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Archive for January, 2009
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.
Middle East strategy expert Jon Alterman discusses George Mitchell's efforts to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict.
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.
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.
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.
Joseph Cirincione, an expert on nuclear weapons policy, discusses the threat of nuclear weapons facing the Obama administration.
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.