Global Security

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Russian lawyer Alexei Navalny, who was clear-eyed about the dangers in prison, has died

The World's Carolyn Beeler talks with Michael McFaul, a former ambassador to Russia and friend of Navalny's, about what his death means for the country and for his family.

Russian lawyer Alexei Navalny, who was clear-eyed about the dangers in prison, has died
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Countries fear state-sponsored cyberwar

Countries fear state-sponsored cyberwar
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Parents seek justice for children crushed in collapsed hotel during Turkish earthquake

Parents seek justice for children crushed in collapsed hotel during Turkish earthquake
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A year on, a Kurdish village near Turkey’s earthquake epicenter says it's been overlooked

A year on, a Kurdish village near Turkey’s earthquake epicenter says it's been overlooked
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Latvian conference takes on issue of Russia kidnapping Ukrainian children

Latvian conference takes on issue of Russia kidnapping Ukrainian children
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NATO launches largest military exercises since the Cold War

This week, NATO launched its largest military exercise since the Cold War. The military drills are taking place across Germany, Poland and the Baltics and will continue through May. European officials and military leaders have warned that if Russia’s military isn’t stopped in Ukraine, a NATO country could be targeted next.

NATO launches largest military exercises since the Cold War
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Israel says ‘no’ to a 2-state solution

The Biden administration wants Israel and the Palestinians to get serious about restarting a long-stalled plan for a two-state solution. The European Union is saying the same, and so are Arab leaders, along with others across the international community. But Israel’s current government is digging in its heels. 

Israel says ‘no’ to a 2-state solution
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John Malkovich directs epic play 'Leopoldstadt' in Latvia

“Leopoldstadt” is a gripping play about the changing fortunes of a Jewish family in Austria. In 2023, it won a number of Tony Awards, including for best play. Now, a new production of “Leopoldstadt” is being performed in Riga, Latvia. And the choice of director has helped it draw a lot of attention.

John Malkovich directs epic play 'Leopoldstadt' in Latvia
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Israel's War Cabinet is fracturing as pressure mounts to bring hostages home

Ehud Eiran, who was a foreign policy aide to former Prime Minister Ehud Barak and is an assistant professor in international relations at Haifa University in Israel, speaks to The World's host, Carolyn Beeler, about the situation.

Israel's War Cabinet is fracturing as pressure mounts to bring hostages home
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War in Sudan enters 9th month

The fighting between Sudan’s Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces paramilitary militia broke out last April following tensions over integrating the two forces. Those plans were part of an effort to transition Sudan to a civilian-led democracy after years of dictatorship. Now, the country is experiencing one of the worst humanitarian emergencies in the world. The fighting has led more than 7 million people to flee their homes. 

War in Sudan enters 9th month
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This Afghan female fighter fought with US troops. Now, she’s readjusting to life in the US.

Over the course of two years, Sima shares her struggle to make a life in the US in the podcast “Stranger Becomes Neighbor.” The evacuation from Afghanistan is just the beginning of a story that is still developing.

This Afghan female fighter fought with US troops. Now, she’s readjusting to life in the US.
A Palestinian walks through the destruction by the Israeli bombardment in the Nusseirat refugee camp in Gaza Strip, Jan. 16, 2024.

100 days of fighting in Gaza with no end in sight

It's been 100 days since renewed fighting in Gaza between Israel and Hamas began on Oct. 7. The World's host Marco Werman discusses the latest with professor Nathan Brown.

100 days of fighting in Gaza with no end in sight
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China's dominant role in producing hacking bugs

The art of hacking has become stealthier and smarter over the years. Chinese hackers can hide the code they use to infiltrate systems worldwide. These include vulnerabilities that attackers can use to sneak into a computer network. Exploits allow them to start stealing data once they are inside. "Click Here's" Dina Temple-Raston reports on how they can do this.

China's dominant role in producing hacking bugs
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As Israel-Hamas war continues, there are signs of growing sympathy for Hamas in neighboring Jordan 

The war in Gaza has entered its third month. In neighboring Jordan, the suffering in Gaza has led to a rise in an expression of support for Hamas. Many people in Jordan are Palestinians whose ancestors fled or were driven from what is now Israel. Hamas, which has been designated as a terrorist organization by the US, doesn’t have an official representation in Jordan. But some tribal leaders are saying it’s time it did.

As Israel-Hamas war continues, there are signs of growing sympathy for Hamas in neighboring Jordan 
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Christmas is canceled in Bethlehem

Every year, thousands of tourists and Christian pilgrims flock to Bethlehem, the biblical birthplace of Jesus, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. But this year, Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem and across the Middle East will be dramatically toned down.

Christmas is canceled in Bethlehem