Dec. 26, 2005
Assessing Tsunami Recovery One Year After
Two guests involved in the disaster relief efforts after last year's tsunami in South Asia discuss the international effort that provided shelter, supplies and medical attention and prevented further deaths among the survivors from epidemics and starvation.
Dec. 21, 2005
Two experts discuss how Saddam Hussein's trial stacks up to other noted war crimes tribunals of the modern age.
Dec. 15, 2005
A World Without Borders
As rapid advances in technology occur, some experts say globalization has created a new, border-free world that gives more power to individuals and also allows for illicit trafficking. Two authors discuss globalization, and the resulting new world economy.
Dec. 5, 2005
Saddam Hussein on Trial
A reporter gives an update on Saddam Hussein's trial on charges of crimes against humanity.
Nov. 17, 2005
Suicide bomb attacks and other forms of violence have more than doubled this year in Afghanistan. A U.S. military officer who served in Afghanistan and a journalist who covers the region discuss possible causes for the upsurge.
Nov. 9, 2005
Health Experts Unveil Global Strategy to Tackle Bird Flu
International health experts met for three days ending Wednesday in Geneva to hammer out a global strategy against bird flu.
Nov. 8, 2005
Line of Control Opened for Earthquake Relief
For the first time since 1947, officials opened the line of control separating Indian- and Pakistani- administered Kashmir to allow relief efforts to reach earthquake survivors. An Independent Television News report looks at the historic decision and the chaos that ensued.
Nov. 8, 2005
No Resolution in Hemispheric Free Trade Talks
The Summit of the Americas in Argentina brought 34 countries together to discuss issues facing the hemisphere but were dominated by talks about a free trade zone. Following a background report on President Bush's role in the conference, two trade experts give opposing perspectives on free market reform in Latin America.
Nov. 3, 2005
World Leaders Condemn Iranian President
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's recent comments against Israel and his decision to fire 40 senior diplomats and ambassadors, many in favor of warmer ties with the West, have drawn sharp criticism from world leaders. Following a background report, two experts discuss the future of Iran under Ahmadinejad.
Nov. 1, 2005
Slow Recovery in Pakistan
Following a report from Pakistan on the efforts to deliver aid to earthquake survivors, U.N. Undersecretary General Jan Egeland, who is in charge of U.N. relief efforts in Pakistan, provides an assessment of the recovery.
Oct. 25, 2005
Revisiting Coverage of NAFTA
As part of its 30th Anniversary coverage, the NewsHour returns to Autaugaville, Ala. to take a look at the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, on a small broom factory.
Oct. 18, 2005
Earthquake Relief in Pakistan
Following a report on the race to prevent more deaths in the aftermath of the earthquake in Pakistan, two experts discuss the ongoing relief efforts.
Oct. 10, 2005
Deadly Earthquake Shakes Asia
Three Independent Television News reports focus on the search for survivors in the rubble of the Pakistan-India earthquake that killed an estimated 20,000 people, many of them young children in school, and injured thousands more.
Oct. 7, 2005
Nobel Peace Prize Winners
A report on Friday's announcement that the International Atomic Energy Agency and its director, Mohamed ElBaradei, won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize.
Oct. 7, 2005
Debating the Miers Nomination
Jim Lehrer speaks with NewsHour analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks about the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the IAEA, President Bush's speech on terrorism and the Senate vote on interrogation limits.
Oct. 5, 2005
The African Union in Darfur
Two experts from the humanitarian group Refugees International talk about the ongoing war in the Darfur region of Sudan and the African Union's efforts to bring stability to the region.
Sept. 28, 2005
U.N. Reform Document Just a Start, Bolton Tells Congress
Two weeks after helping approve a compromise United Nations reform plan, U.N. Ambassador John Bolton told members of Congress on Wednesday that the United States "didn't get everything we wanted," but it was a start.
Sept. 15, 2005
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, in Washington for meetings at the U.N. and with President Bush, discusses the latest violence in his country and the possibility of a timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops.
Sept. 5, 2005
Oil-for-Food Report Released
The U.N. Oil-for-Food Commission presented its final report Wednesday, calling for significant changes. Following a background report, Ray Suarez speaks with Commission Chairman Paul Volcker.
Aug. 23, 2005
Africa's Food Crisis
Starvation threatens 3 million people in Niger and millions more in other impoverished African countries, but a lackluster international response has failed to provide the needed emergency relief. Two experts discuss the problem and possible solutions.
