Historically, events in the Middle East are moving at lightening speed. The BBC's Paul Danahar has written a book about some of the lasting themes. Marco Werman speaks with Danahar about Syria, US policy and the prospects for democracy in the Mideast.
Vietnam is becoming increasingly technologically connected -- and many Vietnamese are becoming increasingly unhappy with their government's restrictions on them. The United States, however, has been largely silent, seeing an opportunity to connect with an important Pacific Rim country.
There's a saying in the Middle East, as goes Egypt so goes the Arab World. The current chaos in Cairo is being watched with concern in Libya and Tunisia, as anchor Marco Werman hears from the BBC's North Africa correspondent, Rana Jawad.
Visual artist Ra di Martino grew up loving Star Wars. A few years ago, she set out to photograph the ruins of the old sets used to film the movie's desert scenes. It took her to Morocco, and Tunisia, where she found the house Luke Skywalker lived in.
The arrest of Egyptian satirist Bassem Yousef over the weekend made us ask how freedom of expression has evolved in the nations affected by the Arab Spring. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with middle east expert, Michael Wahid Hanna at the Century Foundation.
Jean-Pierre Filiu, a professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the School of International Studies, SciencesPo in Paris stopped by our studio to talk with anchor Marco Werman about hip hop inspired by the Arab Spring.
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