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Frida Ghitis

Frida Ghitis writes about world affairs for a variety of publications, including the Miami Herald, CNN.com, World Politics Review and others. She started her career at CNN, where she was a unit manager, producer and correspondent as part of the network's coverage of major international breaking news.

During and after her time at CNN she has traveled the world, working in Iraq, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, India Cuba, Brazil, Kosovo, Bosnia, Somalia -- altogether more than 60 countries in all corners of the world. She is the author of "The End of Revolution: a Changing World in the Age of Live Television." Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, and scores of publications in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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Israel stages disaster drills — in case the thinkable happens

 
An actor portrays a wounded victim in an Israeli disaster drill.

Few countries stage more frequent, more realistic and more wide-ranging emergency-preparedness drills than Israel, a place where yet another war or more terrorist attacks are all but certain.