Fourteen months in Iraq Iraqi-American Abbas Mehdi is back in Minnesota after spending 14 months helping rebuild his country's economy.11:00 a.m.
Abbas Mehdi: Professor of sociology at St. Cloud State University. During his time in Iraq, Mehdi served as a senior advisor to the U.S. Agency for International Development and with the Iraqi government as chairman of the Iraqi National Investment Commission.
From Cold War to Cold Peace When the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990s, there was a chance for cooperation where there had once been conflict. But 18 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, relations between Washington and Moscow are once again icy.12:00 p.m.