Watch the show from Tuesday, February 10: Israeli elections, Iran's anniversary, Australian fires, and immigrants to Mexico.
Archive for February, 2009
Alon Ben-Meir of New York University discusses the preliminary results of Israel's national elections and what they will mean for Israel's relations with its Arab neighbors and for the Obama administration's efforts to negotiate a peace deal in the region.
For years now, immigration into the United States from Mexico has been a huge issue in American politics. But Mexico is facing similar problems on its southern border, as Central Americans in search of higher-paying work pour into the country.
Venture to the first stop on the train line in Chiapas, Mexico, and meet several Central American immigrants heading north to the U.S.
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about Japan-U.S. relations and Hillary Clinton's upcoming visit to Japan. The abductions of Japanese citizens by North Korea decades ago continue to impact the U.S.-Japan alliance.
Eric Rosand of the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation discusses how President Barack Obama's approach to counterterrorism will differ from that of the previous administration and the major terror threats that the U.S. faces.
China has declared a drought emergency and plans to provide nearly $13 billion in relief money, primarily to aid suffering wheat-growing regions. More than 4 million people face water shortages in the worst drought in 50 years.
One Israeli company is not just promoting the use of electric cars but designing an entire system to service them, with battery charging stations. Many countries are expressing great interest.
Geneive Abdo of the Century Foundation discusses Mohammed Khatami, the moderate reform candidate who will challenge Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the future of Iran-U.S. relations.