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Middle East: December 2009 Archives

December 31 & January 2: from Jakarta - Washington D.C. - Diego Garcia - London

Marjinal rock is on a roll among the poor of Indonesia. Hear how music and politics spilled into the streets of Jakarta this year.

The big lie that crushed a small people. How the British and the Americans conspired to drive a people from their island paradise.

Iraqi arts. Turns out they're alive and well -- in exile.

And, the mystery of the world's oldest computer. It pre-dates current models by, oohh, about two-thousand years. Wherever did they plug it in?

An encore edition of the best from our past year.

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December 3 & 6: from Cairo - Gobi Desert, Mongolia - Quetta, Pakistan - Baghdad

The fossil thieves of the Gobi Desert. Who's poaching pre-history and stealing Mongolia's past?

A Canadian's account of running with NATO's drug-dealing allies in Afghanistan, where the bad guys are also the good guys.

A quest for relevance in the land of the Pharoahs. Why some Egyptians prefer the past to the present.

And, the Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Good Soldiers. From Iraq, an American memoir of the war that went sideways.

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