This website is no longer actively maintained
Some material and features may be unavailable

Archive for January, 2009

Japan to deploy ships to fight piracy in Somalia

Perspectives

Japan to deploy ships to fight piracy in Somalia

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.

Posted: January 28, 2009 12:41   Comments: 0
How the U.S. measures up to Canada’s health care system

Extended Interview

How the U.S. measures up to Canada’s health care system

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.

Posted: January 28, 2009 10:37   Comments: 24
Tune in: Online radio show on Cuba and the U.S.

Worldfocus Radio

Tune in: Online radio show on Cuba and the U.S.

Worldfocus.org's radio show looks back to the roots of U.S.-Cuban relations and forward to the potentially changing relations under President Barack Obama.

Posted: January 28, 2009 09:41   Comments: 6
Full Show: January 27, 2009

Watch the Show

Full Show: January 27, 2009

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.

Posted: January 27, 2009 17:44   Comments: 0
Afghanistan tops U.S. list of military challenges

Video

Afghanistan tops U.S. list of military challenges

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.

Posted: January 27, 2009 17:25   Comments: 3
Rebels return to Uganda to beg forgiveness

Video

Rebels return to Uganda to beg forgiveness

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.

Posted: January 27, 2009 17:12   Comments: 0
Obama expands communication with Middle East

Video

Obama expands communication with Middle East

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.

Posted: January 27, 2009 16:13   Comments: 20
The fundamentals of Singapore’s health care system

Extended Interview

The fundamentals of Singapore’s health care system

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.

Posted: January 27, 2009 15:57   Comments: 1
Singapore’s health system saves money and lives

Signature Video

Singapore’s health system saves money and lives

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.

Posted: January 27, 2009 15:50   Comments: 11
First trial brings Congolese warlord to The Hague

Blogwatch / Video

First trial brings Congolese warlord to The Hague

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.

Posted: January 27, 2009 13:42   Comments: 0

Produced by Creative News Group LLC     ©2019 WNET.ORG     All rights reserved

Distributed by American Public Television