In this post excerpted from the PulseWire online forum for women, Subhadra Khaperde, an activist and researcher from Indore, India, argues that anti-poverty efforts won't succeed without addressing the root causes of poverty.
There is not much consensus on climate policy in India, which is the fourth-largest aggregate emitter of greenhouse gases worldwide. Navroz K. Dubash of the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi explains Indian climate change politics.
The dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir has been ongoing since the 1940's and impacts security throughout the region. Worldfocus contributing blogger S.Azmat Hassan argues that settling the conflict there should be as urgent a foreign policy goal for the United States as working towards peace in the Middle East.
For much of this week, the mysterious story of five young Muslim Americans has been unfolding in Pakistan and in the U.S. The suspects, who lived in the Washington, D.C. area and allegedly wanted to fight against America in Afghanistan, were detained by Pakistani authorities. To learn more, Edie Magnus interviews Irshad Manji, author of "The Trouble with Islam Today."
As President Obama prepares to send 30,000 more Americans to war in Afghanistan, he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize today in Oslo, Norway. Obama said, "The belief in peace is desirable rarely enough to achieve it" and called the escalating conflict in Afghanistan necessary. Steve Chao of Al Jazeera English reports on how Afghans are reacting.
Addressing the effects of rising seas, a Bangladeshi man created "school boats" to bring school to children. Producer Steve Sapienza of the Pulitzer Center reports on how social entrepreneurs, NGOs and governments in poorer countries are trying to deal with climate change today.
Worldfocus producer Connie Kargbo interviews Columbia University's Scott Barrett on the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. He explains what the United States -- and other nations both rich and poor-- might hope to accomplish.
As part of its coverage of this week's Copenhagen climate change summit, the Center for Public Integrity's International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published an interactive graphic depicting emissions. View four different maps showing global emissions totals, produced by data graphic designer Stephen Rountree.
Nicholas Kristof, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, and Garrick Utley, president of the Levin Institute of the State University of New York, join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the impending U.S. troop surge and proposed exit strategy in Afghanistan.
The president's decision is said to be necessary as militant leaders seek new places to hide. But in the past, Pakistani leaders have objected to the strikes, saying they have caused too many civilian deaths. Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Ahmad Kamal, Pakistan's former Ambassador to the United Nations.