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Archive for April, 2009
U.S. officials say North Korea appears to be on track for a rocket launch that could take place as early as this Saturday. Although North Korea says the rocket will launch a satellite, South Korea, Japan and the United States think the North Koreans are planning a test of long-range missile technology.
Recently, air raid sirens marked the 10th anniversary of NATO's 1999 bombing of Serbia in response to the country's crackdown on Kosovo. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the lasting repercussions of the war.
A documentary portraying miserable and unhygienic conditions in Zimbabwe’s jails has prompted the Zimbabwean government to request aid to manage their prison system.
Martin Wolf of the Financial Times of London discusses whether the measures announced by the G-20 leaders in London will have a real impact on the global economic crisis.
After President Barack Obama met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and both agreed to reduce nuclear arsenals, a Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses the broader implications of "resetting" relations with Russia.
As U.S. President Barack Obama prepares for the G-20 economic summit and offers assurances that differences between world leaders are exaggerated, a Worldfocus contributing blogger argues that member states' interests are too divergent to find an economic fix, and that the G-20 is not a representative international body.
Reginald Dale, a senior fellow in the Europe program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses the divide over regulation between France and Germany and the UK and U.S. and whether Russia will respond to President Obama's pledge to "reset" the relationship with Russia.