ISIS launches a deadly coordinated attack against government-held areas in Ramadi, a city in western Iraq. Iran’s supreme leader criticizes the letter sent by U.S. Republican senators about the Obama administration’s ongoing nuclear negotiations with Tehran. Just days before Israel’s general elections, Prime Minister Netanyahu slips in the polls. The daughter of a slain Russian opposition leader accuses President Putin of being “politically responsible” for the murder. And Venezuelan lawmakers take up President Maduro’s request to expand his authority in response to new U.S. sanctions. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week’s top international news stories.
- Tom Gjelten Covered national security and international affairs for NPR for many years and is now launching a new beat covering region and belief.
- Nancy Youssef Senior defense and national security correspondent, The Daily Beast.
- James Kitfield Contributing editor, National Journal, Atlantic Media's Defense One and the National Interest; senior fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress.