Hillary Clinton is off to Asia, her second trip there since she took office. Right away, she became the first Secretary of State in four decades to go to Asia before Europe. Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian writes that the Obama Administration is playing its cards well on Asia so far.
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Dan Rather of "Dan Rather Reports" and Ian Bremmer of Eurasia Group discuss the week's top stories: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's trip to Asia, the escalating war in Afghanistan and Vice President Joe Biden's trip to Ukraine and Georgia.
The longest solar eclipse of the 21st century occured on Wednesday morning in Asia, with millions watching. There were different reactions to the phenomenon across Asia, from tourists in India to religious rituals in Thailand.
Worldfocus explores the outbreak of the H1N1 flu virus in this special report. While the infection rate seems to be subsiding in Mexico for now, many other countries are preparing for potential outbreaks, either now or later in the year when the typical flu season begins again in the northern hemisphere.
Peter Coy of BusinessWeek magazine discusses how major world markets responded to the Obama administration's bank rescue plan and foreign banks being bailed out by U.S. taxpayers.
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that global leaders have stepped up efforts to coordinate economic action, and that this level of global cooperation is unprecedented and will change the face of the world's economic order.
Shuja Nawaz of The Atlantic Council discusses U.S efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan and President Barack Obama's statement that the U.S. will forge new strategies in the region.
Charles Armstrong of Columbia University discusses how U.S. Secretary of State Clinton will be received in South Korea, what her agenda will be and policy towards North Korea.
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to South Korea as North Korea announces that it is ready for war with South Korea and may be testing a long-range missile.