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Heart of Darfur: Guide to Factions and Forces

History, tribalism, internal power struggles and fractured lines of communication divide various rebel factions in Sudan. Read more in this guide.

Jul 1st, 2008

We Stand United on Darfur

Senators Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Barack Obama issued a rare joint statement today, deploring the atrocities in the Darfur region of Sudan.

Jul 1st, 2008

Japanese Destroyer Docks in China

For the first time since World War II, a Japanese warship is docked in China.

Jun 24th, 2008

Japan Appoints First Space Development Minister

Japan appointed Fumio Kishida as its first space development minister, following a law passed last month, which allows Japan to use outer space for the purposes of national security.

Jun 20th, 2008

New Arab Coalition Speaks Out on Darfur

The newly formed Arab Coalition for Darfur condemned the Muslim world for its silence on the atrocities in Darfur during the 35th Organization of the Islamic Conference, a meeting of the foreign ministers of 57 Muslim nations.

Jun 20th, 2008

U.S. Admits More Iraqi Refugees

In May, the United States accepted 1,141 Iraqi refugees--the most the U.S. has accepted in a given month. The Bush administration projected it could admit almost 8,000 more refugees by the end of September, closing in on (but not guaranteeing) its goal of 12,000 refugees by fiscal year-end.

Jun 19th, 2008

Four Activists Found Dead in Zimbabwe as Violence Mounts

Four opposition activists were found dead on Thursday, according to Zimbabwe's opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change.

Jun 19th, 2008

China Prep: Production Diary

Director Marije Meerman blogs from China, where she's shooting a film about the gaokao, China's national college entrance exam.

Jun 18th, 2008

Ask Aaron Brown Five Good Questions

Before Aaron makes his WIDE ANGLE debut on Tuesday, July 1, he's participating in PBS's "Five Good Questions" feature, which allows you to interact with the people who appear on PBS.

Jun 18th, 2008

Window into Global History

Explore in-depth, video-centric lesson plans at Windows into Global History.

Jun 16th, 2008

The Effects of Globalization: Introduction

Use this lesson to explore the theme of economics. Students investigate the impact of the World Trade Organization in developing countries.

Jun 15th, 2008

Are All Children at the Same Starting Gate?: Introduction

In this lesson, students get a glimpse of education's status, role, and impact in developing and developed nations; explore the factors that impede schooling; examine efforts to ensure universal access to education; and undertake a project that supports these efforts.

Jun 15th, 2008

China’s Rule of Law: Changing with the Times?: Introduction

Students identify and analyze the positive and negative effects of China's changing legal system. They examine the nation's rule of law to determine its improvement potential and build on their findings to design a program to promote a just and efficient legal system in China.

Jun 15th, 2008

Violence As A Means of Resistance: Introduction

With this case study, students will explore the question of whether violence is an acceptable means of resistance to oppression or whether diplomacy and political solutions must be pursued instead.

Jun 15th, 2008

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