A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about Japan's plans to deploy members of its Maritime Self-Defense Force to help fight piracy off of the coast of Somalia, arguing that the country has a wider responsibility to the international community.
Archive for January, 2009
Uwe Reinhardt, a leading adviser on health care economics and professor at Princeton University, compares the Canadian and American health care systems and criticizes the U.S. health care culture despite his optimism about the Obama administration.
Watch the show from Tuesday, January 27: Israel and Gaza, Middle East diplomacy, elections in Iraq, Afghanistan, world economy, child support in Britain, severe weather in Europe, LRA seeking redemption, Zimbabwe, health care in Singapore.
Vikram Singh of the Center for a New American Security discusses Secretary Robert Gates' testimony that Afghanistan is the greatest military challenge facing the U.S. but will require more than military strength.
Uganda's anti-government rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army, became notorious for kidnapping children and forcing them to take up their cause. Now, years later, some of those former rebels have returned home to their villages in Uganda, searching for redemption.
Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses President Barack Obama's approach to the Middle East, from broadcasting to the Muslim world that "Americans are not your enemy" to trying to help create a lasting cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza.
Minister of Health Khaw Boon Wan explains Singapore's health care system and compares it to systems in the U.S. and Britain in this extended interview.
According to the World Health Organization, Singapore has one of the best health care systems in the world. The U.S. spends nearly 17 percent of its GDP on health care, while Singapore spends about 4 percent.
Several years after the International Criminal Court was established to prosecute serious war crimes, it is now holding its first trial. Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga is accused of recruiting child soldiers.