This website is no longer actively maintained
Some material and features may be unavailable

Technology

China goes too “dam” far

Nina Hachigian (blog)

China goes too “dam” far

The Chinese authorities announced that the Green Dam program, which would have required Internet filtering software, is being delayed. But Green Dam is just part of a larger crackdown, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian, and Chinese Internet users are fighting back.

Posted: July 1, 2009 10:30   Comments: 0
Two pieces of good news on defense

Nina Hachigian (blog)

Two pieces of good news on defense

Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian comments on the F-22 aircraft and Kyrgyzstan's decision to allow America to continue to use the Manas air base critical to the war in Afghanistan.

Posted: June 25, 2009 16:15   Comments: 0
Iran’s “Twitter Revolution” — myth or reality?

Q&A

Iran’s “Twitter Revolution” — myth or reality?

Social networking sites like Twitter have become important tools of communication as Iran has cracked down on news organizations trying to cover protests over disputed presidential election results. But is Iran really experiencing a "Twitter Revolution?" Social media expert Gaurav Mishra discusses the role of Twitter in the election's aftermath.

Posted: June 18, 2009 19:14   Comments: 11
North Korea threatens to attack if ships searched

Interview (video)

North Korea threatens to attack if ships searched

South Korea is prepared to join with the United States and search North Korean ships suspected of carrying weapons of mass destruction. North Korea responded with new threats. Abraham Denmark of the Center for a New American Security discusses how North Korea and South Korea match up militarily.

Posted: May 27, 2009 12:17   Comments: 6
Japan powerless to halt North Korea’s nuclear program

Perspectives

Japan powerless to halt North Korea’s nuclear program

Following North Korea’s recent nuclear test, a Worldfocus contributing blogger describes Japan’s response and evaluates calls for the country to develop its own nuclear weapons to bolster its defense capabilities.

Posted: May 26, 2009 11:44   Comments: 0
Defiant North Korea conducts second nuclear test

Interview (video)

Defiant North Korea conducts second nuclear test

The nuclear standoff between North Korea and the rest of the world rose to a frightening new level on Monday as North Korea conducted its second test of a nuclear explosive. Charles Armstrong of Columbia University discusses the military and political significance of the nuclear test.

Posted: May 25, 2009 14:41   Comments: 5
Taliban may be armed with American ammunition

Interview (video)

Taliban may be armed with American ammunition

Ammunition that the U.S. provides to allies in the Afghan army may be falling into the hands of Taliban militants. Rick Barton of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses how the Taliban is getting the ammunition and how the U.S. can prevent the diversion of its arms in the future.

Posted: May 20, 2009 14:49   Comments: 1
The good, the bad and the interesting

Pivotal Power: Hachigian

The good, the bad and the interesting

From fuel standards to Indian elections, Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian looks at the good, the bad and the interesting from this week's international news.

Posted: May 19, 2009 14:54   Comments: 4
Bolivia eyes lithium with hopes to transform economy

Signature Video

Bolivia eyes lithium with hopes to transform economy

Bolivia controls nearly half of the world's reserves of lithium, a metal crucial for electric cars and other alternative energy technologies. But who will benefit from this discovery is creating controversy.

Posted: May 13, 2009 12:51   Comments: 2
Thailand’s Skytrain rides high; sets example for Asian transit

Perspectives

Thailand’s Skytrain rides high; sets example for Asian transit

Thailand's Skytrain opened in 1999, in an effort to relieve the country's crowded roads and frequent traffic jams. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that despite continued economic and political troubles, Thailand has worked to improve infrastructure and its mass transit system sets an example for neighboring Asian countries.

Posted: May 11, 2009 11:28   Comments: 2
Page 10 of 16« First...89101112...Last »

Produced by Creative News Group LLC     ©2017 WNET.ORG     All rights reserved

Distributed by American Public Television