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Chinese leadership takes on an increasingly assertive tone

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Chinese leadership takes on an increasingly assertive tone

With its growing economic might, China is seen as increasingly turning away from the West and its demands for reform. This shift was reflected in some tough talk this weekend by the Chinese premier, as the annual meeting of China's parliament drew to a close. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Michael Kulma, and Deutsche Welle reports.

Posted: March 15, 2010 14:50   Comments: 8
Week in Review: China and the United States

Week In Review

Week in Review: China and the United States

David Andelman, editor of the World Policy Journal, and Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, join us for our weekly roundtable to talk about relations between the United States and China. The two countries have been at odds over trade, Tibet, and Taiwan in recent days.

Posted: February 5, 2010 15:52   Comments: 6
Worldfocus Radio: North Korea’s Economic Catastrophe

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: North Korea’s Economic Catastrophe

Martin Savidge hosts Barbara Demick of the LA Times and Leon Sigal of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project. They discuss North Korea's recent currency devaluation, how the state is closing underground markets, the grim economic reality for the North Korean people and the prospects of U.S. economic engagement with this rogue and isolated nation.

Posted: January 26, 2010 21:46   Comments: 3
India’s leader makes first visit of Obama presidency in DC

Interview

India’s leader makes first visit of Obama presidency in DC

Martin Savidge speaks with Amit Pandya of the Stimson Center, an organization dedicated to promoting international peace and security, about the Indian prime minister's visit to the U.S. Pandya analyzes Manmohan Singh's visit, in light of the fact that this is the first state visit by a foreign leader during Obama's presidency.

Posted: November 23, 2009 16:56   Comments: 3
Africa remains the final frontier for economic growth

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Africa remains the final frontier for economic growth

Ayo Johnson, a Worldfocus contributing blogger, writes about extraction of natural resources in Africa. The piece, excerpted from his blog, Africa Speak International, argues that Chinese investment in Africa has benefited that continent and speaks to Africa's natural strategic importance.

Posted: November 18, 2009 12:07   Comments: 32
U.S. leader faces profound diplomatic challenges in China

Interview

U.S. leader faces profound diplomatic challenges in China

President Obama's visit to China comes amid that country's growing influence as a key player on the global stage. Daljit Dhaliwal talks about China's new role with Jamie Metzl, executive vice president of the Asia Society. He says that China may emerge as a strategic partner.

Posted: November 16, 2009 14:48   Comments: 2
How Chile weathered the global economic downturn

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How Chile weathered the global economic downturn

In this wide-ranging interview, Chilean finance minister Andres Velasco speaks about Chile's privatization of social security, its past and present fiscal policy, and the lessons advisors have learned from economic cycles of the past.

Posted: October 14, 2009 16:06   Comments: 0
In China, Putin inks major deals on energy, high-speed rail

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In China, Putin inks major deals on energy, high-speed rail

CCTV reports on Vladimir Putin's first visit to China since he became prime minister in May 2008. Putin and Chinese premier Wen Jiabao signed $3.5 billion in natural gas and other trade agreements.

Posted: October 13, 2009 14:31   Comments: 2
Obama sticks to the script in renewing Cuba embargo

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Obama sticks to the script in renewing Cuba embargo

President Barack Obama renewed the U.S. embargo with Cuba this week. As usual, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, Latin America is an afterthought in U.S. foreign policy planning.

Posted: September 16, 2009 11:00   Comments: 3
Africa turns to science for help combatting ivory trade

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Africa turns to science for help combatting ivory trade

Despite a long ban, poachers in Africa continue to kill thousands of elephants each year for the money they can make from the tusks. But now, says Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History, scientists are using a sophisticated dating method to fight back.

Posted: July 2, 2009 13:58   Comments: 1
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