Aug. 9, 2005
Six-nation talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program stalled recently with an agreement to return to negotiations in late August. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, chief U.S. envoy to North Korea and the lead U.S. negotiator, discusses the talks.
Aug. 8, 2005
North Korea and Iran demand that they be allowed to develop nuclear energy for civilian use have derailed separate diplomatic efforts to curtail their programs. After a background report on the stalled talks, experts analyze what these latest developments mean for global nonproliferation efforts.
Aug. 4, 2005
Famine in Niger
In Niger, one of the world's poorest countries, 15 people die each day as villages struggle to find food. Following a background report, an economist discusses the problems facing the nation's 3 million people.
Aug. 1, 2005
A New Ambassador at the U.N.
Despite opposition from many Democrats, President Bush on Monday circumvented Senate approval and appointed embattled nominee John Bolton to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Two experts assess Bolton's role at the United Nations and how effectively the new ambassador will likely be at the U.N.
Aug. 1, 2005
President Bush Appoints John Bolton to United Nations
Despite ongoing opposition by many Democrats, President Bush on Monday circumvented Senate approval and appointed embattled former State Department official John Bolton to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
July 22, 2005
Richard Rodriguez Considers the North American Free Trade Agreement
Essayist Richard Rodriguez considers the NAFTA.
July 20, 2005
Farmers Differ Over CAFTA
The House is set to vote on the Central American Free Trade Agreement. Some U.S. dairy farmers believe CAFTA will help business, while some sugar farmers disagree.
July 8, 2005
G-8 Summit Agreement
The Group of Eight summit concluded Friday with an agreement to increase aid to Africa, but no movement on reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Following a background report, two foreign policy experts debate the results of the G-8 meeting and whether or not the aid package to Africa will lead to economic growth.
July 8, 2005
Identifying Srebrenica's Missing
Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro of Twin Cities Public Television reports on continuing efforts by the International Commission on Missing Persons to identify bodies found in mass graves in Srebrenica on the 10th anniversary of the Bosnian massacre.
July 6, 2005
The International Olympic Committee early Wednesday chose London to host the 2012 Summer Games over Paris, the early favorite. Social sciences professor and Olympic historian John MacAloon talks about the Olympics bidding process.
July 5, 2005
Climate Tension Discussion
As President Bush heads to the three-day G-8 summit Tuesday, experts discuss possible solutions to international climate change, an issue that will be brought up at the summit.
July 5, 2005
President Bush headed to Europe Tuesday for a three-day meeting with other industrial nations to discuss international economic issues. One of the topics on the G-8 agenda is climate change. Betty Ann Bowser of the Science Unit reports on the science and politics of climate change.
June 30, 2005
Sixteen Confirmed Dead from Tuesday's Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan
The bodies of 16 servicemen were retrieved by coalition forces from a helicopter crash site Thursday, military officials said. The MH-47 Chinook was shot down in eastern Afghanistan Tuesday. Analysts consider the ongoing violence against U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
June 30, 2005
Senate Debates Central America Free Trade Agreement
The Senate is slated Wednesday to vote on the much-debated Central American Free Trade Agreement, which would open the markets of six South American nations to the United States. A look at the conflict over CAFTA.
June 21, 2005
Vietnamese Prime Minister Visits President Bush on Request to Join WTO
For the first time since the end of the Vietnam War, a Vietnamese leader visited the White House. Prime Minister Phan Van Khai met with President Bush to speak about Vietnam's request to be a member of the World Trade Organization and a possible visit by the president to the island nation next year.
June 20, 2005
The White House, Congress Continue to Battle over Bolton for U.N. Ambassador
President Bush urged the Senate Monday to end debate on U.N. ambassador nominee John Bolton and allow an up-or-down vote. The president also did not respond to questions about a possible recess appointment of Bolton during Congress' summer break.
June 14, 2005
Trials Continue at The Hague for Bosian Serb War Crimes
As the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia continues at The Hague, the U.N. war crimes tribunal president discusses the trial and the push to arrest former Bosnian Serb leaders such as Ratko Mladic.
June 13, 2005
In an effort to bolster struggling nations, G8 finance ministers have agreed to cancel the $40 billion debt that 18 countries owe to the World Bank, IMF and African Development Bank. Two development experts discuss the proposal and what the cancellation could mean for Africa's future.
