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April 28, 2003 - May 2, 2003
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Margaret Warner looks at what's
next for Iraq, then gets an on-the-ground look at the security
challenges in the country from Michael Gordon, senior military
correspondent for The New York Times.
Ray Suarez continues the assessment
of post-combat Iraq with Adeed Dawisha, a professor of political
science at Miami University of Ohio who has written widely on
the politics of the Middle East, was born in Iraq and is now an
American citizen; Hamid Dabashi, chairman of the Middle East and
Asian Languages and Cultures Department at Columbia University;
and former Marine counterintelligence officer Dale Davis, director
of international programs and teacher of Arabic at Virginia Military
At the Crossroads
What lies ahead for Syria, Iraq's neighbor to the west? Simon
Marks reports from Damascus, the capital, where Secretary of State
Colin Powell arrived this afternoon for what are expected to be
tough talks with Syria's president.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and David Brooks of The Weekly
Standard discuss this week's major events with Jim Lehrer.
Some 300 delegates continued work towards a democratic Iraq
during a meeting in Baghdad today.
Suarez discusses the gathering with Ray Norland, a Newsweek correspondent in Baghdad.
Margaret Warner gets historical perspective on the questions
of Iraq, Islam and democracy from Michael Hudson, a professor of Arab Studies
at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University; Fawaz Gerges,
a professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Sarah Lawrence College; and Juan Cole,
a professor of history at the University of Michigan.
Web logs, or "blogs," are personal,
online journals - and one of the fastest growing trends on the Internet. Terence
Smith explores the motivation behind blogging and whether blogs represent the
future of journalism.
Julian Manyon of Independent Television News reports on
China's huge SARS problem.
Ifill follows up with Ming Wan, an associate professor in the Department of Public
and International Affairs at George Mason University; and Joan Kaufman, a lecturer
in Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.