Asia Pacific

CIA And ISI Nurtured Mujahedeen And Taliban

August 3, 2010

Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, a husband and wife team, began their experience in Afghanistan when they were the first American journalists to acquire permission to enter behind Soviet lines in 1981 for CBS News and produced a documentary, Afghanistan Between Three Worlds, for PBS. In 1983 they returned to Kabul with Harvard Negotiation project…

CIA And ISI Nurtured Mujahedeen And Taliban

August 3, 2010

Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, a husband and wife team, began their experience in Afghanistan when they were the first American journalists to acquire permission to enter behind Soviet lines in 1981 for CBS News and produced a documentary, Afghanistan Between Three Worlds, for PBS. In 1983 they returned to Kabul with Harvard Negotiation project…

G20 The Shape Of Things To Come

June 29, 2010

The G-20 wrapped up its work in Toronto on Sunday, and sent a message. Part of that message was in a document, 27 pages of a little bit of something for everybody. They also sent a message through the Canadian police about how the countries of the G-20 might deal with opposition to their plans.…

G20 The Shape Of Things To Come

June 29, 2010

The G-20 wrapped up its work in Toronto on Sunday, and sent a message. Part of that message was in a document, 27 pages of a little bit of something for everybody. They also sent a message through the Canadian police about how the countries of the G-20 might deal with opposition to their plans.…

Is Obama Wedded To A Doomed Strategy – And Why Are All Canadians Part Of This?

June 25, 2010

The firing of General Stanley McChrystal by President Obama should give Americans, Canadians and the people of other NATO countries fighting in Afghanistan a moment to reflect on why their daughters and sons are dying and killing there. Not because of McChrystal's departure, but for President Obama's renewed commitment to a 'counter-terrorism' strategy that is…

Is Obama Wedded To A Doomed Strategy – And Why Are All Canadians Part Of This?

June 25, 2010

The firing of General Stanley McChrystal by President Obama should give Americans, Canadians and the people of other NATO countries fighting in Afghanistan a moment to reflect on why their daughters and sons are dying and killing there. Not because of McChrystal's departure, but for President Obama's renewed commitment to a 'counter-terrorism' strategy that is…

Thailand: riots rage after protest crackdown

May 20, 2010

Riots flare up in Bangkok after Thai military vehicles smash barricades to move in on the red shirt protest camps, forcing the leaders to surrender. Asia correspondent Nick Paton Walsh on the latest from Thailand, as reports emerge of pockets of resistence up to 1,000 people strong.

Campaign to cut entitlements in the U.S.

May 10, 2010
Part 2: Campaign draws "link" between debt to China, and spending on Social Security and Medicare

Centenary of Mark Twain’s death

April 21, 2010

The War Prayerby Mark Twain The story is in response to the Philippine-American War of 1899-1902. It was a time of great and exalting excitement. The country was up in arms, the war was on, in every breast burned the holy fire of patriotism; the drums were beating, the bands playing, the toy pistols popping,…

China: Just process in Copenhagen important

December 17, 2009

Denmark's Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, has opened the 10th day of proceedings at the Copenhagan Conference with disputes leaving several major issues unresolved. China, India, and Brazil are protesting the gathering's latest draft texts. The Danish presidency put forward the documents without consulting other parties at the summit on Wednesday. China's representative in Copenhagen…