Pakistan faces the spread of Taliban insurgency, but continues to conceal details about the location of its nuclear facilities. David Sanger of The New York Times explains U.S. concerns about Pakistan's nuclear arsenal.
Archive for May, 2009
As the Sri Lankan government pushes forward into the rebel Tamil Tigers' last stronghold, a Worldfocus contributing blogger and journalist based in Sri Lanka expresses frustration at being prevented from covering the conflict.
U.S. stocks are up, and they are joined by markets in Asia and Europe -- a trend that has occurred almost continuously over the past two months. John Authers, the Financial Times' investment editor, discusses what's behind the market surge as well as positive signs about consumer spending, home refinancing and lending.
Roben Farzad of BusinessWeek discusses the implications of Chrysler's bankruptcy and its partnership with Italian manufacturer Fiat.
Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and Carla Robbins of The New York Times editorial board discuss the week's top stories: The H1N1 flu, the Taliban in Pakistan and Fidel Castro and Cuba.
Sacha Feinman of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting describes how people in Mexico go about hiring a "pollero," or people smuggler, to take them to the U.S., in what has become a big -- and dangerous -- business.