Politics

  • May 2, 2003  

    Ray Suarez assesses Iraq with Adeed Dawisha, a professor of political science at Miami University of Ohio; Hamid Dabashi, chairman of the Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures Department at Columbia University; and Dale Davis, director of international programs and teacher of Arabic at Virginia Military Institute. Continue reading

  • May 2, 2003  

    Colin Powell arrived in Syria Friday for talks with President Bashar al-Assad and Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa. Simon Marks reports on what may lie ahead for Iraq’s western neighbor now that Saddam Hussein’s regime has been ousted. Continue reading

  • May 2, 2003  

    In a speech Thursday, President Bush announced that major combat operations in Iraq have ended. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the President’s speech as well as other events in the week’s news. Continue reading

  • May 1, 2003   BY  

    Major combat operations have ended in Iraq and the American effort has now shifted to rebuilding the war-torn nation’s infrastructure and government, President Bush told the nation in a primetime address Thursday night. Continue reading

  • May 1, 2003   BY  

    Federal prosecutors announced new charges against nine former Enron executives, including former Chief Financial Officer Andrew Fastow and his wife, as the government expands its investigation into the collapse of the Houston-based energy company. Continue reading

  • May 1, 2003   BY  

    After the official release of the U.S.-backed "road map" to peace in the Middle East, at least 10 Palestinians were killed and some 65 wounded during a gun battle after Israeli troops swept into the Gaza Strip in a search for suspected militants. Continue reading

  • May 1, 2003  

    Nigerians re-elected incumbent President Olusegun Obasanjo in April 2003, in one of the first instances of a peaceful transition of power between two civilian governments in the country’s history. Ray Suarez looks at Nigeria’s recent election and how the West African nation is working to embrace democracy. Continue reading

  • May 1, 2003  

    Divisions between the House and Senate continue to complicate consideration of President Bush’s tax cut proposal. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading

  • April 30, 2003   BY  

    Despite continued Middle East violence and a deadly suicide attack in Tel Aviv Wednesday, the U.S. on Thursday presented a new proposal for the establishment of a permanent political peace in the strife-torn region. Continue reading

  • April 30, 2003   BY  

    United States Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announced that thousands of U.S. forces stationed in Saudi Arabia will soon leave due in large part to the liberation in Iraq, marking a significant shift in American military strategy in the region. Continue reading