Ghassan Shabaneh of Marymount Manhattan College discusses the U.S. military's release of Shiite militant Laith al-khazali, suspected of killing five American soldiers in 2007.
Archive for June, 2009
In northern Peru, Amazon Indians and police have clashed violently over the issue of exploiting natural resources, with more than 50 killed. Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner weighs the Peruvian government's response to the protests, arguing that the president's statements have been inopportune and politically incorrect.
North Korea has convicted two U.S. journalists of illegal entry and crimes against the nation, sentencing them to 12 years in a labor camp. Leon Sigal of the Social Science Research Council discusses the Obama administration's approach to North Korea and how the journalists factor into the equation.
Worldfocus producer Bryan Myers is currently reporting from Turkey. He writes from Istanbul about the country's love for one of its most famed figures, Kemal Ataturk, who appears on everything from office buildings to lapel pins and souvenirs.
After North Korea sentenced two American journalists to 12 years of hard labor, Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian writes that the confrontation between the U.S. and North Korea is going to get worse before it gets better.
The British National Party, a far-right, whites-only party, won its first seats in the European parliament. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in London writes to argue against the BNP’s vision of his country.
Official election results show that Lebanon has voted to maintain its pro-western government majority, which beat out another coalition led by Hezbollah. Mohamad Bazzi of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses what the results mean for Hezbollah, for the stability of Lebanon and for American foreign policy in the region.