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Archive for January, 2009

Q&A: Reverse brain drain and the U.S. economy

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Q&A: Reverse brain drain and the U.S. economy

Does the U.S. risk falling behind as its skilled immigrants and foreign students return to work in their home countries? Next Tuesday, Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show will explore the economic, political and social forces driving reverse brain drain. Ask your questions now.

Posted: January 29, 2009 17:13   Comments: 0
More troops in Afghanistan could destabilize Pakistan

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More troops in Afghanistan could destabilize Pakistan

Parag Khanna of the New America Foundation discusses how a troop increase in Afghanistan might impact Pakistan and U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke's future in the region.

Posted: January 29, 2009 16:38   Comments: 2
U.S. envoy travels to Middle East to begin peace process

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U.S. envoy travels to Middle East to begin peace process

Middle East strategy expert Jon Alterman discusses George Mitchell's efforts to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Posted: January 29, 2009 16:34   Comments: 7
Canada’s free health care comes with long lines

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Canada’s free health care comes with long lines

Though Canada's universal health care model has effectively cut administrative costs, the system comes with flaws -- long lines have sent some Canadians to private clinics.

Posted: January 29, 2009 13:29   Comments: 15
Political riots and deaths follow cyclone in Madagascar

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Political riots and deaths follow cyclone in Madagascar

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about anti-government violence in Madagascar, which has killed nearly 40 people, and argues that the country's political upheaval deserves more extensive coverage.

Posted: January 29, 2009 11:25   Comments: 0
Sri Lankan government corners rebel Tamil Tigers

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Sri Lankan government corners rebel Tamil Tigers

The Sri Lankan government's offensive against the Tamil Tigers may be close to an end, as the primary rebel base has been captured -- but both the rebels and the government face questions about the humanitarian consequences of their fighting.

Posted: January 28, 2009 19:06   Comments: 2
Full Show: January 28, 2009

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Full Show: January 28, 2009

Watch the show from Wednesday, January 28: Middle East relations, nuclear weapons, Russian missile shield, Russian economy, Iceland crisis, social unrest, Canadian health care, Catholic Pope, religion in Russia.

Posted: January 28, 2009 17:54   Comments: 0
Plunging economies lead to rising social unrest

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Plunging economies lead to rising social unrest

Michele Wucker of the World Policy Institute discusses the social and political fallout from the economic crisis. Riots and protests have occurred across the world, leading to concern that the economic slide is going to lead to much more unrest.

Posted: January 28, 2009 16:45   Comments: 1
Obama administration faces nuclear weapons challenge

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Obama administration faces nuclear weapons challenge

Joseph Cirincione, an expert on nuclear weapons policy, discusses the threat of nuclear weapons facing the Obama administration.

Posted: January 28, 2009 14:34   Comments: 1
Canada’s hospitals cut the paperwork, emphasize care

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Canada’s hospitals cut the paperwork, emphasize care

Canada has worked to cut administrative costs attached to medical care. Now, basic health care is universal and, in most parts of the country, free -- and remarkably little paperwork is involved.

Posted: January 28, 2009 14:27   Comments: 10

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