Kay Shimizu, a visiting assistant professor at Harvard University, discusses why the presence of 47,000 U.S. troops in Okinawa is causing controversy and why the new Japanese government may pull out its naval support of the war in Afghanistan.
Correspondent Gizem Yarbil and producer Bryan Myers report on how traditional religion and modern democracy are trying to coexist in Turkey, where growing religious groups are championing Islam's ethical and moral values. Secular critics are branding these religious groups as fundamentalist.
There are now nearly 400,000 confirmed cases of swine flu worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. As many as 100 million Americans may become infected with the flu this season, according to Dr. Martin Blaser, the chair of the department of medicine at the NYU School of Medicine.
After a series of deadly terror attacks across Pakistan, the vast majority of which were carried out by groups with roots in South Waziristan, the army commenced an offensive in the restive tribal region. Imran Khan of Al Jazeera English reports on the humanitarian consequences of the Pakistani military's newest campaign.
Nuclear weapons policy expert Joseph Cirincione discusses the probability of Iran backing way from a deal to send enriched uranium abroad and the likelihood of a military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities. Al Jazeera English's Nazanine Moshiri reports from Tehran on the aftermath of the suicide bombing.
In an abrupt change of U.S. policy towards Sudan, the State Department announced today that it would pursue serious engagement with the Sudanese government. The action is intended to help ease humanitarian suffering in Darfur. Mahmood Mamdani discusses the current situation in Sudan and the Obama administration's policy shift.
Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and David Andelman of the World Policy Journal discuss corruption in Afghanistan, strategic opportunities in Pakistan, Iran's relationship with Russia and China and the threat of nuclear weapons.
Anita Shawa of the United Nations Millennium Campaign to end poverty and hunger addresses the one billion people worldwide who suffer from hunger. Al Jazeera English's Amr al-Kahky reports from Egypt on the difficulty of buying the basic necessities. Rising food prices have led to increased poverty and heightened security issues.