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The U.S. government shutdown is highlighting the debate that needs to be held over the debt ceiling.
Jonathan Mann spoke to chief economist at Mesirow Financial Diane Swonk about how the economic shock of a U.S. default could ripple around the world.
The U.S. Government shutdown is in full effect and has left 800,000 federal workers on unpaid leave, but hitting the debt ceiling and defaulting has become the main worry for economists and politicians in the U.S. and across the world.
CNN's Max Foster speaks with former Labor Secretary Robert Reich about the impact of the U.S. defaulting on its debts and what the worst case scenario could be for Barack Obama.
Former U.S deputy assistant secretary for Iran, John Limbert talks to Max about Iran President Hassan Rouhani's address at the UN General Assembly.
The current dilemma the international community has been facing with Syria has often been compared to the situation with Iraq in 2003, but how similar are they really?
Saddam Hussein's Iraq was accused of having large stockpiles of weapons, as is Bashar al-Assad's Syria. In 2003, the U.S and it's allies didn't wait to see the findings of the U.N weapons inspectors and decided to take military action in Iraq. Today, the international community is faced with the task of removing the chemical weapons from Syria with possible cooperation from Bashar al-Assad.
In this interview, Becky talks to former U.N chief weapons inspector Hans Blix, a man who was very sceptical of the U.S's role in Iraq in 2003, and gets his take on the latest diplomatic developments.
It has been 12 years since thousands lost their lives in the gravest act of terrorism to occur on American soil. There is no doubt that the attacks on September 11, 2001 have had a lasting impact on American foreign policy, especially with the consequent launch of the global "War on Terror".
From the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden, the U.S has not given up on its commitment to fight terrorism globally. But as the tensions in Syria heightened this past month, a new debate has emerged about the scale and nature of America's role in the world.
In this debate, Becky talks to former U.S Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and prominent American political scientist Joseph Nye about American foreign policy since 9/11, and what the future may bring.