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  • Post-Apocalypse Japan: 8 Months Later

    It's been less than a year since a magnitude nine earthquake struck Japan and unleashed a massive tsunami out of the Pacific Ocean, killing 15,836 people and causing the most devastating nuclear meltdown since Chernobyl.

    A month after the tragic earthquake, with roads still impassible and clouds of black smoke coming from the reactor, Christiane Amanpour was in Japan on a helicopter above Sendai to witness the destruction first hand. High above the freshly devastated region, she found shredded homes, flattened trees and overturned boats.

    It's been 8 months since her visit and Japan has worked hard to dig themselves out and move forward, but what does it look like on the ground today?

    On Saturday, reporters were allowed to visit the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant for the first time, a positive sign that the reactors have finally stabilized. However, the road to recovery will be long and expensive. The cost for rebuilding is estimated to be over $122 million and the Japanese

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  • Iran & The Bomb: What’s Next?

    Questions about Iran's nuclear program have been swirling for years causing fear in the west that they are secretly preparing to build a nuclear warhead.

    Iran has steadfastly maintained that their nuclear ambitions are only for the purpose of energy production, and that they have no plans to enrich uranium for the production of nuclear weapons.

    However, a new IAEA 25-page report, a decade in the making, says there is credible evidence to make a case that "Iran has carried out activities relevant to the development of a nuclear device."

    This is some of the most damning evidence ever released about Iran's nuclear interest, but Iran has blasted the report, calling it politically motivated by the west, and an excuse to carry out military action against Iran.

    While the report does not claim that Iran has the technology to produce a nuclear weapon yet, it does site evidence that Iran "had been provided with nuclear explosive design information" as well as computer modeling of nuclear

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  • America’s Greatest Threat: The Haqqani

    This week, Christiane Amanpour looks deeper into the Haqqani terror network, an organization that some experts say is the "glue" that binds the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. While the Taliban and Al-Qaeda have dominated the headlines over the last ten years, the Haqqani's have become a politically influential and dangerous presence within Pakistan and on the border of Afghanistan

    They are a family run organization that operates like the mafia. Lead by Jalauddin Haqqani, they control the border region of North Waziristan, between Afghanistan and Pakistan and are thought to have deep influence with the Pakistani intelligence agency, ISI. Well funded with deep fundraising ties within the United Arab Emirates, they have the resources to maintain influence and carry out terror attacks. Their trademark is the use of suicide bombing; their most recent attack in Kabul killed 13 Americans.

    Christiane sits down with Vali Nasr, who is a Professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School of Law

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