June 7, 2005
Tony Blair Discusses U.S. Aid to Africa and the EU Constitution
Leading up to the G-8 Summit in Britain in July, British Prime Minister Tony Blair touts his new plan to fight poverty in African nations and discusses the need for additional U.S. aid on the continent, challenges to the EU constitution and his thoughts on the controversial "Downing Street Memo."
June 1, 2005
Dutch Voters Reject EU Constitution at Polls
Voters in the Netherlands Wednesday rejected the proposed European Union Constitution. The EU Ambassador to the U.S. discusses the organization's future in the wake of the constitution's defeat at the hands of Dutch and French voters.
May 31, 2005
U.S., EU Clash Over Airplane Subsidies
The United States and European Union have filed complaints against each other with the World Trade Organization over subsidies to aircraft makers Airbus and Boeing.
May 31, 2005
Dutch Voters Are Preparing to Vote No to EU Constitution
Sarah Smith of Independent Television News reports on the upcoming vote on the European Constitution in the Netherlands.
May 30, 2005
France Rejects European Constitution
France handed the European Union a setback Sunday when it voted against a constitution aimed at making the EU a united global powerhouse. Three European specialists discuss the vote.
May 30, 2005
Outgoing Head of World Bank, James Wolfensohn, Shares Views on U.S., Mideast
Outgoing World Bank president James Wolfensohn discusses U.S. contributions to world needs and his new position as negotiator in the Middle East.
May 27, 2005
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Conference Ends Without An Agreement
The month-long 188-nation meeting to review the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty conference ended Friday without a new plan to tighten controls on the spread of nuclear arms.
May 27, 2005
The Senate Delays U.N. Ambassador Nominee John Bolton Confirmation Vote
The vote to end debate on the nomination of John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations fell four votes short on the Senate floor Thursday night, delaying a final vote on Bolton's confirmation until after the Memorial Day recess.
May 27, 2005
New Technologies Underscore Nuclear Proliferation Challenges
The ease with which states and others might obtain nuclear technology has made the job of U.N. officials charged with policing the spread of nuclear material that much more difficult. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles reports on the science behind the fight against nuclear proliferation.
May 26, 2005
Senate Delays Vote on Bolton Nomination to U.N.
The Senate moved Thursday to postpone a vote on the embattled nomination of John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations until next month.
May 26, 2005
Senate Democrats Attempt to Delay Bolton Vote
Until the White House releases classified information about U.N. ambassador designate John Bolton, Democrats have promised to try to delay a vote on the embattled nominee until next month.
May 23, 2005
Afghan President Hamid Karzai visited President Bush at the White House Monday, where the two leaders discussed the reported maltreatment of Afghan detainees, the spread of poppy cultivation and the autonomy of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
May 18, 2005
Senate Oil-for-Food Probe Points Finger at Foreign Officials, Corporations
The Senate subcommittee investigating allegations of wrongdoing in the U.N. oil-for-food program this week released reports implicating British Parliament Member George Galloway and a number of private corporations of wrongdoing.
May 17, 2005
George Galloway Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Investigations
British Parliament Member George Galloway testified Tuesday before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations over allegations of wrongdoing in the U.N. oil-for-food program and denied any involvement in the scandal.
May 13, 2005
Shields and Brooks Discuss the Fight Over Judicial Nominees, John Bolton
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's decision to send John Bolton's nomination as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to the Senate floor for a vote without an endorsement and the Senate's heated standoff over judicial nominees.
May 12, 2005
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sends Bolton Nomination to Full Senate
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday sent John Bolton's nomination as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to the full Senate without an endorsement.
May 12, 2005
Bolton Nomination Moves Forward Without Committee Endorsement
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday voted to send the president's nomination of John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to the Senate floor for a full vote, but declined to recommend whether the nominee should be approved. Two senators from the committee discuss the issue.
May 10, 2005
President Bush Praises the Georgian Republic's Role in Spread of Democracy
After taking part in ceremonies to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Russia, President Bush delivered a speech at Freedom Square in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi and praised the ex-Soviet republic as a model for democratic revolution. Experts discuss the growing pains for three former Soviet republics.
May 9, 2005
The U.S.-Russian Relationship
President Bush joined Russian President Vladimir Putin as part of a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany. Bush also became the first U.S. president to visit the ex-Soviet republic of Georgia. Experts discuss Bush's presence in Moscow and the state of the U.S.-Russian relationship.
