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Tune in: Online radio show on the business of Iraq

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Tune in: Online radio show on the business of Iraq

Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the state of the Iraqi economy, from small shoe shops to large oil corporations. Ali Alnaemi, Eric Davis and Robert Looney joined the conversation.

Posted: April 28, 2009 19:24   Comments: 0
Wave of new violence questions security progress in Iraq

Blogwatch

Wave of new violence questions security progress in Iraq

On Friday, for a second day in a row, the Iraqi capital of Baghdad was hit with a devastating bombing attack.These latest attacks have raised new concerns about the abilities of Iraq's security forces. General David Petraeus cautioned that progress in Iraq continues to be fragile and reversible.

Posted: April 24, 2009 15:38   Comments: 3
Week in review: Iraq violence, the Taliban and South Africa

Interview (video)

Week in review: Iraq violence, the Taliban and South Africa

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and Carol Giacomo of The New York Times editorial board discuss the week's top stories: A new wave of violence in Iraq, growing concern about the spread of the Taliban in Pakistan and South Africa's national election.

Posted: April 24, 2009 13:00   Comments: 0
Iraq’s al-Qaeda leader captured in Baghdad

Interview (video)

Iraq’s al-Qaeda leader captured in Baghdad

Michael Wahid Hanna of the Century Foundation discusses what effect the reported arrest of Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, a leader of the al-Qaeda-linked Sunni insurgency in Iraq, will have on Iraq's stability.

Posted: April 23, 2009 16:05   Comments: 0
Wait…the surge in Iraq didn’t work?

Analysis

Wait…the surge in Iraq didn’t work?

After a series of violent attacks in Iraq, Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner, the former deputy foreign editor of the Washington Post, discusses how the 2007 surge of American troops has fared.

Posted: April 9, 2009 17:32   Comments: 4
Rising Sunni-Shiite violence threatens security in Iraq

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Rising Sunni-Shiite violence threatens security in Iraq

Bernard Haykel of Princeton University discusses a bombing in a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad -- the third straight day of violent attacks in Iraq -- and new fears of violence between Sunnis and Shiites once American troops withdraw.

Posted: April 8, 2009 15:02   Comments: 1
Afghanistan may be a quagmire worse than Iraq, Vietnam

Analysis

Afghanistan may be a quagmire worse than Iraq, Vietnam

As the Obama administration weighs a major expansion of Afghan security forces, Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner, the former deputy foreign editor of the Washington Post, writes about reviewing the U.S. war strategy in Iraq before determining new strategy in Afghanistan.

Posted: March 19, 2009 15:18   Comments: 1
Newly-minted Estonian soldiers head to Afghanistan

In the Newsroom

Newly-minted Estonian soldiers head to Afghanistan

Producer Sally Garner is reporting from Estonia and writes from a military base about the newly-independent country's contribution to the war in Afghanistan.

Posted: March 13, 2009 16:22   Comments: 1
U.S. dependency grows as El Salvador heads to the polls

Perspectives

U.S. dependency grows as El Salvador heads to the polls

As El Salvador prepares for its presidential election on Sunday, debate is swirling over whether the country will make a left turn and elect Mauricio Funes of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN). A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about U.S. influence on the election.

Posted: March 13, 2009 09:18   Comments: 3
Obama announces 18-month withdrawal timetable for Iraq

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Obama announces 18-month withdrawal timetable for Iraq

U.S. President Barack Obama announced an 18-month timetable for the withdrawal of most -- but not all -- American forces from Iraq on Friday

Posted: February 27, 2009 14:24   Comments: 11

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