Addressing the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday, President Obama rejected Palestinian plans to seek statehood through the international body. He later met with with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and was scheduled to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Ray Suarez reports from New York. Continue reading
Ray Suarez wraps up his series on Cuba with a look at a “medical diplomacy” program that offers medical school education to low-income students from around the world. Continue reading
While the title of Senior Adviser for Innovation at the State Department may sound vague, the problems Alec Ross and his colleagues tackle are very real; from poverty to pandemics, from disaster to diplomacy.
Chinese officials openly criticized President Obama’s decision to meet with exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Thursday. Beijing warned that U.S. recognition of Tibet as an independent state would further strain Sino-U.S. relations. Jeffrey Brown speaks to two experts about recent tension between the nations. Continue reading
In a surprising turn, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced Friday that President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to change the worldwide diplomatic atmosphere, his elicitation of hope and his push for nuclear disarmament. Continue reading
Gwen Ifill reports on the ongoing political standoff in Honduras, where protests continued following the ouster of President Manuel Zelaya, who made an unsuccessful attempt to return Sunday. Continue reading
Amid continuing protests in support of deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, diplomats are attempting to negotiate a peaceful resolution with the country’s new leader. A New York Times reporter gives an update on the situation. Continue reading