In the U.S., Vietnam has been largely out of public view in the three decades since the war. But during that time, Vietnam has gone through remarkable changes, and is now on the road to becoming an economic powerhouse.
Archive for January, 2009
The OECD warns that what had been some of the world's strongest economies -- China, Russia and Germany -- are now deteriorating the most quickly. Marcus Mabry of The New York Times discusses how this will impact the U.S.
Political freedoms declined around the world in 2008 for the third year in a row, according to a report released on Tuesday by the human rights group Freedom House.
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about China's 45 billion yuan plan to expand its media outlets and improve its image in international news coverage, assessing the likelihood of its success.
Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge hosts a webcasted radio show to discuss the historical roots of the current war in Gaza and the Israeli-Hamas conflict. Listen here.
Daniel Yergin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power," discusses the future of oil prices, which dropped on Monday.
As President-elect Obama meets with Mexican leader Felipe Calderón, Carol Wise of the University of Southern California discusses how the incoming Obama administration can work to combat escalating drug violence in Mexico, which has impacted the U.S.