American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee are finally back on American soil, freed after a surprise visit to North Korea by former President Bill Clinton. Charles Armstrong of Columbia University discusses North Korea's motives in releasing the two Americans.
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Two American journalists, Euna Lee and Laura Ling, have been pardoned by North Korea after former President Bill Clinton made an unannounced visit to the country and held a series of high-level talks. Thomas Whalen of Boston University discusses Clinton's mission.
Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian argues that the decision to send former President Bill Clinton to North Korea to negotiate the release of the two Americans held there, Euna Lee and Laura Ling, was a smart move. The two have reportedly been pardoned.
While nothing much came from the Strategic & Economic Dialogue between the U.S. and China, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian, perhaps it's not a coincidence that the very first time China has publically enforced sanctions against North Korea was happening at the same time.
The Obama administration has been in overdrive building America's pivotal power relationships with China, Russia and now India, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian. But it's one thing to build these relationships -- and it is another for them to work.
North Korea is being implicated in a cyber attack over the July 4 weekend. The attack brought down several major American and South Korean Web sites at least temporarily. Keith Epstein of BusinessWeek discusses who is behind the cyber attacks and what the consequences will be.
PBS Wide Angle takes a look at North Korean defectors' perilous trek to freedom, a grueling 3,000-mile journey through China and into southeast Asia.
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.