Risky Travel and Government to the Rescue

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Is still not clear what Laura Ling and Euna Lee did at the Chinese border with North Korea. We don’t know what three other Americans were up to in remote Kurdistan, but they’re now in custody, accused of illegally crossing into Iran. Such incidents are increasingly common, which means multiple headaches for US diplomats.



  • Philip Wilcox - Foundation for Middle East Peace
  • Evans Revere - former Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy in South Korea
  • Robert Baer - former CIA field officer and author
  • Joel Simon - Executive Director, Committee to Protect Journalists
  • Robert Reid - US Travel Editor, Lonely Planet


Warren Olney