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Archive for May, 2009

Obama nominates first Hispanic Supreme Court justice

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Obama nominates first Hispanic Supreme Court justice

President Barack Obama announced his choice for the Supreme Court on Tuesday -- Sonia Sotomayor, a federal appeals court judge from New York whose parents came from Puerto Rico. Christopher Sabatini of the Council of the Americas discusses how the story is playing in Latin America.

Posted: May 26, 2009 11:01   Comments: 2
Russia’s plan for military reform runs into hurdles

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Russia’s plan for military reform runs into hurdles

Russian President Vladimir Medvedev has begun a massive reform of the country's military, with plans to cut Russia's officer corps from 355,000 to 150,000. While some say reforms will strengthen the military, critics say they will hasten its decline.

Posted: May 26, 2009 10:25   Comments: 1
Baby steps as U.S. invites Cuba to resume talks

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Baby steps as U.S. invites Cuba to resume talks

Last week, the U.S. told the Cuban government it wants to resume twice-yearly talks with Cuba about migration issues. Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner writes that in the case of Cuba, timing is everything.

Posted: May 26, 2009 09:38   Comments: 0
Full Show: May 25, 2009

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Full Show: May 25, 2009

Watch the show from Monday, May 25: North Korea's nuclear test, the threat from neighboring Iran, working in India's sewers and "lung scrubbing" in Britain.

Posted: May 25, 2009 16:10   Comments: 0
Defiant North Korea conducts second nuclear test

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Defiant North Korea conducts second nuclear test

The nuclear standoff between North Korea and the rest of the world rose to a frightening new level on Monday as North Korea conducted its second test of a nuclear explosive. Charles Armstrong of Columbia University discusses the military and political significance of the nuclear test.

Posted: May 25, 2009 14:41   Comments: 5
Good China coverage at the Guardian

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Good China coverage at the Guardian

Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian writes about China's promise and problems, reflected in the thoughts of one farmer.

Posted: May 25, 2009 13:20   Comments: 4
Latvian farmers weather economic storm

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Latvian farmers weather economic storm

Kristina Rizga of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting writes about how farmers are coping with the difficult economic times in Latvia, where the economy is expected to contract by 16.5 percent this year.

Posted: May 25, 2009 12:08   Comments: 2
Iran hosts trilateral summit with Afghanistan, Pakistan

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Iran hosts trilateral summit with Afghanistan, Pakistan

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari met on Sunday to discuss their nations' potential cooperation on a wide range of issues, from drug trafficking to militant insurgencies. Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute discusses the summit.

Posted: May 25, 2009 11:12   Comments: 2
Obama’s policy toward Iran may be more of the same

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Obama’s policy toward Iran may be more of the same

Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner writes to explore just how different President Obama's policy toward Iran is from the Bush-Cheney policy. Is Obama neglecting diplomatic opportunities?

Posted: May 25, 2009 10:25   Comments: 4
Full Show: May 22, 2009

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Full Show: May 22, 2009

Watch the show from Friday, May 22: Britain's economy, roadblocks to peace in the West Bank, a communist book shop in China and packaged products.

Posted: May 22, 2009 16:29   Comments: 3

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