Karin von Hippel of the Center for Strategic and International Studies recently returned from monitoring the elections in Afghanistan. She discusses how the security situation affected election turnout.
Archive for August, 2009
The U.S. has been sending civilian anthropologists into war zones to better understand the needs of local communities. Journalist Vanessa Gezari of the Pulitzer Center reports on the Human Terrain program. Ask her your questions now.
Yukio Hatoyama will usher in a new era of progressive and more liberal politics and government in Japan. Kenji Kohno is the Washington bureau chief of the Japanese television network NHK and discusses what this historic election means for Japan and U.S. relations.
Daljit Dhaliwal takes over the anchor desk at Worldfocus, bringing a new perspective to international news each weeknight.
The mosquito-borne disease malaria kills more than one million people each year -- most of them in sub-Saharan Africa. Shravan Vidyarthi and Christina MacGillivray of the International Reporting Project report from Kenya and Michael Novacek discusses the challenges of fighting malaria.
Garrick Utley of the Levin Institute and Rana Foroohar of Newseek discuss the top stories of the week: War and elections in Afghanistan, potential sanctions against Iran and the global economy.
In Japan, unemployment soars on the eve of national elections. A youth movement is sweeping the country, and the party that has ruled Japan for decades may be on the way out.