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  • "Inside Iran"

    Just before Iran's presidential elections, NBC News goes inside the country and takes an in-depth look at the lives of its young people. The report reveals "an Iran unknown to most Americans." It's a place where hostility toward the West is low and the acceptance of differences is high.
  • Crossroads of Crime

    "In a two part series, Trish Regan investigated counterfeiting (Part I) and terrorist fundraising (Part II) in the wild-west jungle town of Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. Although Ciudad del Este is largely unknown to Americans, intelligence officers regard the region as a lawless frontier, which is perhaps the most dangerous place in the Western Hemisphere. Located deep in the heart of South America and known as the tri-border region because it borders Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, Ciudad del Este has become a safe haven for counterfeiters and terrorist organizations."
  • The Guns of Opa-Locka: How US Dealers Arm the World

    The Center for Investigative Reporting reveals "how terrorists can manipulate lax US gun laws in order to buy guns in the United States both for use within this country and for export to conflicts overseas." The center "uncovered numerous cases of groups on the US terrorist watch list -- such as the FARC and ELN guerilla movements in Colombia, the IRA of Ireland and the Hezbollah of Lebanon -- buying guns in the United States and illegally shipping them to their home countries to fuel the conflicts there." The story was released November 14 and published December 2 in The Nation.
  • Louis Freeh's Last Case

    The New Yorker profiles former F.B.I. director Louis Freeh and document his struggle to solve his last case, the terrorist bombing of an army base in Saudi Arabia. Freeh's career was studded with conflicts over keeping the F.B.I. and the White House as far apart as possible. Still, the bombing case haunted him and he worked for years to get the Saudis to cooperate, to get the administration to pursue indictments even if it complicated politics with Saudi Arabia and Iran. Freeh saw himself as a policeman, politics being completely secondary to justice. For an F.B.I. director this approach did not always work.
  • The Secret Life of an American Spy

    Regardie's examines who William Buckley was and why his life ended as a hostage in Beirut; critiques the CIA, and particularly William Casey, for sending Buckley on an ill-conceived assignment.