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International Affairs

NAM original coverage, youth media stories and ethnic media articles on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. For more information on NAM's coverage on these issues, contact Andrew Lam at alam [at] newamericamedia [dot] org.

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Taliban: If You Can't Beat Them, Buy Them

Mosaic Intelligence Report, Video, Jamal Dajani, Oct 30, 2009

Hamid Karzai's brother might be on the CIA payroll but the real story in Afghanistan is the United States' plan to buy out the Taliban.

Tea on the Axis of Evil

How an American Woman Had Tea on the Axis of Evil

New America Media, Q&A, Suzanne Manneh, Oct 29, 2009

Jean Marie Offenbacher knew little about Syria when it was added to the Axis of Evil. But she moved there to meet ordinary people and document what life was like.


Reducing Historical Baggage Between Turkey and Armenia

Todays Zaman, Editorial, Doğu Ergil, Oct 27, 2009

Finally, the frozen history between Armenia and Turkey has begun to thaw with the signing of the protocols in Zurich on Oct. 10, aiming at initiating diplomatic relations and opening up borders.


Turkish and Armenian Rapprochement: Hope or Hoax?

New America Media, Editorial, Hayg Oshagan/Doğu Ergil, Oct 27, 2009

The Turkish and Armenian foreign ministers signed an accord in Zurich on Oct. 10 that reopens the border between the two countries and creates a joint historical commission to determine what actually happened in 1915. But is the agreement between the two countries a step forward or a capitulation?

The Turkey-Armenia Agreement Is a Farce

New America Media, Commentary, Hayg Oshagan, Oct 27, 2009

There is good reason why most Armenians, not just those in the Diaspora, are up in arms about the Armenian-Turkish protocol.

Honduras Under Fire

New America Now, Audio, Marcelo Ballve and Sandip Roy, Oct 26, 2009

Honduras is still facing a deadlock over its political future. Manuel Zelaya remains in the Brazilian embassy as talks with interim President Roberto Micheletti have not yet produced a solution. New America Media's Marcelo Ballve reports.

Women's Peace Offensive in Afghanistan

InterPress Service, News Analysis , Beena Sarwar, Oct 24, 2009

Women from Pakistan, India and Afghanistan, who have been left out of much of their countries' peace efforts, gathered this month for a peace trialogue in Kabul.

Basta Dobbs, Honduras Under Fire and City of Borders

New America Now, Audio, Oct 23, 2009

This week on New America Now -- The Campaign mounts against Lou Dobbs, Marcelo Ballve looks at the situation in Honduras and Aaron Davidman discusses his play based on a bestselling book 'The Chosen' by Chaim Potok.

Cuba Ends Food Guarantees, Steps Back from Socialist Ideal

New America Media, News Analysis, Louis E.V. Nevaer, Oct 23, 2009

Cuba is set to abandon the food rationing program that has been the cornerstone of its Socialist revolution.

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Typhoon Lupit to Slam Northern Philippines

Inquirer.net, News Report, Nikko Dizon and Alcuin Papa, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Oct 22, 2009

Barely recovering from two deadly typhoons three weeks ago, the Philippines braced yet again for Typhoon Lupit, slated to hit the northern Luzon provinces on Oct. 23 Philippine time.

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