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