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  • The Global Epidemic the U.S. Forgot

    Like a brush fire, The HIV/AIDS epidemic has spread across the world over the last 30 years, picking up steam in certain areas and losing steam in others. Why?

    While rates of infection in Western nations have gone down, there has been an explosion of cases in sub-Saharan Africa, India, China and parts of Russia.

    In this two week Around the World special, Christiane Amanpour takes an in depth look at the illness that has defined an era, a disease that strikes fear in all of us.

    This week we speak with Craig Timberg, Author of "Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS epidemic and how the World Can Finally Overcome It". In this intriguing book Timberg and co-author Daniel Halperin challenge many of the established believes held by the international health community on what works and what doesn't in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

    In the book, Timberg and Halperin question, among other things, the effectiveness of condoms in preventing the spread of the disease, and the potentially negative

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  • Can U.S. Derail Iran’s Nuke Ambitions?

    With the eyes of the world, and particularly those of Israel and the U.S., focused on Iran's nuclear ambitions, Christiane Amanpour speaks with David Albright, the President and Founder of the non-governmental Institute for Science and International Security.

    "Right now their position is 'we've never worked on nuclear weapons, we've never had a nuclear weapons program,'" says a suspicious Mr. Albright, "unfortunately the history of proliferation is just littered with countries lying about their intentions."

    This has made Israel increasingly suspicious of Iran's intentions. According to Alright, Israel is convinced that Iran is stalling until they can develop a nuclear weapon, which has lead to concerns that Israeli might attack Iran. "Israel's become very unpredictable and its made it very unclear what would cause it to strike Iran."

    Mr. Albright is hopeful that the mechanisms are in place for a solution between the nations, but is unsure if there is enough political will on both

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  • Memoirs of Fallen Journalist Anthony Shadid

    Before Anthony Shadid died of a severe Asthma attack while fleeing Syria on horseback in February, he had just finished a memoir called, "House of Stone."

    The book is a contrast to the "life of guns and misery" he had carved out for himself as a journalist, courageously embedding himself in hostile war zones, as he was doing in Syria in February.

    Wearing the black and white scarf that her husband wore when he died, Anthony Shadid's widow Nada Bakri sat down with Christiane Amanpour to discuss her husband's book, which he told her was the most important thing he had ever done as a writer.

    To Shadid, fixing up the ancient estate built by his great-grandfather, far from where he grew up in Oklahoma, was about "finding love, finding peace".

    Now Ms. Bakri will look for peace in the House of Stone. "I do have the house and Anthony is there."

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