May 5, 2005
Nuclear Tensions Between U.S., Iran and North Korea Continue to Grow
As diplomats meet at the U.N. headquarters in New York to review the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty this month, tensions between the United States and Iran and North Korea over their nuclear programs continue to grow.
May 4, 2005
U.S. Joins Russian Effort to Secure Nuclear Weapons
As diplomats from more than 180 countries meet in New York to conduct a month-long review of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, leaders in Moscow are working to keep Russian nuclear weapons from falling into the wrong hands.
May 2, 2005
United Nation Opens Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference
Diplomats from more than 180 countries launched a month-long review of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty Monday. Two nonproliferation experts discuss the nuclear challenges posed by Iran and North Korea.
April 20, 2005
Senate Committee Delays Bolton Confirmation Vote
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee delayed voting on the embattled nomination of John Bolton as U.N. ambassador to review allegations of misdeeds. Kwame Holman reports on the continuing controversy.
April 14, 2005
Senate Democrats Delay John Bolton Confirmation Vote Until Next Week
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee delayed the confirmation vote of U.N. Ambassador designate John Bolton until next week. Senators Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., and George Allen, R-Va., discuss the confirmation hearings and the opposition to Bolton's nomination.
April 12, 2005
President Bush's Nominees Face Tough Congressional Questions
John Bolton, President Bush's nominee for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and John Negroponte, the nominee for director of national intelligence, have faced intense questioning in Congress. Media correspondent Terence Smith looks both hearings.
April 11, 2005
U.N. Ambassador Nominee John Bolton Faces Senate Confirmation Hearings
U.N. Ambassador designate John Bolton faced a tough confirmation hearing Monday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Former U.S. ambassadors to the U.N. discuss the hearing and debate the pros and cons of Bolton's nomination.
April 11, 2005
John Bolton Appears Before Senate Foreign Relations Committee
U.N. ambassador designate John Bolton appeared before a Senate committee Monday, facing tough questions from Democrats and Republicans over his past criticisms of the United Nations.
April 6, 2005
Tsunami Recovery in the Maldives Islands
The U.N.'s top official for development aid said, despite the successful initial response to last year's tsunami disaster, recent attempts to return people to work and their homes has been slow. Jonathan Silvers looks at the rebuilding efforts in the Maldives Islands, which was 1500 miles from the epicenter of the earthquake.
April 5, 2005
Crisis in the Congo
Increased fighting between warring factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo has left an estimated 1.8 million people homeless, a crisis the UN has named one of the world's worst.
March 31, 2005
Wolfowitz Elected 10th President of the World Bank
Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, the new president-elect of the World Bank, discusses the controversy surrounding his nomination, his view of the bank's role in the world and his plan for fulfilling the bank's mission of stamping out poverty around the globe.
March 29, 2005
Former Fed. Chairman Volcker Discusses U.N. Oil-for-Food Scandal Report
The commission investigating corruption in the United Nations Oil-for-Food program in Iraq released its findings Tuesday. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, who led the investigation, talks about the report's findings.
March 21, 2005
U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan Presents Reform Plans for World Body
United Nations Secretary-general Kofi Annan presented reform plans for the world body Monday. Ray Suarez speaks with two experts on the U.N. about the proposed reforms.
March 17, 2005
U.N. Security Council Deadlocked over Sudan Resolution
A U.S. draft resolution that would authorize deployment of 10,000 peacekeeping troops to Sudan deadlocked on Wednesday at the U.N. Security Council. The main sticking point was how to prosecute the alleged perpetrators of the atrocities.
March 17, 2005
President Bush Meets with the McCartney Sisters, Shuns Sinn Fein
President Bush met Thursday with the family of Robert McCartney, a man who was murdered six weeks ago at a pub. The man's killers are widely believed to be members of the Irish Republican Army. For the first time in 10 years the leader of Sinn Fein was not invited to the traditional White House St. Patrick's Day celebration.
March 16, 2005
President Bush Nominates Paul Wolfowitz to Lead World Bank
President Bush selected Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz to become the next president of the World Bank. His nomination is already raising questions from the international community. A discussion about the controversial pick and his new role in the World Bank.
March 10, 2005
U.N. Condemns Child Exploitation in War
A new United Nations report on children and armed conflict says children in areas ravaged by war are at great risk for abuse and exploitation. The U.N. special representative for Children and Armed Conflict discusses the report's findings.
March 8, 2005
President Bush Nominates John Bolton as U.S. Ambassador to U.N.
