Martin Savidge speaks with Amit Pandya of the Stimson Center, an organization dedicated to promoting international peace and security, about the Indian prime minister's visit to the U.S. Pandya analyzes Manmohan Singh's visit, in light of the fact that this is the first state visit by a foreign leader during Obama's presidency.
To take a closer look at the troubling issue of woman and AIDS, Martin Savidge talks with Nazneen Damji, Programme Manager of Gender Equality at the United Nations Development Fund for Women. Damji discusses the growth of AIDS among women and looks at the countries where women are most vulnerable to the virus.
Delegates from the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China met in Brussels to turn up the heat on Iran. Tehran says its uranium enrichment program is for peaceful purposes, but other countries worry that it gives Iran the ability to make an atomic bomb. Trita Parsi joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the possibility of new sanctions.
The Obama administration is dealing with the thorny issue of North Korea's nuclear program. To take a closer look, Leon Sigal of the Social Science Research Council in New York speaks with Daljit Dhaliwal. They discuss Sigal's recent meeting with a North Korean delegation in New York -- and how willing the North Koreans are to negotiate.
There is no sign that the building of Israeli settlements will cease. Economic and ideological settlers continue to flock to the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Worldfocus correspondent Martin Himel visits both sides of the wall dividing an Israeli settlement and a Palestinian refugee camp.
Israel has been paying close attention and talking tough this week about Iran and its nuclear program. Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with prominent Israeli scholar on Iran, Professor David Menashri, who talks about whether the Iranian threat can be eliminated without using military force.
In Israel, the rabbinical courts decide when couples can marry and divorce. Worldfocus correspondent Martin Himel speaks with Orthodox Jewish women who are protesting the Jewish law that states husbands must consent to divorce.
Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the offensive in South Waziristan, Pakistan -- and the latest developments in Afghanistan. Also, Kamal Hyder of Al Jazeera English reports from South Waziristan.
Activism by indigenous groups in Latin America is on the rise. In addition to worries about the environment, they also have concerns about access to education and job discrimination. Christopher Sabatini, the senior director of policy at the Council of the Americas, joins Daljit Dhaliwal.