A recent poll shows that economic concerns have taken priority above the environment, a response to the economic crisis being faced around the globe.
Following the collapse of the country's banking system, the departure of its coalition government and the arrival of a new prime minister, bloggers in Iceland share their perspectives on the economic and political transitions.
Jeffrey Garten of Yale University discusses stimulus packages around the world and global reactions to "buy American" provisions in President Barack Obama's proposed stimulus plan.
After its coalition government recently collapsed, Iceland was called "the first political casualty of the global credit crisis." What went wrong in Iceland, and is it a cautionary tale for the wider world? Ask your questions for Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show.
Does the U.S. risk falling behind as skilled immigrants and foreign students return to work in their home countries? Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explores the economic, political and social forces driving reverse brain drain. Listen now.
How is reverse brain drain changing the global landscape? Listen to extended interviews with Hanson Li of a China-based investment bank that recruits in the U.S. and Yeniva Sisay, who grew up in the U.S. but returned to her parents' home of Sierra Leone.
Some Americans might not associate business with Nicaragua at all, as Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega first came to power a generation ago with a militant anti-American message. But times change, and Nicaragua is now promoting itself as a business-friendly country.
As several nations gather in Davos, Switzerland, for the 2009 World Economic Forum, others are meeting in Brazil for the World Social Forum. Both forums will focus on the global economy, though the Davos conference centers around policy and the Brazil meeting looks at social need.
Though the U.S. has often been called the "land of opportunity," the country is losing some of its top minds to companies overseas. In a phenomenon known as reverse brain drain, highly skilled immigrants to the U.S. are returning to their home countries.
Does the U.S. risk falling behind as its skilled immigrants and foreign students return to work in their home countries? Next Tuesday, Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show will explore the economic, political and social forces driving reverse brain drain. Ask your questions now.