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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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taiwan arms sales

Arms Sales Adds Complexity to US-China-Taiwan Triangle

New America Media, News analysis, George Koo, Feb 04, 2010

President Obamas announcement to sell $6.4 billion of arms to Taiwan seems to have caught China by surprise. Some in Washington see Beijings reaction as a normal response when the U.S. raises the tension in the U.S.-China-Taiwan triangle while others are not so sure.

war strategy

Afghan Summit Highlights Risky Paradoxes of War

New America Media, News Report, Daniel J Gerstle, Feb 01, 2010

NATO's hybrid plan for security in Afghanistan is rife with paradoxes. But it also has the reluctant support of various constituencies who are at odds with each other. Here is a report from the international conference on Afghanistan in London last week.


A Coming of Age Moment for Haitis Neighbors

New America Media, News Analysis, Marcelo Ballv, Jan 30, 2010

Haiti's neighbors in Latin America and Caribbean face an existential challenge. How can they step up to the plate and help Haiti rebuild even as they manage their own pressing domestic problems?

New America Now: The Power of Women

New America Now, Audio, Jan 29, 2010

New America Now presents A Woman's Special featuring the only female Prime Minister of Peru, a rare example of a woman completing a Torah, and the reality of emerging roles for Muslim women today.

Maria Pakay Toor

Female Squash Player from Waziristan Defies Tradition

Pakistan Link, News Feature, Khurram Shahzad, Jan 29, 2010

Maria Toor Pakay grew up in the tribal regions of Waziristan in Pakistan where the Taliban exert a lot of influence. Now she is Pakistan's top-rated squash player.

AIDS, Africa

Africa a Challenge for Obama in 2010

Oneworld.net, News analysis, Brittany Schell , Jan 28, 2010

The Obama administration has failed to increase funding for HIV/AIDS programs, bolstered the much maligned International Monetary Fund (IMF), and tripled the budget for the U.S. Military Command in Africa (AFRICOM).

Bay Area Activists Organize for Haiti

New America Media, Video , Jr Valrey & Lawrence Fowler, Jan 27, 2010

In the wake of the Haiti's 7.0 earthquake, Bay Area-based Haiti Action Committe mobilized community members to ban together in solidarity and support of Haiti.

haitian refugees

Taiwanese President Began His Journey of Humanity to Central America

Sing Tao Daily, News report, Ryan Shih, Jan 27, 2010

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou stopped by San Francisco on Monday night before continuing his trip to Central America. Unlike his last two visits, Ma filled his plane with supplies for the victims of the Haitian earthquake. He described his trip as a Journey of Humanity.

Marlene Bastien

Haitians Need to Work With Diaspora to Rebuild Haiti

New America Media, Q&A, Erin Marcus M.D., Jan 27, 2010

The Haitian diaspora are already doing a lot and can play an even more critical role in rebuilding Haiti says Marlene Bastien who hopes to become the first Haitian-American in the U.S. Congress.

cuba US relations

U.S.-Cuba Relations: 1 Step Forward, 10 Steps Back

Caribpress.com, Commentary, Christina Pina, Jan 27, 2010

Washington's move to increase scrutiny of travelers from Cuba in wake of Christmas Day bombing attempt by Nigerian national appears to have given both sides ample reason to revert to old ways.

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