THE QUESTION

What story, event or trend has been most striking in your part of the world this week. Why? Does it have any significance beyond your borders?
Posted by Fareed Zakaria on October 21, 2006 5:10 PM

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Soli Ozel teaches at Istanbul Bilgi University's Department of International Relations and Political Science. He is a columnist for the national daily Sabah and is senior advisor to the chairman of theTurkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association. He is the editor of TUSIAD's magazine Private View and the editor of the Turkish edition of Foreign Policy a journal published by the Carnegie Endowment in the USA.

Pamuk Wins, Turkey Loses

Istanbul, Turkey - The most important story in Turkey over the past two weeks was Orhan Pamuk winning the Nobel Prize for literature. The announcement came an hour after the French National Assembly passed a resolution making it a criminal...

Soli Ozel Istanbul, Turkey | 27 COMMENTS
Oct 24, 2006 at 5:43 PM
Yossi Melman is a senior commentator for the Israeli daily Haaretz. He specializes in intelligence, security, terrorism and strategic issues. An author of seven books on these topics, his most recent book, The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the State of Iran was published recently by Carroll & Graf.

Sex Scandal Rattles Israel

Yossi Melman Tel Aviv, Israel | 59 COMMENTS
Kyoko Altman has worked as a correspondent and anchor for CNN and CNBC, and as a news-magazine reporter for Japan's top-ranked news program 'News Station' on TV Asahi. She has covered more than twenty countries.

Beijing Cracks Down in Shanghai

Kyoko Altman Hong Kong, China | 3 COMMENTS
Gustavo Gorriti Is and award-winning Peruvian journalist based in Lima. He covered Peru's internal war, drug trafficking and corruption. He is the author, among other books, of The Shining Path: A History of the Millenarian War in Peru. He was Associate Director of Panama's La Prensa, Co-Director of Peru's La Republica and is currently a columnist for Caretas, Peru's leading newsmagazine.

The Men Who Stand With Chavez

Gustavo Gorriti Lima, Peru | 13 COMMENTS
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