- Newsmaker: Turkey and US Moving toward Agreement on Military Bases
Deputy Secretary of State Paul Wolfowitz says the US is looking to upgrade NATO bases in Turkey, which could be crucial to a possible war on Iraq, but Turkey has issued conflicting statements. Serhat G-ven- professor of international relations at Istanbul-s Bilgi University, elaborates on the apparently contradictory statements.
- Reporters Notebook: Powell to Colombia at it Assumes Presidency of Security Council
For 38 years, Colombia has been plagued by drug traffic and fighting between leftist rebels and right-wing paramilitary forces. Now its president, Alvaro Uribe, wants the US to help him crack down. Secretary of State Colin Powell is making his first official visit to that country, just as it prepares to assume the presidency of the UN Security Council. Linda Robinson, of US News and World Report, has more on what to expect from the meeting.
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