Worldfocus.org’s weekly radio show explores rising tensions in South Sudan, the site of a two-decade civil war between the Muslim north and mostly Christian south. As post-war violence mounts and threatens the region's fragile peace, South Sudan may become more deadly than Darfur. Jen Marlowe, Eric Reeves and Sunday Taabu join the conversation.
Archive for June, 2009
On Tuesday, American forces pulled out of Iraqi cities and towns and redeployed to military bases. Even as parades celebrated the milestone, a deadly attack took place in the northern city of Kirkuk. Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution discusses the withdrawal and what it may mean for the future of Iraq.
China and the United States have thus far been able to avoid a train wreck over climate and energy conservation issues, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian, but the real test is still to come.
On Tuesday, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and George Mitchell, the Obama administration's special envoy to the Middle East, met in New York. Israel may be open to a freeze on settlement building. Ghassan Shabaneh of Marymount Manhattan College discusses how Palestinians view the settlement issue.
Every June, gay pride is celebrated across the U.S. Lisa Biagiotti, who recently returned from reporting on HIV/AIDS and homophobia in Jamaica, answers questions about why such gay pride parades do not exist in Jamaica.
Many world leaders, from U.S. President Barack Obama to President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, have called for the reinstatement of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya. Christopher Sabatini of the Council of the Americas discusses what the coup means for the region and the U.S.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner suffered a setback in congressional elections on Sunday, with her Peronist party losing control of both houses. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in Argentina describes the implications of the election results.
On Tuesday, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is set to meet with George Mitchell, President Obama's special envoy to the Middle East, about a freeze on settlement building. Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses the importance of the settlement issue to the peace process.