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Conflict & Justice

New START for nuclear disarmament

The Senate is Washington has approved a nuclear arms pact with Russia. The treaty requires the US and Russia to cut their nuclear warheads by 30%. The World's Alex Gallafent takes a look back on the evolution of US/Russian diplomacy over nuclear weapons.

Global Politics

US Navy gets budget cuts

Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to save the Department of Defense more than $150 billion over the next five years. $35 billion of those proposed savings would come from cuts to the US Navy. The World's Jason Margolis has more.

Conflict & Justice

The US-Egypt relationship

President Obama didn't mention the unrest in Egypt during his State of the Union address. Egypt is a key player in the Middle East. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Steven Cook, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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.