After spending $50 billion, now the U.S. wants Iraq to take the lead in rebuilding itself. Several experts told me recently they want Iraq's women to play a prominent role in rebuilding the nation's crippled economy. Why women?
"Watching young girls with only one mobile phone in the house debate about who to cast that one vote for -- it was pretty powerful. It wasn't a presidential election, but it was the idea that these girls had a role to play..."
Last week Tom Brokaw presented a human rights award to Gabriel Gonzalez. The thoughtful young man then flew home to Colombia, where he is charged with being a terrorist and faces seven years in prison.
The Chinese banking system has been through so much stress during the last few decades, they are in a much better position than the U.S. to deal with the global financial crisis, says Joshua Cooper Ramo.
Look closely at the images of mass demonstrations taking place in Iran this week and you will see them: thousands of brave Iranian women taking to the streets to protest an election they feel was stolen.