Rob Hugh-Jones

The Takeaway Managing Editor

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First Multi-Party Elections in Sudan Under Way

Monday, April 12, 2010

The first multi-party elections held in Sudan in two decades began Sunday. In a complex three-day balloting process, Sudanese are choosing not only their president, but also their national and state assemblies, their governors and other local officials.


Chile Struggles Four Days After Quake

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

It's been four days since an 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile and since then, the country's military and police force have been tested in some of the hardest hit areas, where there have been reports of curfews, looting, and vigilantes protecting their threatened property. At the same time aid has been arriving from around the world, with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arriving in the capital yesterday.


Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Explains US Military Role in Haiti Relief Effort

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


The United States military is getting more involved in the Haiti relief effort by the day. On Wednesday, 4,000 more troops were added, bringing the total U.S. presence in the country to about 16,000. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the nation's highest ranking military officer, tells The Takeaway that he recognizes the scale of the U.S. footprint and insists the focus is to support other organizations. He also says the use of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is an option in the treatment of the many wounded Haitians.

John Hockenberry sat down with Adm. Mullen in the Pentagon on Wednesday. Here is a partial transcript of the interview.

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Looking Back from Karzai's Second Inauguration

Thursday, November 19, 2009

In 2001, many were excited at the prospect of Hamid Karzai leading Afghanistan's transitional government forward.  After winning the country's first presidential election, hopes ran h...


The Next Five Years With President Karzai

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hamid Karzai has been sworn in today as the president of Afghanistan for a second five-year term.  After an optimistic first presidential election in 2004, this second election was, i...


Is Mehsud the Taliban's Che Guevara?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hakimullah Mehsud is the new leader of the Pakistani Taliban. He's an enemy of Pakistan and, by extension, the United States. However, to some in his own ranks he is a hero: a young P...


UN General Assembly Convenes This Week

Monday, September 21, 2009

As the U.N. General Assembly convenes, it brings together all of its 192 member countries; this year, the U.S. is playing a larger role than usual. President Obama will attend some of...


Hotter Planet Allows Shortcut Through Arctic

Monday, September 21, 2009

For hundreds of years, mariners have dreamed of a shipping shortcut through the Arctic that would allow them to speed trade between Asia and the West. Two German ships became the firs...


Obama Scraps Bush-Era Missile Plan

Friday, September 18, 2009

Yesterday President Obama announced that he is scrapping the Bush administration's plans for a land-based missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic. He's opting instead ...

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Emotional Depression, Economic Recession

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The World Health Organization said last week that within the next 20 years, depression will become the largest health burden on society. But treatment for mental health is often under...


Afghanistan: Is the Current Strategy Working?

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

America's top commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, submitted a strategic review yesterday to General David Petraeus and to NATO. A version of that report will land on...


Does Karadzic Have a Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Card?

Monday, May 25, 2009

The former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was arrested in July 2008, after 11 years on the run. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia accuses him of geno...


North Korea: When is a satellite not a satellite?

Monday, April 06, 2009

The North Koreans have launched what they say is a “communications satellite’ into orbit. America and its allies suspect the state’s “satellite” is in fact a long-range ballistic mis...


Last stop Ankara: President Obama ends his European tour in Turkey

Monday, April 06, 2009

As the last stop on his first Presidential tour of Europe, President Obama heads to Turkey. This visit is seen as another step towards engagement of the Muslim world. Turkey was once ...


G-20 meeting in London to shore up global financial crisis

Monday, March 30, 2009

The G-20, a group of finance ministers and central bank governors from around the world, is set to meet this week in London to tackle the global financial crisis. Dan Price, the White...


In Dubai, all that glitters is not gold

Monday, March 30, 2009

This past weekend, the richest horse-race in the world was run. It was the 14th Dubai World Cup and the prize money was worth six million dollars. (A Kentucky horse named Well Armed w...


It's just not (Indian) cricket if it's in South Africa

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Imagine if, after 9/11, the U.S. government said it was so concerned about another attack, that it decided the World Series would be played outside America. Well, that’s pretty much w...


Iranians and Iranian-Americans react to President Obama's video address

Monday, March 23, 2009

Last Friday, President Barack Obama addressed the people of Iran in a video message on Nowruz, the Persian New Year. In his appeal, Obama paid tribute to Iranian history and culture a...


Creative re-branding in dour times

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

In trying economic times, even the most popular brands fade away. In the UK the famous American brand Woolworth's has all but shuttered its windows, save for one store that's survived...

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