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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014
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(Baghdad: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(New York: Randi Kaye) What happens to a nation after a dictator falls examined; details given about the situations in Libya, Egypt and Iraq; scenes shown of the captures of Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. [National security analyst Robert BAER†- says order does not follow as in Libya: civil war followed.]

(Baghdad: Anderson Cooper; studio: Fareed Zakaria) The failed attempts at democracy after a dictator falls in the Middle East with Islamist groups falling into the vacuum, how the US reinforced sectarian identities, what Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki did to reveal he is a sectarian thug, the influence of Iran, how this is the moment of maximum American leverage discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi;
Zakaria, Fareed

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