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Conflict & Justice

Piracy in Somali waters

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with William Langewiesche, International Correspondent for Vanity Fair, about the rise in pirate activity off the coast of Somalia. The country is next to one of the world busiest international shipping routes.

Somali piracy standoff

Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the latest on the stand-off with pirates on the Indian Ocean. She speaks with reporter David McGuffin in Kenya. That's where a U.S. flagged ship was headed before being seized by Somali pirates. The American crew retook control of the vessel, but the pirates are still holding the ship's captain, Richard Phillips, hostage on a lifeboat.

Conflict & Justice

A view from Somalia on the pirates

Yesterday's dramatic rescue of cargo ship captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates is making headlines around the world -- including in Somalia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Mohammed Olad Hassan, who's covering the story from Mogadishu.

Global Politics

US policy options for Somalia

President Obama made his first public remarks about the rescue of cargo ship captain Richard Phillips from pirates this weekend. But the president was quiet on the subject of broader U-S policy toward Somalia. The World's Jeb Sharp has more.

Global Politics

Piracy vs. privacy

When President Obama made his first public comments on the rescue of an American cargo shop captain from Somali pirates, he said "...I want to be very clear that we are resolved to halt the rise of privacy in that region." Some have called it a presidential flub, but The World's Jason Margolis says maybe so, but it's not as straightforward as it seems.