This Week’s WPR Video Highlights

Here are a few of this week’s highlights from WPR’s video section: – This Al Jazeera video breaks the story that Taliban leaders held a secret meeting in the Maldives to discuss Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s reintegration plan. – Two members of the Russian media discuss perceptions of President Barack Obama in Russia as well as U.S.-Russia relations in this WorldFocus video. -Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Internet freedom speech at the Newseum raised eyebrows in China.Our video sectionis updated daily. I’ll highlight videos we post there from time to timeon this blog. Got a tip for where we can […]

This Week’s WPR Video Highlights

Here are a few of this week’s highlights from WPR’s video section: – Minister Mizuho Fukushima, leader of Japan’s small Social Democratic Party, has rejected plansto build a new U.S. Marine base on the island of Okinawa. This video explains what ramifications this could have for Hatoyama’s coalition government. – Youth in Southern Sudan are taking up arms to protect their villages from cross-border attacks. This video shows how the young soldiers are fighting the Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army. – A New America Foundation conversation with author Steven Hill discusses how Europe’s innovation has led to a more supportive, ecologically […]

This Week’s WPR Video Highlights

Here are a few of this week’s highlights from WPR’s video section: – Google has threatened to pull out of China after suspicious cyber-attacks on its products in the country. WSJ breaks down the situation from Hong Kong in this video. – Special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell says peace is possible in the region during this interview with Charlie Rose. – India and Bangladesh are improving relations as Bangladesh cracks down on separatist rebels and India welcomes the Bangladeshi prime minister. Al Jazeera explains in this video. – North Korea’s call for peace talks was swiftly shut […]

This Week’s WPR Video Highlights

Here are a few of this week’s highlights from WPR’s video section: – U.S. Military drones have been hacked by militants. WSJ’s Siobhan Gorman talks about the implications and possible threats this breach may cause. – This Al-Jazeera videoreports on the Kurdish struggle for representation in Turkey after acourt decision banned the pro-Kurdish party from parliament, linkingthem to the PKK. – The delicate relationship between Afghan and U.S. security forces isoften strained as they work together to secure Afghanistan. This VOA video discusses some of the obstacles. Our video sectionis updated daily. I’ll highlight videos we post there from time […]

This Week’s WPR Video Highlights

Here are a few of this week’s highlights from WPR’s video section: -Romanians are discouraged by their choices for the next president as election day approaches. The Wall Street Journal reports in this video. -Kosovo meets resistance in its fight for independence. This Al Jazeera video shows the push back coming from Belgrade. -Residents of Gyumri, Armenia’s once-prospering second city, contemplate the significance of an open border with Turkey in this WSJ video. -United NationsSpecial Representative in Iraq Ad Melkert discusses the political climate in Iraq in this New America Foundation video. And if you missed our Afghanistan strategy video […]

This Week’s WPR Video Highlights

Here are a few of this week’s highlights from WPR’s video section: PresidentBarack Obama held one of his now-classic town hall meetings in Shanghaiwith Chinese students. The twist? Carefully picked attendees andquestions. In this video, Jim Lehrer interviews human rights experts who saythe Internet, a topic Obama made sure to mention in his talk with thestudents, is the key to human rights in China. Former Secretaryof State Henry Kissinger says the Obama administration has made greatgains for U.S.-Russian relations in this interview with Russia Today. IraqiVice President Tariq al-Hashemi has brought a much anticipate electionin Iraq to a halt. In […]

This Week’s WPR Video Highlights

Here are a few of the week’s highlights from WPR’s video section: As Germany celebrates 20 years since the Berlin Wall crumbled, some vintage footage from PBS’ NewsHour provides a look back to what policymakers and pundits of the day were thinking. From utter shock and surprise to apprehension, then-Sens. Richard Lugar and Sam Nunn, arms negotiator Paul Nitze, former National Security Adviser Walt Rostow, and former ambassador and economist John Galbraith explore what this new East Germany might look like. So, how did they do? In Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s latest dig at Thailand’s current government, Cambodia has […]

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