Iceland has been called “the first political casualty of the global credit crisis.” What went wrong in Iceland, and is it a cautionary tale for the wider world? Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explores Iceland's economic collapse and the country's future. Listen now.
A small section of the Sahara desert could provide as much electricity as all of the world's power plants combined. A Worldfocus contributing citizen journalist writes about Europe's desire to harness the desert's heat for solar energy and what the plans would mean for Africa.
Following the collapse of the country's banking system, the departure of its coalition government and the arrival of a new prime minister, bloggers in Iceland share their perspectives on the economic and political transitions.
After its coalition government recently collapsed, Iceland was called "the first political casualty of the global credit crisis." What went wrong in Iceland, and is it a cautionary tale for the wider world? Ask your questions for Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show.
As several nations gather in Davos, Switzerland, for the 2009 World Economic Forum, others are meeting in Brazil for the World Social Forum. Both forums will focus on the global economy, though the Davos conference centers around policy and the Brazil meeting looks at social need.
Michele Wucker of the World Policy Institute discusses the social and political fallout from the economic crisis. Riots and protests have occurred across the world, leading to concern that the economic slide is going to lead to much more unrest.
Angela Stent of Georgetown University discusses how President Barack Obama might deal with Russian leaders and his approach to the proposed missile shield in eastern Europe and cooperating with Russia to deal with Iran's nuclear ambitions.
A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses why few members of the European Union are eager to accomodate roughly 245 detainees from the prison at Guantánamo Bay, though they expressed support for Barack Obama's decision to close the U.S. facility.