Worldfocus blogger S. Azmat Hassan argues that U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan will not succeed in helping the Pakistani government take on the Taliban. Hassan outlines the different Taliban groups on either side of the border and explains the Pakistani reluctance to take on the Afghan Taliban.
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Worldfocus contributing blogger Nina Hachigian argues that President Obama's East Asia trip produced important results, particularly on climate: an electric car initiative, a joint clean-energy research center and a partnership on developing clean coal technologies.
Martin Savidge speaks with Amit Pandya of the Stimson Center, an organization dedicated to promoting international peace and security, about the Indian prime minister's visit to the U.S. Pandya analyzes Manmohan Singh's visit, in light of the fact that this is the first state visit by a foreign leader during Obama's presidency.
Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and James Rubin of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss President Barack Obama's trip to Asia and the focus of U.S.-China relations.
President Obama's visit to China comes amid that country's growing influence as a key player on the global stage. Daljit Dhaliwal talks about China's new role with Jamie Metzl, executive vice president of the Asia Society. He says that China may emerge as a strategic partner.
Part 3 of 6 in our series on the people and culture of North Korea. Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven writes about his encounter with North Korean Major Im Dong-chul while on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that separates the two Koreas.
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about Hillary Clinton's three-day visit to Pakistan. For the past few years, Pakistan has been visited by many senior U.S. military officials, but Clinton has been unique in emphasizing human development as a key ingredient in counter-terrorism.
Though there have been some reforms in recent years, human rights activists say Cuba fundamentally remains a repressive state. Martin Savidge talks to Jose Moya of Barnard College talks about the state of press freedom and the economic embargo.
As a global recession continues to batter the West, China is celebrating its upcoming 60th birthday. A team of foreign policy experts from the rising Asian superpower is promoting their vision of world harmony.
The Organization of American States has voted to rescind the ban on Cuba’s membership in the largely U.S.-financed, Washington-based assemblage, but don’t stop the presses (or click the send button) yet, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner.