Today's Woman interviews artist Shahla Arbabi.
News & Views: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Tuesday to support reconcilation efforts in both the capital and the ethnically tense northern oil city of Kirkuk. Rice flew into Kirkuk to back UN efforts to ease tensions between the city's divided Arab, Kurdish and Turkmen communities in the face of longstanding Kurdish demands for it to be incorporated in their northern autonomous region. The Naval Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Iran started the second stage of the maritime war games in the Persian Gulf waters Tuesday. Iran expects its first nuclear power plant will produce electricity at full capacity in around a year after passing a "critical stage" with the delivery of fuel from Russia, a top official said. An interview with Professor John Garver, Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech. He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals China Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary China, and the Journal of American-East Asian Relations, and a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations. He will discuss China-Iran relations. A Pentagon report will accuse Iran of continuing to funnel weapons and training personnel into Iraq, adding fuel to a heated debate among U.S. policy makers about whether Iran deserves any credit for the steep declines in Iraq's once-unrelenting violence.
Roundtable hosts the Director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni on the NIH's mission and role in funding biomedical research in America.
Late Edition reports on efforts to combat Al-Qaeda's ideology in Iraq.
NewsTalk hosts contributors Rob Sobhani and Nasser Mohammadi to discuss the Pentagon report on Iran's involvement in Iraq, President Bush's reaction to Russia's assistance in providing enriched uranium to Iran and recent labor strikes around Iran.