Part 3 of 6 in our series on the people and culture of North Korea. Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven writes about his encounter with North Korean Major Im Dong-chul while on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that separates the two Koreas.
Karin von Hippel, a senior fellow for the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., speaks with Daljit Dhaliwal about the future of Afghanistan and President Hamid Karzai's reelection. Von Hippel says combating corruption is vital to maintaining the support of the Afghan people.
Peter Eisner blogs about why Honduras needs financial support, economic relief and social help. He contends that the U.S. and other nations should increase their foreign aid, since 50 percent of Honduras' 7.7 million people live below the poverty line -- and almost 40 percent are children.
Iran continues to assist Hamas operatives in the Gaza Strip, and the Israel Defense Forces just announced that a new rocket import can reach a distance of 60 kilometers. How do you think Israel should respond to the latest disclosure that Hamas has a missile capable of hitting Tel Aviv?
Hassan Abbas of the Asia Society joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss what Hamid Karzai's second term means for the U.S. and the international community. Jonah Hull of Al Jazeera English reports from Kabul on delays, violence and voter fraud.
A high-level North Korean diplomat announces his country's intention to participate in direct negotiations on nuclear proliferation, and Bill Clinton visits Kosovo to attend the unveiling of his 11-foot statue.
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about Hillary Clinton's three-day visit to Pakistan. For the past few years, Pakistan has been visited by many senior U.S. military officials, but Clinton has been unique in emphasizing human development as a key ingredient in counter-terrorism.
Christopher Sabatini, the senior director of policy for the Council of the Americas and an expert on Latin American affairs discusses the resolution of the political crisis in Honduras with David Brancaccio. He analyzes the factors that led to the breakthrough agreement between the deposed president and the de facto government -- and the likelihood it will succeed.
This year has seen huge casualty increases for American soldiers in Afghanistan. President Obama is considering whether or not to send more troops to the embattled nation. But our question today is about the troops returning home. Do you think the U.S. government is doing enough to help American combat troops deal with psychological injuries?
Ten years ago, extremists in Dagestan declared a holy war against the Russian government. Their struggle continues, drawing in Islamist fighters from across the region. Neave Barker of Al Jazeera English reports on the low-level rebellion from Dagestan.