Diplomatic Immunity

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Discussions on the most current foreign affairs. Host Steve Paikin along with informed panelists Richard Gwyn of the Toronto Star, Janice Stein, professor of international relations at the University of Toronto; and Eric Margolis, contributing foreign editor for the Toronto Sun help to clarify complex and critical issues affecting the world today.

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As sharp as a tack and with encyclopedic knowledge of international affairs and history, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski sat down with Steve to talk about the Bush administration's "Freedom Doctrine," the idealistic core of George W.'s foreign policy.
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Zbigniew Brzezinski

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As sharp as a tack and with encyclopedic knowledge of international affairs and history, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski sat down with Steve to talk about the Bush administration's "Freedom Doctrine," the idealistic core of George W.'s foreign policy.

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For the next month, billions of people will be fixated on Germany as 32 national teams compete for the World Cup. But the World Cup is about more than just soccer. It can give us insight into the similarities and differences between countries.
24:33

The Beautiful Game

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For the next month, billions of people will be fixated on Germany as 32 national teams compete for the World Cup. But the World Cup is about more than just soccer. It can give us insight into the similarities and differences between countries.

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What does the controversy over Ukraine's election mean for the tense relationship between Russia and the West?
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Radek Sikorski on Diplomatic Immunity

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What does the controversy over Ukraine's election mean for the tense relationship between Russia and the West?

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Haiti this week suffered through what some are calling a coup. If so, it's the 33rd coup d'etat in the country's 200-year history as an independent nation.
24:38

Hatian Coup

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Haiti this week suffered through what some are calling a coup. If so, it's the 33rd coup d'etat in the country's 200-year history as an independent nation.

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Former Nixon and Ford National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Former Carter National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski join us to talk about the Bush Administration, Iraq, the war on terror and history in the making.
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Kissinger and Brzezinski

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Former Nixon and Ford National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Former Carter National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski join us to talk about the Bush Administration, Iraq, the war on terror and history in the making.

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Scholar Tariq Ramadan joins the Diplomatic Immunity panel to discuss the best way for Muslims to feel true to their faith and at home in the 21st century.
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Tariq Ramadan on Diplomatic Immunity

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Scholar Tariq Ramadan joins the Diplomatic Immunity panel to discuss the best way for Muslims to feel true to their faith and at home in the 21st century.

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"Mao: The Unknown Story," and human rights in China.
26:03

Diplomatic Immunity: Mao, human rights and China

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"Mao: The Unknown Story," and human rights in China.

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For the next month, billions of people will be fixated on Germany as 32 national teams compete for the World Cup. But the World Cup is about more than just soccer. It can give us insight into the similarities and differences between countries.
28:01

The Beautiful Game

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For the next month, billions of people will be fixated on Germany as 32 national teams compete for the World Cup. But the World Cup is about more than just soccer. It can give us insight into the similarities and differences between countries.

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In a time where many question the intentions of the US and the effectiveness of the UN, what type of new international order should emerge to deal with the problems of our era?
23:47

Francis Fukuyama on Diplomatic Immunity

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In a time where many question the intentions of the US and the effectiveness of the UN, what type of new international order should emerge to deal with the problems of our era?

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Diplomatic Immunity looks ahead to some key stories of 2006. What does the rise of the new "Latin Left" mean for South America? How will Iran's nuclear ambitions affect tensions in Asia? Ariel Sharon's sudden exit from Israeli politics.
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Susan Rice on Diplomatic Immunity

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Diplomatic Immunity looks ahead to some key stories of 2006. What does the rise of the new "Latin Left" mean for South America? How will Iran's nuclear ambitions affect tensions in Asia? Ariel Sharon's sudden exit from Israeli politics.

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Brent Scowcroft, US National Security Advisor to the first President Bush and a harsh critic of the current President Bush, weighs in on what could be the most serious international issue today: Iran's nuclear program and the spread of nuclear arms.
16:35

Brent Scowcroft on Iran

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Brent Scowcroft, US National Security Advisor to the first President Bush and a harsh critic of the current President Bush, weighs in on what could be the most serious international issue today: Iran's nuclear program and the spread of nuclear arms.

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What does it take to be a government minister and a politician when a humanitarian disaster strikes?
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Politics in the Time of Disaster

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What does it take to be a government minister and a politician when a humanitarian disaster strikes?

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