It has to be a clear sign of progress in Iraq that Stephen Colbert is planning to broadcast from Bagdad next week, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian.
Archive for June, 2009
Unemployment in Russia has soard to 10.2 percent, a nine-year high. Blogger Oksana Zagrebnyeva shares her personal account of life in an industrial Russian town hard-hit by the economic slowdown.
Carla Robbins of The New York Times editorial board and Garrick Utley of the State University of New York discuss the week's top stories: The substance and impact of President Obama's speech to the Muslim world and China on the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
The Organization of American States has voted to rescind the ban on Cuba’s membership in the largely U.S.-financed, Washington-based assemblage, but don’t stop the presses (or click the send button) yet, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner.
In a historic speech from Egypt on Thursday, President Obama called for a new beginning between the United States and the Muslim world. Shibley Telhami of the Brookings Institution discusses the speech and bloggers in the region react.
On Friday, tens of thousands of South Koreans lined the streets for the funeral of their former president, Roh Moo-hyun, who committed suicide. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about experiencing the shared grief of the country.
More than a decade after the war in Bosnia came to an end, tensions are high and officials warn that the country's peace deal is on the brink of collapse. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the roots of conflict and Bosnia's fragile peace. Nenad Pejic, Sarah Meharg and Srecko Latal joined the conversation.
On the anniversary of the crackdown at Tiananmen Square in China, Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian writes that in the last 20 years, while standards of living in China have risen dramatically, political reform has stalled out and dissidents continue to live in terror. How should the U.S. handle China's human rights record?
On Thursday, there were no activists or student protesters to be seen in China's Tiananmen Square. Security was kept tight on the anniversary and foreign journalists were not granted permission for entrance. A Worldfocus blogger visits Tiananmen Square and describes the heavy security.