Blogger S. Azmat Hassan analyzes the recent policy talks between U.S. and Pakistani officials. He explains that, as is often the case between a superpower and a much weaker country, the relationship brightens up when the former needs the latter in some capacity. But, it reverts to the doldrums when that requirement subsides.
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The dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir has been ongoing since the 1940's and impacts security throughout the region. Worldfocus contributing blogger S.Azmat Hassan argues that settling the conflict there should be as urgent a foreign policy goal for the United States as working towards peace in the Middle East.
As a reporter, Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff hitch-hiked overnight to Berlin to cover the story. Daniel Fried was working at the Polish desk at the U.S. State Department when the wall came down. Sergey Shestakov was the chief of staff for the Soviet ambassador to the United Nations.
Berlin lies at the center of the German political imagination and was the focal point of the Iron Curtain that separated Eastern and Western Europe during the Cold War. Berlin has also played host to some of America's greatest presidential speeches -- by JFK, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama.
Worldfocus producer Christine Kiernan writes about the monumentality of the events that transpired during the fall and winter of 1989 and how much the world has changed since then. She analyzes what the fall of the Iron Curtain meant to her.
This weekend the National Security Archive published documents showing that President Richard M. Nixon had sought help from Brazil in 1971 to overthrow Chilean President Salvador Allende. Peter Eisner discusses the significance of these documents and what we haven't learned from history.