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Week in review: Iranian election and N. Korean leadership

Week in Review

Week in review: Iranian election and N. Korean leadership

Carol Giacomo of The New York Times and Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine discuss the top stories of the week. They look at the election in Iran and changing leadership in North Korea, where two American journalists were also sentenced to 12 years of hard labor earlier this week.

Posted: June 12, 2009 18:11   Comments: 4
Iranians pull election lever en masse

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Iranians pull election lever en masse

Today, Iranians exercise their right to vote in a hotly contested election that pits incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against three opponents. Due to heavy turnout, voting has been extended several hours, and tallies will begin coming in throughout the night.

Posted: June 12, 2009 13:23   Comments: 0
Iranians choose a side in pivotal presidential election

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Iranians choose a side in pivotal presidential election

Iran is holding a much-anticipated presidential election on Friday in which the current president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is being challenged by a more pro-Western reformer. Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace discusses the election and what it may mean for the United States.

Posted: June 11, 2009 16:24   Comments: 3
Lebanon reels from unexpected election results

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Lebanon reels from unexpected election results

Worldfocus contributor Melani Cammett is in Lebanon and writes about election day, looking at how the unexpected, pro-Western results may play out domestically and abroad.

Posted: June 9, 2009 14:13   Comments: 0
Whites-only British party wins seats in European parliament

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Whites-only British party wins seats in European parliament

The British National Party, a far-right, whites-only party, won its first seats in the European parliament. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in London writes to argue against the BNP’s vision of his country.

Posted: June 8, 2009 10:20   Comments: 10
U.S.-backed alliance beats Hezbollah in Lebanon’s election

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U.S.-backed alliance beats Hezbollah in Lebanon’s election

Official election results show that Lebanon has voted to maintain its pro-western government majority, which beat out another coalition led by Hezbollah. Mohamad Bazzi of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses what the results mean for Hezbollah, for the stability of Lebanon and for American foreign policy in the region.

Posted: June 8, 2009 10:12   Comments: 3
Tune in: Online radio show on Lebanon’s election

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Tune in: Online radio show on Lebanon’s election

Lebanon will head to the polls on June 7 in an election that could alter the political fabric of the country, with Hezbollah and its allies poised to make significant gains. Worldfocus.org’s weekly radio show explored the issues and implications of Lebanon’s election. Melani Cammett, Ben Gilbert and Ghassan Schbley joined the conversation. Listen now.

Posted: June 2, 2009 18:16   Comments: 3
Kuwait elects women to parliament in political milestone

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Kuwait elects women to parliament in political milestone

There was a political milestone in Kuwait this weekend, where for the first time, women were elected to Kuwait's parliament. It was only four years ago that women won the right to vote in Kuwait.

Posted: May 18, 2009 12:28   Comments: 2
Congress wins decisive victory in India’s elections

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Congress wins decisive victory in India’s elections

India's Congress Party won a landslide victory in national elections. Arvind Panagariya of Columbia University discusses the main issues of the election and what the U.S. and Pakistan can expect from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his second term in office.

Posted: May 18, 2009 11:56   Comments: 2
Election results set course for India’s future

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Election results set course for India’s future

In India, the results of national elections are in, and they give the Congress Party a landslide victory. Worldfocus contributor Luv Puri assesses what the results will mean for internal Indian politics as well as the country's relations with the United States and Pakistan.

Posted: May 18, 2009 10:33   Comments: 2

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