Watch the show from Friday, July 31: A deadly day in Iraq, family planning in China, assisted suicide in Britain, music from the pope and the week in review.
Archive for July, 2009
For U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians, this has been one of the least deadly months since the war in Iraq began six years ago. But on Friday, a series of bombs exploded near five Shiite mosques in Baghdad, killing at least 29 people. Michael Wahid Hanna of the Century Foundation discusses the attacks and U.S. troop withdrawals.
Susan Chira of The New York Times and Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine discuss the week’s top stories: Continuing turbulence in Iran and this week's U.S. talks with both Israel and China.
In recent months, Greenland has taken steps towards self-rule. Cultural identity is also highly important to Greenlanders, and Jason George of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting writes that the traditional Greenlandic language has become a symbol for national pride.
In Arizona, an eight-year-old girl -- an immigrant from Liberia -- was allegedly raped by four Liberian boys two weeks ago. It caused outrage in the U.S. and far beyond. Tania Bernath of Amnesty International discusses efforts to combat rape and sexual violence in Liberia and other post-conflict countries.
In Iran on Thursday, a memorial for victims of the violence that followed last month's disputed elections turned into another day of protest by thousands of people. Afshin Molavi of the New America Foundation discusses the demonstrations and ongoing political turmoil.
The need in Haiti -- where suffering goes along chronically, untreated and ignored -- requires new thinking and global commitment to change, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner. The U.S. must step up to the plate.
As Pakistan reels from both the global financial crisis and the Taliban-led insurgency, many young Pakistanis are looking for a brighter future abroad. Worldfocus contributing blogger Faisal Kapadia in Karachi describes the bleak mindset of Pakistan's next generation.