the Taliban dictated how people should live.