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This Week on World Affairs TODAY (Season 3):
Season 3, Episode 2 features Dr. Trita Parsi, author of A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama's Diplomacy with Iran.
Previously on World Affairs TODAY:
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Episode 1: Prince Turki al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia addresses members of the press and media during a Newsmakers Program at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Peter Hickman, Director of the Newsmakers Programs, moderated the program.
Episode 2: Dr. Trita Parsi examines the volatile relationship between the United States and Iran and how the United States can best address the ongoing turmoil in Tehran -- and Iran’s presumed pursuit of nuclear weapon capabilities -- through a genuine, sustained diplomatic initiative.
Episode 3: His Excellency Arturo Sarukhan, Mexico's ambassador to the United States, explores U.S. bilateral relations, and renders an at-times witty "take" on Mexico's regional role in Western hemisphere affairs and the myriad of complex challenges this role involves.
Episode 4: Former U.S. ambassador to Kazakhstan and Georgia, the Hon. William Courtney, moderates a panel of experts as the dissect and analyze the turmoils arising after the December parliamentary elections which widely were perceived as fraudulant.
Episode 5: Thomas J. Reckford, President of the Malaysia-America Society, moderates a discussion program with Alan Romberg and Dr. Robert Sutter who assess the implications of Taiwan-Chinese relations in the wake of the outcomes of the January 14, 2012 elections in Taiwan.
Episode 6: New York Times correspondent, Ginger Thompson moderates a debate between Heritage Foundatrion VP Mike Gonzalez and former Chief-of-Staff to Colin Powell on the issue of whether it is time for the U.S. to normailze relations with Cuba and end the imposition of sanctions.
Episode 7: Former CIA terrorist investigator Nada Prouty and author illuminates her unfortunate saga of being wrongly and falsely accused of treason, providing a rare, intimate look into American intelligence operations - highlighting strengths, achievements and shortcomings.
Episode 8: Ambassador Joao Vale de Almeida, the Head of the European Union's Delegation to the United States, explains the root causes of the European debt crisis, highlighting the significant global repercussions and new measures being used to address the intractable challenges.
Episode 9: Thomas J. Reckford, President of the Malaysia-America Society, moderates a discussion program with experts Michael Green and Kent Clader to assess whether Japan, the "Land of the Rising Sun," can overcome decades' long set-backs and rise again.
Episode 10: Dr. Diane Villiers Negroponte ( author, scholar, lawyer ) explores the question of whether El Salvador, 20 years after a peace was concluded ending a bloody civil war, achieved a genuine," sustainable peace; and, the rise of violent gangs both in El Salvador and the U.S.