Topic: Voice of America
Former Czech President Vaclav Havel was a victim of communist dictatorship; North Korean leader Kim Jong-il was a communist dictator. It is time to correct a historic injustice and award Havel the Nobel Peace Prize posthumously for his lifetime achievements.
12/23/2011 09:15 am
Global News Blog Skeptics cast doubt on Fukushima status, even as Japan declares nuclear reactors 'stable'
Japan's government declared that the damaged reactors from the Fukushima disaster were 'stable.' Not everyone is convinced.
12/16/2011 12:18 pm
Voice of America (VOA), the jewel in America's public diplomacy effort abroad, is set to be streamlined. Some programs can be downsized. But VOA is in the national interest, especially as Russia, China, and Iran expand state-supported media. Cuts should be handled with care.
12/12/2011 10:39 am
Letters to the Editor for the weekly issue of December 12, 2011: One reader asks, how long until America's enemies acquire drone technology and attack the US? Another: Didn't the US abandon Hungarians to a Soviet crackdown after Voice of America broadcasts encouraged rebellion? A third reader explains: Real presidential leaders seek out people who don't agree with them.
12/12/2011 12:00 am
Foreign Policy magazine questions how much safer the world is without Al Qaeda propagandist Anwar al-Awlaki; the press awaits the Amanda Knox verdict; and Israel offers peace talks, again.
10/03/2011 09:20 am
Before 9/11, the Bush administration was beginning to take a stronger stance against China on Taiwan. But after 9/11, Washington resumed a conciliatory relationship that has colored – for the worse – US-China relations.
09/21/2011 01:27 pm
UN Secretary-General Ban expressed frustration about the lack of unity among UN members on how best to deal with Syria's brutal crackdown on a pro-democracy uprising.
09/06/2011 09:51 am
Labor Day marks a rough year for President Obama and the labor union movement that had high hopes for him. Unemployment remains high, and unions are under fire from political conservatives.
09/04/2011 04:50 pm
Scores of people have been killed and tens of thousands displaced as northern and southern forces clash ahead of the South's July 9 succession.
06/15/2011 11:59 am
The Libyan government said leader Muammar Qaddafi’s youngest son, the relatively unknown Saif al-Arab Qaddafi, was killed in a NATO airstrike on a Tripoli house Saturday evening.
05/01/2011 10:25 am