Monday, January 21, 2013
Walter White, head of the NAACP, ponders race and foreign relations at the Great Hall of Cooper Union, in New York City, in this 1949 recording.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
With the United States engaged in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and facing diplomatic standoffs with nations like Cuba and Venezuela, Americans can tend to feel culturally isolated from some countries. A new business in Pittsburgh is trying to change that - through food. The Conflict Kitchen serves meals from countries that America finds diplomatically tricky, and by doing so, hopes to bring further awareness about cultures that might otherwise seem foreign. The BBC shares the story.
Monday, January 17, 2011
As Washington prepares for a visit from Chinese President Hu Jintao this week, we take a look at what lies ahead in the shifting relationship between superpowers. Should we fear the "waking dragon"? We're joined by Gideon Rachman, chief foreign-affairs commentator for the Financial Times and author of "Zero-Sum Future: American Power in an Age of Anxiety," and Simon Tay, was an Asia Society 2009 Bernard Schwartz Fellow and is Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs. He is also the author of "Asia Alone: The Dangerous Post-Crisis Divide from America."
Monday, July 20, 2009
Read Linda Blake's blog Global Reporter
"Many people are saying she's just doing the Hillary hokey pokey, left foot in India, right foot in Pakistan, and they feel really left out of the equation."
—Wall Street Journal contriburter Linda Blake on Hillary Clinton's trip to India
Watch a clip of Secretary of State Clinton's speech to India on July 15, 2009 below.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Iran again tops this week's agenda and our guides Marcus Mabry, international business editor for the New York Times and Jonathan Marcus, diplomatic correspondent for the BBC, will take a look at the protests surrounding the disputed presidential election. Also on the agenda this week: the latest news from Capitol Hill; the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the Voting Rights Act, and the trial of singer Chris Brown for the alleged assault against pop star Rhianna starts this week. We've got all the news you'll need to keep your eyes on in the week ahead.
— BBC's Jonathan Marcus on getting news from Iran
If you haven't seen the video of Neda, the young woman killed in Iran, here it is. CAUTION: It has very graphic content:
Monday, June 15, 2009
"The ball, to some extent, will be in President Obama's court, but he cannot serve that ball until, obviously, the situation in Tehran becomes clearer."
— BBC's Jonathan Marcus on U.S. relations with Iran
Monday, June 01, 2009
—New York Times international business editor Marcus Mabry on U.S. relations with China
Thursday, April 16, 2009
—Time Magazine's Ioan Grillo on the ongoing conflict in Mexico
For more, here is the AP's report on the visit: