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Week in review: Afghanistan, Clinton in Asia and Biden

Week in Review (video)

Week in review: Afghanistan, Clinton in Asia and Biden

Dan Rather of "Dan Rather Reports" and Ian Bremmer of Eurasia Group discuss the week's top stories: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's trip to Asia, the escalating war in Afghanistan and Vice President Joe Biden's trip to Ukraine and Georgia.

Posted: July 24, 2009 15:17   Comments: 3
Turkishness is not always delightful

Perspectives

Turkishness is not always delightful

In 2005, Turkish lawmakers made it a crime to insult "Turkish identity." Selma Şevkli, a freelance reporter in Turkey, describes how the country has struggled to carve out a place for minorities and to define its "Türküm," or Turkishness.

Posted: July 24, 2009 12:40   Comments: 7
Tiny territory of Gibraltar has a colorful past and present

Peter Eisner (blog)

Tiny territory of Gibraltar has a colorful past and present

The self-governing British territory of Gibraltar has a colorful history, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner. The outcropping of rock was a strategic fortress for Britain and the Allies during World War II, and today remains a source of tension between Britain and Spain.

Posted: July 23, 2009 11:04   Comments: 2
Great power overdrive, from Beijing to Moscow to Delhi

Nina Hachigian (blog)

Great power overdrive, from Beijing to Moscow to Delhi

The Obama administration has been in overdrive building America's pivotal power relationships with China, Russia and now India, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian. But it's one thing to build these relationships -- and it is another for them to work.

Posted: July 23, 2009 09:34   Comments: 0
H1N1 flourishes in Britain despite warm weather

Interview (video)

H1N1 flourishes in Britain despite warm weather

During the summer season, scientists had predicted a drop in H1N1 flu cases -- but a different story is unfolding in Britain, where the number of cases is now doubling every week. Andrew Pekosz of Johns Hopkins discusses the rapid spread of H1N1 and efforts to develop a vaccine.

Posted: July 21, 2009 14:08   Comments: 0
Russian human rights activist kidnapped and murdered

Interview (video)

Russian human rights activist kidnapped and murdered

Natalya Estemirova, an acclaimed Russian human rights activist, was kidnapped and murdered in the capital of Chechnya. Rachel Denber of Human Rights Watch's Europe and Central Asia division discusses the killing and the state of human rights in Russia.

Posted: July 16, 2009 14:48   Comments: 6
Better than expected from the G-8

Nina Hachigian (blog)

Better than expected from the G-8

Despite all the chaos, the G-8 summit in Italy ended up producing more deliverables than Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian thought.

Posted: July 13, 2009 08:12   Comments: 4
Obama meets with Pope Benedict XVI for first time

Interview (video)

Obama meets with Pope Benedict XVI for first time

Following the G-8 summit in Italy, U.S. President Barack Obama met in Rome with Pope Benedict XVI. The two men greeted each other warmly, with Obama characterizing the meeting positively -- despite their differences over issues like stem cell research and abortion. Reverend Drew Christiansen of "America" magazine discusses the meeting.

Posted: July 10, 2009 12:04   Comments: 1
Week in review: U.S. relationship with Russia evolves

Week in Review (video)

Week in review: U.S. relationship with Russia evolves

James Hoge of Foreign Affairs magazine and Nina Khrushcheva of The New School discuss the U.S. relationship with Russia. That relationship evolved this week as the two countries agreed to deeper cuts in their nuclear arsenals and as President Obama met with his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, and with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Posted: July 10, 2009 09:22   Comments: 0
Obama works to undo long legacy of damage in Russia

Peter Eisner (blog)

Obama works to undo long legacy of damage in Russia

One of President Obama's goals in his travels to Russia and the G-8 meeting in Italy this week was to undo damage done long ago by former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, and to defuse the drive to war. If you're talking, you're not fighting.

Posted: July 10, 2009 08:34   Comments: 1

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