Foreign investment jumpstarts the Palestinian economy
U.S. envoy George Mitchell recently said that Israel has reduced the number of checkpoints and roadblocks in the West Bank, helping economic growth. For its part, last year the U.S. gave nearly $1 billion in assistance to the Palestinians. Felice Friedson of The Media Line looks at broader attempts to foster growth and foreign investment in the Palestinian economy.
Posted: January 7, 2010 14:15
Women in Jordan head to work as economy sours
In the conservative Muslim region of southern Jordan, more and more women are leaving the home for the first time and going to work -- largely out of economic necessity. The number of women in the workforce has more than doubled over the past five years.
Posted: January 21, 2009 14:22
U.S. election fascinates global citizens
Gideon Rose, the managing editor of Foreign Affairs Magazine, calls the U.S. election the "most watched election" around the world.
Posted: October 29, 2008 16:01
Egyptian women choose the veil
Though some in the Western world view the veil as a symbol of oppression, for women in Egypt the hijab takes on different meanings.
Posted: October 22, 2008 15:27
Mexican drug violence connected to U.S.
Columbia political science professor Rodolfo de la Garza discusses the U.S. connection to Mexico's surge of drug violence.
Posted: October 22, 2008 13:26
Week in review: Markets, Afghanistan and North Korea
Carla Robbins of The New York Times and Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations review the major events of the week.
Posted: October 10, 2008 18:56