This website is no longer actively maintained
Some material and features may be unavailable

conflict

Straddling the two Koreas: DMZ diplomacy with Major Im

Web Original

Straddling the two Koreas: DMZ diplomacy with Major Im

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.

Posted: November 3, 2009 15:29   Comments: 10
Battling corruption is vital to U.S. mission in Afghanistan

Interview

Battling corruption is vital to U.S. mission in Afghanistan

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.

Posted: November 3, 2009 12:42   Comments: 0
Looking beyond the Honduran political crisis

Peter Eisner

Looking beyond the Honduran political crisis

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.

Posted: November 3, 2009 11:50   Comments: 0
From Iran with love: Hamas rockets can now strike Tel Aviv

How You See It

From Iran with love: Hamas rockets can now strike Tel Aviv

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?

Posted: November 3, 2009 11:40   Comments: 66
What Karzai’s second term means for Afghanistan and U.S.

Interview + Video

What Karzai’s second term means for Afghanistan and U.S.

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.

Posted: November 2, 2009 18:32   Comments: 0
Today: Russia vaccinates for H1N1 and Clinton in Kosovo

Daily News Brief

Today: Russia vaccinates for H1N1 and Clinton in Kosovo

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.

Posted: November 2, 2009 13:34   Comments: 3
Hillary Clinton’s message to Pakistan

Perspectives

Hillary Clinton’s message to Pakistan

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.

Posted: November 2, 2009 13:20   Comments: 4
A breakthrough for Honduras’ political crisis

Interview

A breakthrough for Honduras’ political crisis

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.

Posted: October 30, 2009 16:30   Comments: 1
Addressing the psychological impact of war in Afghanistan

How You See It

Addressing the psychological impact of war in Afghanistan

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?

Posted: October 30, 2009 10:29   Comments: 9
Russia combatting Muslim extremists in Dagestan republic

Video

Russia combatting Muslim extremists in Dagestan republic

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.

Posted: October 29, 2009 16:21   Comments: 4

Produced by Creative News Group LLC     ©2019 WNET.ORG     All rights reserved

Distributed by American Public Television