• February 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Is there an economic explanation for the world running riot, especially in North Africa? Maybe, says investment advisor Ed Yardeni, an otherwise pretty consistently conservative economist. He cites distinguished Brandeis University, historian David Hackett Fischer and Fischer’s 1996 book, “The … Continue reading

  • February 23, 2011  

    In other news Wednesday, protests continued across the Arab world as new unrest developed in Greece and India. Protesters in Yemen held their ground after their camp was attacked by pro-government forces. In Saudia Arabia, King Abdullah announced a series of pay raises in benefits to stave off protests in his country. Continue reading

  • February 22, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, demonstrations calling for leaders’ resignations continued in Bahrain and Yemen. In New Zealand, the hunt for survivors began after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake devastated Christchurch, the country’s second-largest city, and killed at least 65 people. Continue reading

  • February 21, 2011  

    Violence spread to Tripoli, Libya’s capital, as longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi fought to hold onto power. Simon Israel of Independent Television News reports on the turmoil. Then, Jeffrey Brown talks with Dartmouth College’s Dirk Vandewalle and Libyan-American activist Najla Abdurrahman about what’s next for Libya. Continue reading

  • February 18, 2011  

    Protesters defied a ban on mass demonstrations Friday in Bahrain, holding funeral processions for those killed in clashes. Growing unrest could also be seen in Libya and Yemen. Jeffrey Brown gets perspective on the violence and the king of Bahrain’s proposal for dialogue with the opposition with Gary Sick of Columbia University. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2011  

    Following in the footsteps of Tunisia and Egypt, several nations in the Arab world have erupted in anti-government protests. Demonstrators took to the streets in Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Iran and Bahrain. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on the protests in Libya. Continue reading

  • February 15, 2011  

    Inspired by the demonstrations that ousted Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak, protesters in Bahrain, Iraq, Iran and Yemen took to the streets Tuesday demanding political reforms and greater freedoms. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on unrest in Bahrain. Continue reading

  • February 15, 2011  

    As President Obama urged leaders not to use violence on protesters, hard-line Iranian Parliament members called for anti-government demonstration leaders to be executed. Jeffrey Brown discusses whether protests there will lead to reforms with the New America Foundation’s Afshin Molavi and U.S. Institute of Peace’s Robin Wright. Continue reading

  • February 14, 2011  

    In other news Monday, China passed Japan to become the world’s second-largest economy after Japan’s economy shrunk the final quarter of 2010. Japan has placed behind the U.S. for much of the past 40 years. In Iran, protests inspired by the uprising in Egypt brought thousands of opposition demonstrators into central Tehran. Continue reading

  • February 3, 2011  

    Chaos continued to escalate in Egypt as President Hosni Mubarak told ABC News that stepping down now would create further turmoil. Judy Woodruff has more with Steve Clemons of the New America Foundation, Samer Shehata of Georgetown University and Steven Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations. Continue reading