As Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso heads to Washington, a Worldfocus contributing blogger argues that the U.S.-Japan alliance is seeing rebirth and that the U.S. has stepped up its expectations of Japan.
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Cheng Li of the Brookings Institution discusses U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's talks with China and whether American-Chinese relations are at a turning point.
In recent years, men from Taiwan left behind families to look for work on the Chinese mainland. Now, as the economic crisis deepens, writes a Worldfocus contributing blogger, these men are headed back to Taiwan with empty pockets.
Dan Rather of "Dan Rather Reports" and Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine discuss the week's top stories: Shock waves in the global economy, the controversial peace plan between Pakistan and Taliban militants and more American troops headed to Afghanistan.
Roben Farzad of BusinessWeek magazine discusses the U.S. stimulus package and the steady decline of world markets, particularly in Europe.
A lot of chatter has surrounded China's interests in Africa. Worldfocus.org’s weekly radio show examined the roots of the China-Africa relationship dating back 50 years. Tune in now.
Steven Schrage of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses how the global economic downturn can lead to unrest and instability around the world, which in turn could impact the international community and U.S. security concerns.
The sprawling city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is known for real estate, finance and trade. But now, with the slumping economy, many foreigners who worked in Dubai are being laid off and thousands are leaving.
Iceland has been 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? Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explores Iceland's economic collapse and the country's future. Listen now.
Roben Farzad of BusinessWeek magazine discusses when and how the global economic downturn will bottom out, economic lessons from history and why countries like India and Brazil are faring relatively well compared to the U.S.