June 13, 2013
The Lengthening List of Iran Sanctions
With concern mounting over Iran's nuclear ambitions, some lawmakers and policy advocates see sanctions as the best option to halt Tehran's uranium enrichment program. The Council on Foreign Relations delves into the sanctions issue in this backgrounder.
April 18, 2013
World Bank Announces Goal to End Extreme Poverty by 2030
The World Bank wants to end extreme global poverty by the year 2030. World Bank president Jim Yong Kim announced the push as the bank began its annual spring meeting along with the International Monetary Fund. Jeffrey Brown interviews Kim about what can be done to alleviate some of the economic suffering around the world.
April 5, 2013
Bringing the Classroom to Jordan's Exploding Refugee Population
The number of Syrian refugees escaping to neighboring Jordan has surpassed 400,000 with thousands more arriving each day. Many of the refugees are children, who normally would be in school but instead are hunkering down in refugee camps.
April 2, 2013
News Wrap: UN Adopts Global Arms Trade Treaty
In other news Tuesday, the U.N. General Assembly adopted the first-ever global arms trade treaty. Nations that ratify the pact will have to regulate the transfers of arms. Also, President Obama asked Congress to invest $100 million to map the human brain to help find cures for serious brain disorders.
April 2, 2013
A World Tour to Meet a Florist, a Barber and Other Microloan Entrepreneurs
They live continents apart -- Symon in Kenya and Bo in Cambodia -- but they have a common thread. Both started small businesses with microloans they received through the networking website Kiva.
March 14, 2013
U.N. Country Rankings Show Fastest Progress in Developing Nations
An annual assessment of 187 countries released Thursday shows improvements in areas such as education and income in more than a dozen developing nations. See a slideshow of the top and bottom ranked countries.
March 7, 2013
As UN Levels New Sanctions, Pyongyang Threatens Pre-emptive Nuclear Attack
The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions against North Korea to stop that country from importing materials for its nuclear program. Ray Suarez talks with Victor Cha of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Joseph DeTrani of Intelligence and National Security Alliance.
March 4, 2013
Kenyans 'Determined' to Move Beyond 2007 Election Violence
Millions of Kenyans voted in general elections Monday, and though there were some incidents of violence, the worst many experienced were lengthy lines and long wait times, international election monitors reported.
Feb. 22, 2013
President Obama and Japan's Prime Minister Meet
From 'Abenomics' to North Korean nukes, President Obama and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have much to discuss when they meet Friday at the White House. We spoke to the Council on Foreign Relations' Sheila Smith about their agenda.
Feb. 15, 2013
For Syrian Refugees in Jordan, Welcome Might Be Wearing 'Thin'
The conflict between anti-government and regime forces in Syria -- pushing two years now -- has forced hundreds of thousands of Syrians from their homes and created a humanitarian nightmare for aid groups and others trying to help them.
Jan. 25, 2013
At World Economic Forum, Talk of Future of European Union and the Euro
As the World Economic Forum convened for its annual conference in Switzerland, Hari Sreenivasan talks to Ray Suarez from Davos about one of the biggest topics of discussion: the European Union and the economic future of its member states, especially the United Kingdom and Germany.
Jan. 24, 2013
Notes From Davos, Day Two: UK Reconsiders Relationship With EU
Thursday at the World Economic Forum brought a lot of talk about money, politics, and the way politics presses on what money is worth and who has it to spend. Earlier this week British Prime Minister David Cameron made a splash by announcing his intention to put his country's continued membership in the European Union to a vote.