The world reacts to the U.S. rescue plan
Brad Setser discusses the international credit crisis as the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to vote on the $700 billion rescue plan.
Posted: September 29, 2008 01:26
Myanmar releases several prisoners on protest anniversary
As Burmese people remember last year's protests, the Myanmar government has released several political prisoners.
Posted: September 26, 2008 14:48
Fighting corruption in Jordan by Danish example
A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses measures to fight corruption in Jordan based on success in Denmark.
Posted: September 26, 2008 10:59
France urges stricter regulation of European markets
David Braunschvig of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the role of French and German leaders on imposing stricter European market regulation.
Posted: September 26, 2008 10:29
China maps out long-term space plan
Giles Alston discusses the significance of China's recent space launch to both the country and the world.
Posted: September 26, 2008 10:08
Blogwatch / Audio
China launches first space walk mission
China has launched its first space walk mission and continues to expand its space program.
Posted: September 25, 2008 18:37
Violence surges in Somalia
After several days of intense fighting between Islamist insurgents and African Union peacekeepers, about a dozen civilians have died and thousands of Somalis have fled Mogadishu.
Posted: September 25, 2008 16:29
Indonesians battle over anti-pornography bill
A Worldfocus contributing blogger examines reactions to a proposed anti-pornography bill in Indonesia and the role of Islam in the country.
Posted: September 25, 2008 11:12
American food spoils Mediterranean diet
The salubrious "Mediterranean diet" is on the decline as American fast food culture spreads throughout Greece.
Posted: September 25, 2008 10:11
Financial crisis impacts developing countries
Oil prices rose again in world markets as investors pump money back into commodities. Fears of inflation continue to swirl around the proposed $700 billion bailout of American financial companies.
Posted: September 24, 2008 16:44