Jesse Jackson and Brad Blakeman

As the US prepares for mid-term elections that will decide who will control Congress, the popularity of the Democratic party and Barack Obama, the US president, is falling fast. So what happened to Obama's promise of change? The civil rights activist, Reverend Jesse Jackson explains.

Republican strategist, Brad Blakeman, was one of George Bush's senior members of staff during his presidency. He joins Sir David from Washington to discuss the impact of the Tea Party on the mid-term elections.

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Dennis Macshane

As France and Germany call for changes to the European Treaty that they hope will prevent further financial crises in the Eurozone, the UK's former Europe minister joins Sir David to talk about the future of Europe.

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Fatima Bhutto and Nayantara Sahgal

Nayantara Sahgal and Fatima Bhutto were in London for the Twin Dynasties event at the DSC South Asian Literature Festival. This was the first time that members of these two great political dynasties have met on a literary stage. Click here for more.

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Julia Sweig and C J Chivers

Argentina is in mourning following the sudden death of Néstor Kirchner, the former president and husband of the current president, Christina Kirchner. Julia Sweig, the director for Latin American Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations joins Sir David from Washington to discuss the impact of his death on the future of Argentina and to talk about her recent meeting with Fidel Castro.

The New York Times reporter, C J Chivers, joins Sir David from Rhode Island to talk about his new book, The Gun, which tells the story of the AK-47 and its immeasurable impact on armed conflict in the 20th Century.

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This episode of Frost over the World aired from Friday, October 29, 2010.

Source: Al Jazeera