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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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Lessons from Honduras for Haiti's Recovery

New America Media, Interview, Marcelo Ballv, Mar 07, 2010

Earthquakes in Haiti and Chile highlight the vulnerabilities of urban developments and the need for emergency housing. In the Amarateca Valley in central Honduras, relief organizations have built seven villages from scratch after Hurricane Mitch in 1998. Sociologist Ryan Alaniz lives in the Valley and describes how the new communities are working.

New America Now: The Oscar Goes To, On the Road with Evo, Global Lives

New America Now, Audio, Mar 05, 2010

Valeria Fernandez shares a story about the Mexican workers who craft the Oscar, Tupac Saavedra followed Bolivian president Evo Morales during his election campaign in On the Road with Evo, and Executive Director David Evan Harris talks about his Global Lives Project.

Beneath the Lion's Gaze

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Feb 23, 2010

Love, loyalty, friendship and betrayal during the Ethiopian Civil War are depicted in Beneath the Lion's Gaze by Maaza Mengiste.


Winning the Afghanistan War in Pakistan

Mosaic Intelligence Report, Video , Jamal Dajani, Feb 22, 2010

Why did Pakistani newspapers and televisions downplay the recent successes against Al-Qaeda and Taliban, being touted as evidence of successful U.S.-Pakistani cooperation?

Internally Displaced Persons

Invisible Among the Dispossessed: Internally Displaced Persons

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Feb 18, 2010

While a refugee who fits the strict definition given by the Geneva Convention is, at least in principle, provided some legal protection, such as the right to food and shelter and the freedom to practice his religion, an internally displaced person is virtually invisible, his story never told, and his rights nonexistent.


Beijing Has Changed, Washington Has Not

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Feb 16, 2010

President Obama's refusal to cancel his meeting with the Dalai Lama despite China's demand to do so is the latest of many geopolitical activities that suggests that Obama is playing his China cards the way his predecessors did. But should he?


Israel: Occupation or Apartheid

Mosaic Intelligence Report, Video , Jamal Dajani, Feb 08, 2010

The dreaded Apartheid word has once again made its way into Israeli media, not by a leftist "self-hating Jew", but by the Minister of Defense.

War on Drugs or War on Mexicans?

New America Media, News analysis, Jose Luis Sierra, Feb 06, 2010

In the wake of the massacre of 16 youths at a birthday party in Ciudad Juarez, Mexican politicos pointed fingers at each other and stonewalled journalists while civilians all over the country reaffirmed their lack of confidence in their government at all levels

India vs China

Why India Has an Advantage Over China

India Currents, Commentary, Raywat Deonandan, Feb 05, 2010

Democracy, English and age profile are just three of the reasons why India might have an advantage over China in the race to the top according to one commentator. But India has a lot of hurdles of its own.

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