March 2007 Archives



Live Debate  |  March 2, 2007 10:32 AM

India-Pakistan Relations

Panelists discuss India-Pakistan relations, the recent terrorist attacks, and the road to peace.

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Editor's Inbox  |  March 2, 2007 12:50 PM

Impacts of Climate Change

Climate change poses unique challenges to U.S. national security and interests. Yet current approaches and methods for understanding climate change and its impact fall short in their efforts to help us anticipate and prepare for these eventualities. This white paper is intended to help imagine potential impacts of climate change and the develop alternative analytical approaches for understanding climate change disruptions.

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Guest Analyst  |  March 5, 2007 4:02 PM

Bush's Delusional Cuba Policy

Since becoming Acting President of Cuba last July, Raul Castro has on several occassions offered to begin a dialogue with the United States. Each time, the offer has been rejected. Speaking to the Council of the Americas on February 21st, U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez made it clear that this will not change, that the Bush administration will not deal with the “successor regime” in Cuba. Instead, Bush will continue efforts to bring down the Cuban government.

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Global Poll  |  March 9, 2007 12:10 PM

Latin America: Down on Bush, Not Democracy

President Bush’s effort to show Latin Americans that “you have a friend in the United States of America,” may be a hard sell during his five-nation tour of the region: A majority of Latin Americans view the United States unfavorably, recent multinational surveys show, and most disapprove of the Bush administration’s foreign policies.

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Panelist View  |  March 10, 2007 2:05 PM

Changing Behavior to Fight Aids: Overrated

A recent article in Lancet published the results of a study data from two clinical trials in Africa that suggest that circumcision reduces a man’s risk of contracting HIV by as much as 65 percent. Going by the articles in Uganda and Kenyan newspapers, this caused quite some excitement.

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Guest Analyst  |  March 15, 2007 5:37 PM

Iranian Women Activists: In It To Win It

In March 2007, in an unusual political act for Tehran, nearly a hundred women gathered without the Interior Ministry’s permission in front of a court building to protest the trial of five women activists who had participated in a rally in June 2006. Police and security agents beat and detained the protesters and sent 33 people to Evin Prison. Like other activists taking action against the government’s discriminatory and oppressive policies, the women were charged with threatening national security, agitating against the government and taking part in illegal actions.

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Guest Analyst  |  March 19, 2007 6:20 PM

The U.S.-Pakistan Tango

Newark, Delaware and Toronto -- Are U.S.-Pakistan relations undergoing a significant transformation?

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Travel Video  |  March 22, 2007 10:41 AM

Video: Touring the Antarctic Peninsula

We don't have a PostGlobal panelist in Antarctica, and the continent hasn't factored into too many geopolitical struggles since World War II, but PostGlobal editor Amar Bakshi recently traveled there and created a video about his trip. Check it out here. It's part of a larger package at www.washingtonpost.com/antarctica. Look there and then read the transcript of Amar and a group of scientists here.

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VIDEO | Touring the Antarctic Peninsula



Guest Analyst  |  March 28, 2007 10:44 AM

Zimbabwe at a Tipping Point?

Since the brutal attack on Zimbabwean opposition and civic leaders on March 11, and the strong international response against the Mugabe regime, speculation has grown that Zimbabwe is on the cusp of political change. There are certainly indicators that Mugabe is weaker and more isolated than he has ever been, not only internationally, but at national and regional levels. With his party mired in a destructive battle over succession, and the emergence of a more critical tone in some of the statements from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union, it has clearly become harder for the Zimbabwean leader to espouse his anti-imperialist rhetoric with the resonance of the past.

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