Gérard de Villiers may be the most famous French writer you've never heard of. What's interesting is that a number of his terrorist and espionage plot twists have actually happened in real life -- well after they appeared in book form.
We discuss protocols for screening cargo packages with the director of the Homeland Security Management Institute at Long Island University, Professor Vincent Henry. Robert Worth, Beirut bureau chief for The New York Times, reports from the region.
In January, 11 professional assassins wearing fake beards and carrying fake passports killed Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a senior Hamas official in his Dubai hotel. Both Israel and Palestine have been accused of being involved in the assassination.
Is the U.S. fighting a secret war in Yemen? Robert Worth, Middle East correspondent for The New York Times, helps us answer that question. Gregory Johnsen also joins us; he's a Yemen expert at Princeton University.
This week in Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be inaugurated, while some of the protesters rounded up in the weeks following the embattled election face trial. For more, Robert Worth and Roger Cohen, both of The New York Times, join The Takeaway.
During Iran's disputed presidential election, hundreds of demonstrators were arrested and sent to prison, where some have met with abusive guards. For more, The Takeaway turns to Robert Worth, The New York Times' Beirut bureau chief.
Two former Guantanamo Bay inmates have joined the ranks of al-Qaida in Yemen, according to a video released by the terrorist group on Friday. Will this make President Obama's executive order to close the detention center harder to complete?
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