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Things That Go Boom: Is America's foreign policy for sale?

Think tanks with nonprofit status aren't required to say much of anything when it comes to the source of their funding — whether it be billionaires or foreign governments. That can become a problem when such organizations significantly influence foreign policy — such as the Iran nuclear deal — without disclosing to whom they are financially beholden.

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Global Politics

Saudi literature pushing the envelope

Correspondent Kelly McEvers tells us about a new wave of novel-writing in Saudi Arabia that's centered on breaking conventional taboos. The spike in risque Saudi literature follows the success of the racy novel, Girls of Riyadh a few years ago.

Saudis and Egyptians talk with Syria

The World's Aaron Schachter reports on a summit today among the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria. One objective may be to get Syria to cooperate on various issues, from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to containing Iran.

Global Politics

Foreign coverage of Washington news

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with journalist Muna Shikaki, Washington correspondent for the Arabic language television channel Al-Arabiya, and Gregor Schmitz of German news magazine Der Spiegel, about how they are covering this week's news from Washington.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The World's Marco Werman reports on how some Bedouin musicians found some military debris in the desert from the 1967 Six Day War, and transformed the trash into percussion instruments for their band, the Bedouin Jerry Can Band.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz Answer

In the Geo Quiz, we were looking for the name and author of a book set �in the naked desert, under the indifferent heavens.' The book is The Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph, the author is T.E. Lawrence.