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Archive for June, 2009

A promising sign for Iraq

Pivotal Power (blog)

A promising sign for Iraq

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.

Posted: June 5, 2009 17:13   Comments: 0
Russian industrial town meets economic crisis with defiance

Perspectives

Russian industrial town meets economic crisis with defiance

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.

Posted: June 5, 2009 13:57   Comments: 1
Week in review: Obama’s Mideast speech and Tiananmen

Week in Review (video)

Week in review: Obama’s Mideast speech and Tiananmen

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.

Posted: June 5, 2009 12:38   Comments: 4
OAS lifts ban on Cuba after compromise with U.S.

WorldDesk (blog)

OAS lifts ban on Cuba after compromise with U.S.

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.

Posted: June 5, 2009 11:28   Comments: 6
Full Show: June 4, 2009

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Full Show: June 4, 2009

Watch the show from Thursday, June 4: Obama's historic speech in Egypt and the world's reaction, security in Tiananmen Square on the 20th anniversary and the sound of music in the West Bank.

Posted: June 4, 2009 16:37   Comments: 0
Obama calls for a new beginning with the Muslim world

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Obama calls for a new beginning with the Muslim world

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.

Posted: June 4, 2009 15:20   Comments: 26
South Korea mourns former president after suicide

Perspectives

South Korea mourns former president after suicide

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.

Posted: June 4, 2009 15:14   Comments: 3
Q&A: Ask your questions on Bosnia’s delicate balance

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Q&A: Ask your questions on Bosnia’s delicate balance

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.

Posted: June 4, 2009 14:59   Comments: 1
Post-Tiananmen, it’s no easier seeking human rights abroad

Pivotal Power (blog)

Post-Tiananmen, it’s no easier seeking human rights abroad

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?

Posted: June 4, 2009 10:25   Comments: 6
Police, umbrellas block view of Tiananmen on anniversary

Perspectives

Police, umbrellas block view of Tiananmen on anniversary

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.

Posted: June 4, 2009 09:16   Comments: 0

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