Margaret Thatcher’s reputation around the world is mixed. Some love, some hate her. Anchor Marco Werman shares views from eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America.
A Pakistani woman is running for parliament. Badam Zari is the first woman from Pakistan’s tribal areas to do so. The Tribal Areas, which border Afghanistan, are extremely conservative.
The Associated Press issued a style ruling this week that symbolizes much in the debate over immigration. It dropped the term “illegal immigrant.”
North Korea Tuesday announced it intends to re-open a nuclear facility. Tensions remain high on the Korean peninsula, with the US now beefing up its military strength in response to Pyongyang’s threats. But former US negotiator Joel Wit sees the North’s behavior as rational and predictable.
The arrest of Egyptian satirist, Bassem Yousef, over the weekend made us ask how freedom of expression has evolved in the nations affected by the Arab Spring. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with middle east expert, Michael Wahid Hanna at the Century Foundation.
The acting head of the CIA’s prestigious clandestine service is connected to the controversial detention and “enhanced” interrogation policies adopted after 9/11.
Dozens of people have been killed in riots in central Myanmar over the last week. The targets appear to be the nation’s small Muslim population.
When Steve Bucci agreed to talk to The World about the invasion of Iraq I expected to run into lots of defensive deflection. Bucci was part of the inner circle at the Pentagon at the time of the invasion, as a military assistant to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld [...]
The war in Iraq did not go according to plan. It was hoped that a quick victory would be met with the help and gratitude of a liberated people; a move that could spark a democratic awakening throughout the Middle East. Instead, a stubborn insurgency was born, which morphed into a vicious sectarian conflict.
The new Pope, formerly Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was head of the Jesuit Order in Argentina during much of that nation’s darkest episode, the so-called Dirty War in the 1970s and early ’80s. That has led to some uncomfortable questions there about his role.
The authorities in the Netherlands raised the nation’s terror alert status today, to one level below the highest possible. They’re worried about Dutch citizens returning from jihad in Syria and elsewhere, radicalized.
North Korea has severed its hotline with South Korea, after declaring it no longer considered valid the 1953 ceasefire ending the Korean War. Anchor Marco Werman digs into the history and true nature of international hotline communication with diplomatic historian, Haraldur Þór Egilsson.
The White House said Thursday the US is fully capable of protecting itself, after North Korea threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike on the United States.
Former Polish president, Lech Walesa, set off a storm last week, saying gays didn’t belong in parliament. On Tuesday, Poland’s only openly gay Member of Parliament and a transgender colleague occupied the front benches of the Polish parliament in protest.
Seven young Saudi men, who were due to be put to death for armed robbery, received a stay of execution Tuesday.