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Global Politics

McCain's ''League of Democracies''

John McCain says "we are all Georgians now,� and the fighting between Russia and Georgia harkens back to McCain's proposal to create a "league of democracies." But as The World's Matthew Bell reports, it's not clear what he means by that.

Arts, Culture & Media

Soft Power

China's government has a strategy of using ?soft power? to improve the country's image ?- promoting the arts, building language schools abroad, and, of course, remaking Beijing itself for the Olympics. But it's a strategy with some pitfalls. Kurt talks with Orville Schell, a journalist and scholar who directs the Asia Society Center on China-U.S. Relations.

Global Politics

Saddam's final chapter

The trial of Saddam Hussein was the most high-profile war crimes case since Nuremburg. American law professors Michael Scharf and Michael Newton were part of the international team that trained Iraqi judges and prosecutors for the trial

Global Politics

China urbanization series: Wangwan

China's rapid urbanization is drawing hundreds of millions of people to its cities. And that's having a profound impact on those in the villages left behind. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the third in our series on China's urbanization.

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