At the annual G-8 summit, the gathering of leaders from the world's largest economies, the global recession remains a big concern. John Authers of The Financial Times discusses what new regulations may be proposed at the summit and where the markets could be headed.
There are a lot of problems surrounding the current G-8 summit in Italy, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian, but the underlying trouble is the G-8 itself. The world simply needs a different set of countries at the high table of global governance to tackle today's challenges.
It’s not going to be an easy or smooth road with Moscow, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian, since Russia and the U.S. disagree on key questions like the importance of a free press and the status of Georgia. But a stable, working relationship with Russia will best further U.S. interests.
As U.S. President Obama ended a two-day summit in Russia, he and the country's top leaders seem to have gone a long way toward changing the tone of their relationship for the better, though many issues still divide the nations. Angela Stent of Georgetown University discusses what was accomplished in the summit and what lies ahead.
Hours after U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Moscow for a summit meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, the U.S. and Russia announced a preliminary agreement on a deal to reduce the number of their nuclear weapons. Nina Kruscheva of the New School discusses the current and future state of U.S.-Russian relations.
On Wednesday, the Czech Republic handed over the presidency of the European Union to Sweden. Sweden has called for a more aggressive approach to the problems currently facing the E.U. as it tries to settle on a new charter and gain influence on the global stage.
Thousands died in the 1998-99 Kosovo war between Serbs and ethnic Albanians, and Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008. Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge recalls his experience reporting on the Albanian border as Kosovars fled the conflict, losing their homes and lives as they walked a mere 139 steps.
This week, leaders from the emerging powers of Brazil, Russia, India and China came together for a summit. The BRIC nations are at a privileged point in their evolution, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian -- they are increasingly powerful but are not wealthy or influential enough for the world’s citizens to expect them to solve serious problems.
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. Listen now.
The British National Party, a far-right, whites-only party, won its first seats in the European parliament. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in London writes to argue against the BNP’s vision of his country.