Worldfocus contributing blogger Nina Hachigian argues that President Obama's East Asia trip produced important results, particularly on climate: an electric car initiative, a joint clean-energy research center and a partnership on developing clean coal technologies.
Hsin-Yin Lee, a former associate producer at Worldfocus, writes about the new EU leader's hobby. With the international community focused on the Wall Street crisis and China's rise, Lee blogs that it's refreshing to know that the first EU president is a haiku poet.
Worldfocus is partnering with Pearl World Youth News, an initiative of Daniel Pearl Foundation and iEARN, to bring the voices of young reporters to our viewers. Ji Eun Lee writes about the challenge of integrating young North Korean defectors into South Korean society.
For more on the Indian Prime Minister's visit to Washington D.C. last week, Worldfocus spoke with Ramaiah Avatthi, a professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai. Currently a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University, Ramaiah contends that Manmohan Singh has ignored the caste issue during his stewardship of India.
Worldfocus blogger Michael Lwin, a research fellow at Georgetown University, recently traveled to Myanmar to research Burmese law, culture and religion. He writes about his experiences in Naypyidaw. Five years ago the Burmese military junta decided to move Myanmar’s capital from Yangon to Naypyidaw, meaning "city of kings."
An editorial in The Japan Times argues that Obama's controversial bow to the Japanese Emperor in fact symbolized a healthy step forward in U.S. relations with East Asia, despite its awkward juxtaposition with a Western-style handshake.
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