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Opportunities and Uncertainties in the Middle East
The Middle East faces many and diverse challenges. Nuclear talks with Iran move slowly, with deadlines repeatedly pushed back. The Islamic State retains its hold on large swaths of Iraq and Syria and the rise of extremism threatens regional and international stability. Oil prices have fallen, impacting economies across the region and the world. The recent succession in Saudi Arabia raises questions about the outlook for this key U.S. ally. With all of these factors in play, the outlook for 2015 is indeed uncertain. Vali Nasr, Middle East expert and former senior adviser to the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan will discuss these challenges and how they could impact international stability and security.

Mon, Mar 30, 2015 -- 8:00pm

The first World Affairs Council broadcast aired in October 1947. Back then, it was called "World Affairs are Your Affairs." Guests on the show included Gen. Dwight Eisenhower (July '49) and Vice President Alben Barkeley (October '49). The show ran continuously for 23 years. Today's World Affairs Council broadcast, called "It's Your World," brings some of the brightest minds to the air. It's Your World captures leading voices in politics, business, academia, media and art in candid discussions on issues concerning the world today.

Tue, Mar 31, 2015 -- 2:00am

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