Religious politicians are usually considered to be on the right of the ideological spectrum. However, we look at three figures -- Iyad Jamal Al-Din in Iraq, Menachem Froman in Israel and Mehdi Karroubi in Iran -- who advocate pacifism and pluralism yet are grounded in traditional spirituality.
All Posts Tagged With: "corruption"
Worldfocus contributing blogger Ayo Johnson writes about the importance of battling corruption in Africa. He points to certain leaders who exemplify efforts to change a practice that costs Africa over $150 billion per year.
In the wake of President Obama's speech on Afghanistan, we survey different perspectives on life in Afghanistan. A Worldfocus contributing blogger reports on corruption; an embedded Marine describes the tremendous loss of one Afghan family; and True/Slant contributor P.J. Tobia weighs in on the state of Afghan forces.
Stories from around the world compiled by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Somalia called the world's most corrupt country; Japan wants to silence noisy South African soccer fans; and the last unfinished novel of Vladimir Nabokov goes on sale in the West.
Karin von Hippel, a senior fellow for the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., speaks with Daljit Dhaliwal about the future of Afghanistan and President Hamid Karzai's reelection. Von Hippel says combating corruption is vital to maintaining the support of the Afghan people.
Peter Eisner blogs about how La Valija (the suitcase) is turning into Argentina's version of Watergate. The scandal began with the August 2007 discovery that Guido Antonini, a Venezuelan-born American, was carrying a suitcase containing $800,000 when he landed at the Buenos Aires' airport.
According final results announced Saturday, the ruling African National Congress won South Africa's national elections, though it failed to gain a two-thirds majority and its leader has faced growing criticism. Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner examines South Africa's progress since apartheid, however imperfect the country and its leaders may still be.
Despite a reduction in violence and democratic elections in Iraq, the U.S. Department of State’s recently-released report on conditions in Iraq throughout 2008 stated that there is “widespread, severe corruption at all levels of government.”
Shannon O'Neil of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the corruption of Mexico's justice system.