President Bush nominated Undersecretary of State John Bolton, an arms control expert and outspoken UN critic, as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Two policy analysts discuss the surprise nomination.
March 7, 2005
Arms Control Expert Chosen As Next U.N. Ambassador
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced Monday that Undersecretary of State John Bolton, an outspoken arms control expert, is President Bush's choice to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Feb. 24, 2005
Presidents Bush and Putin Discuss Democracy and Nuclear Proliferation
President Bush ended his four-day European trip with a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Slovakia. President Bush raised his concerns about Russia's commitment to democracy, though the two leaders agreed to lead the fight against nuclear proliferation together.
Feb. 23, 2005
President Bush Calls Germany "Closest Ally" on Trip to Mainz
Calling Europe America's closest ally, President Bush met with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in Mainz, Germany to rebuild a partnership strained by the war in Iraq.
Feb. 23, 2005
President Bush Meets With Gerhard Schroeder to Rebuild Partnership
Calling Europe America's closest ally, President Bush met with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in Mainz, Germany in an attempt to rebuild a relationship strained by the war in Iraq. Three analysts discuss today's summit meeting and the future of the trans-Atlantic alliance.
Feb. 23, 2005
A New Russia Emerges Under President Vladimir Putin
Fifteen years after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russian President Vladimir Putin has implemented policies that have completely transformed Russian life, business, and politics.
Feb. 16, 2005
The Kyoto Treaty, signed in 1997 to combat global warming, went into effect Wednesday. Gwen Ifill leads a discussion on the newly enacted treaty and the U.S. decision not to participate.
Feb. 10, 2005
Iranians Rally in Support of Country's Nuclear Program
In the city of Tehran, the Iranian government urged its people to come out in support of the country's nuclear program amid U.S. and international pressure. Margaret Warner speaks with NewsHour correspondent Elizabeth Farnsworth about Thursday's rally in Iran.
Feb. 4, 2005
New Report Lists Most Underreported Stories of 2004
Terence Smith speaks with the executive director of Doctors Without Borders about the most underreported stories of 2004 and why he believes the press did not give substantial attention to these global humanitarian crises.
Feb. 4, 2005
Experts Discuss Iran's Nuclear Ambitions
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday that attacking Iran is "not on the agenda at this point." Two experts discuss how the United States should handle Iran's nuclear program.
Feb. 3, 2005
The U.N. Oil-for-Food Program Report Released
A U.N. report released Thursday said the U.N. Oil-for-Food program was tainted by fraud. After a report on the findings, Margaret Warner talks with former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, who led the investigation.
Feb. 1, 2005
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Interview
Simon Marks sat down with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to discuss the wide array of issues facing the two nations including the nuclear standoff in North Korea, President Bush's call for democratic reform throughout the world and the recent electoral turmoil in Ukraine.
Jan. 26, 2005
Spreading Freedom in the World
President Bush spoke of his drive to lead the world's democratic movement at Wednesday's press conference. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and National Review editor Rich Lowry analyze the president's efforts.
Jan. 24, 2005
Yushenko Balances Reforms With the Need for Stability
Two experts assess the challenges facing Viktor Yushenko as he works to mend Ukrainian relations with Russia after a tumultuous election and as the pro-western leader looks toward Europe for its future.
Jan. 20, 2005
Analysts Discuss the Theme of Democracy in President Bush's Inaugural Address
President George W. Bush began his second term Thursday, pledging to spread liberty across the globe with the larger view of defending American freedom. Two senior analysts discuss the Bush administration's foreign policy agenda and look ahead to America's role abroad in the president's second term.
Jan. 17, 2005
United Nations Plan to Fight Global Poverty
The U.N. issued a report laying out the blueprint to dramatically reduce global poverty. Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Millennium Project and lead author of the report, joins Margaret Warner to discuss the economic conditions in one of the world's poorest regions.
Jan. 14, 2005
Violence in Sudan's troubled Darfur region continues despite ongoing peace talks. Ray Suarez leads a discussion with Francis Deng, a former Sudanese diplomat who was the representative of the United Nations' secretary general on internally displaced persons, and Salih Booker, director of Africa Action.
Jan. 6, 2005
World Leaders Meet in Indonesia for Tsunami Emergency Relief Summit
World leaders met Thursday in Indonesia at an emergency aid summit for tsunami relief efforts. Margaret Warner talks with the World Bank director for Indonesia about the meeting in Jakarta.