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Pakistan launches offensive against encroaching Taliban

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Pakistan launches offensive against encroaching Taliban

This week, Pakistan's military went on the offensive against the Taliban and recaptured a key town in the strategic Buner district, just 60 miles from Islamabad. Walter Russell Mead of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the situation in Pakistan and what the administration's next steps should be.

Posted: April 29, 2009 12:52   Comments: 0
In first 100 days, Obama changes tone toward Middle East

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In first 100 days, Obama changes tone toward Middle East

Wednesday marks Barack Obama's 100th day in office. Worldfocus contributing blogger Juan Cole takes a look at how the president has fared in the Middle East, where Obama has attempted to change the tone of U.S. foreign policy -- but not necessarily the substance.

Posted: April 29, 2009 09:47   Comments: 0
Tune in: Online radio show on the business of Iraq

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Tune in: Online radio show on the business of Iraq

Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the state of the Iraqi economy, from small shoe shops to large oil corporations. Ali Alnaemi, Eric Davis and Robert Looney joined the conversation.

Posted: April 28, 2009 19:24   Comments: 0
Lebanese youth debate secularism and sectarianism

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Lebanese youth debate secularism and sectarianism

Students at the American University of Beirut explain what it means to be secular in a country divided by sectarianism.

Posted: April 28, 2009 19:13   Comments: 4
Full Show: April 28, 2009

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Full Show: April 28, 2009

Watch the show from Tuesday, April 28: Swine flu, a British terror trial, democracy at school in Lebanon and cell phones for the Brazilian government.

Posted: April 28, 2009 16:49   Comments: 0
Beirut’s American University preaches tolerance, democracy

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Beirut’s American University preaches tolerance, democracy

The American University of Beirut is an oasis in the Middle East, a place where diversity of opinion and freedom of thought is not only tolerated, but encouraged.

Posted: April 28, 2009 16:16   Comments: 3
Countries tighten borders as swine flu epidemic spreads

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Countries tighten borders as swine flu epidemic spreads

On Monday, in reponse to a growing swine flu epidemic, the World Health Organization raised the pandemic alert level from three to four. Beyond Mexico, the United States and five other countries were dealing with confirmed cases of the flu. Martin Blaser of the New York University School of Medicine discusses the scope of the outbreak and how world governments are responding.

Posted: April 28, 2009 15:16   Comments: 0
Colombia may play host to relocated U.S. military hub

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Colombia may play host to relocated U.S. military hub

After Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa decided not to renew an agreement allowing the U.S. to use an air base in Ecuador, speculation has swirled as to where in the region the U.S. will move. Reportedly, the military is considering moving its operations to Colombia -- but as a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes, Colombia may not welcome the U.S. with open arms.

Posted: April 28, 2009 12:27   Comments: 0
Shiite identity sustains Hezbollah power in Lebanon

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Shiite identity sustains Hezbollah power in Lebanon

Worldfocus correspondent Kristen Gillespie interviews a former United Nations advisor in Lebanon and discusses the development of Hezbollah and its place in Shiite Lebanese society.

Posted: April 28, 2009 09:19   Comments: 0
Full Show: April 27, 2009

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Full Show: April 27, 2009

Watch the show from Monday, April 27: Swine flu across the globe, elections in Lebanon, China and Taiwan trade talks, Pakistan offensive against Taliban and baseball in the Dominican Republic.

Posted: April 27, 2009 18:12   Comments: 3
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