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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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Nigerians Parents Fear for Students Studying Abroad

New America Media, Commentary, Olugu Ukpai , Jan 05, 2010

US media wonder if Nigeria has Al Qaeda links after the attempt to blow up an airliner on Christmas. But the real worry for many Nigerians is when they send their children abroad for an education, are they risking them turning into terrorists?


Indians in US Divided Over Splitting of State in India

India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Jan 04, 2010

The Government of India is mulling the idea of carving out a new state from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh which includes the tech city of Hyderabad. Non-Resident Indians in the U.S. are divided on the issue.


Is Yemen the New Hot Spot for Terrorism Training?

New America Media, Q&A, Aaron Glantz, Dec 31, 2009

Reports that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the suspect accused of trying to blow up an airliner on Christmas Day, was trained in Yemen have raised the specter of further U.S. military involvement in that country. To get a better sense of whats going on in Yemen, NAM spoke with Jillian Schendler, author of the book, "Faith in Moderation: Islamist Parties in Jordan and Yemen."

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Perils Ahead For Iran's Leaderless Revolution

New America Media, News analysis, William O. Beeman, Dec 31, 2009

It is now clear that the population of Iran is in full revolt against its leaders. There is a better than even chance that the government will fall before summer. Sadly, there is no clear successor leadership on the horizon.

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Philippines' Mayon Volcano May Erupt Soon

Inquirer.net, News Report, Rey M. Nasol, Inquirer Southern Luzon, Dec 22, 2009

Mayon Volcano in Albay province, southeast of Manila has been puffing out ash and spewing lava since last week and recorded nearly 2,000 volcanic earthquakes and tremors since last Sunday. Experts say a hazardous eruption may occur soon.


American Hikers in Iran Are Too Useful to Release

New America Media, Commentary, William O. Beeman, Dec 15, 2009

American hikers Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd are a precious catch for Iran, which is hoping to get some political mileage from their detention.

International Court Holds Mexico Accountable for Femicides

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Staff, Dec 15, 2009

In a historic decision, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights found the Mexican government failed to prevent and properly investigate the murders of three young women in Ciudad Juarez.


Poor Nations Need Help To Combat Global Warming

New America Media, Opinion, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Dec 12, 2009

Getting the worlds richest and poorest nations to cut a deal on climate control that both sides can live with has never been easy. Rich industrial nations did the damage to the economies of poor nations. The burden is on them to undo it.

Malalai Joya

Afghanistans 'Bravest Woman' Pins Hopes on USA, not Obama

New America Media, Interview, Video, Text: Aaron Glantz// Video: Cliff Parker and Aaron Glantz, Dec 09, 2009

Malalai Joya has taken on the Taliban and warlords in Afghanistan. Now she is taking on the new occupiers - the United States and NATO.

Change in Honduras

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Dec 08, 2009

Honduras has elected a new leader amidst enormous tension from the overthrow of Manuel Zelaya. Porfirio Lobo is the new President of Honduras.

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