Watch the show from Friday, October 30: assessing the war in Afghanistan, a political solution in Honduras and unemployment in Europe.
Archive for October, 2009
David Andelman, editor of the World Policy Journal and a former foreign correspondent, and Chrystia Freeland, U.S. managing editor of Britain's Financial Times, join David Brancaccio to review the week's events in Pakistan and Afghanistan. They discuss troop levels in Afghanistan and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's controversial remarks in Pakistan.
Part 2 of 6 in our series on the people and culture of North Korea, Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven explains the powerful ideology of Juche -- which some call the isolated country's state religion. Photos show notable Juche monuments throughout the Hermit Kingdom.
Christopher Sabatini, the senior director of policy for the Council of the Americas and an expert on Latin American affairs discusses the resolution of the political crisis in Honduras with David Brancaccio. He analyzes the factors that led to the breakthrough agreement between the deposed president and the de facto government -- and the likelihood it will succeed.
This week Human Rights Watch released "Unbearable Pain," an extensive report on palliative care in India. The organization believes that denying pain relief to terminally ill patients violates a basic health care right, and that the Indian government should require hospitals to provide morphine. Watch the multimedia feature and read our Q&A with the report's lead researcher.
News from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus staff. Today: George Mitchell is in Israel, the Pakistani army is in Waziristan, and the Internet gets new alphabets for domain names.
This year has seen huge casualty increases for American soldiers in Afghanistan. President Obama is considering whether or not to send more troops to the embattled nation. But our question today is about the troops returning home. Do you think the U.S. government is doing enough to help American combat troops deal with psychological injuries?
Producer Gary Strieker reports from Ethiopia's Amhara region where 60 percent of children suffer from Trachoma, a bacterial eye infection that is the world's leading preventable cause of blindness. A new study finds that antibiotics administered for Trachoma is actually treating other ailments and reducing Ethiopia's high rates of child mortality.
Ten years ago, extremists in Dagestan declared a holy war against the Russian government. Their struggle continues, drawing in Islamist fighters from across the region. Neave Barker of Al Jazeera English reports on the low-level rebellion from Dagestan.