As President Obama and Speaker Boehner dig their heels in, there's a lot of talk about the need to "save face" and resolve the shutdown standoff. That concept of "saving face" is common in other cultures, especially in Asian nations like Japan.
For the third time, President Obama has put off visits to Asia for domestic political reasons. But a former White House advisor says that does not mean the administration is giving up on its commitment to 'rebalance' American foreign policy toward the Asia-Pacific region and away from the Middle East.
Planning a large gathering is always tricky. Will the guests get along? Where will they sit? So what happens when world leaders just happen to awkwardly bump into each other in the United Nations hallway? It's high stakes diplomacy at work.
It'll be high states diplomacy when world leaders and dignitaries gather tomorrow at the UN General Assembly meeting. Host Marco Werman gets the behind-the-scenes look from Joel Rubin, a former state department official.
Many in Haiti fled the country in the wake of the 2010 earthquake, in some cases leaving family members behind. Those family members were supposed to follow them to the United States in short order -- but bureaucracy and paperwork have intervened.
President Obama has signed his ground breaking health care bill at a ceremony in the White House. PRI's The World talks with Justin Webb about American health care. Webb has experienced health care both in the USA and in the UK.
Mahmoud Abbas says Middle East peace talks are in crisis following Israel's refusal to stop building settlements on Palestinian lands. The Obama administration says it is committed to re-starting talks. The World's Matthew Bell reports from Jerusalem.
The World's Jeb Sharp looks at options available to the Obama Administration to pressure Syrian President Bashar al Assad to stop his violent crackdown against protestors and implement political reforms.
Jeffrey Bader was President Obama's top China advisor until mid-April. He tells anchor Lisa Mullins that the success of the US operation to eliminate Osama Bin Laden strengthens the hand of all US diplomats.
The population of Asian Americans grew by nearly 50 percent between 2000 and 2010. And nowhere have their numbers swelled more quickly than in Nevada. The World's Jason Margolis looks at this potential voting bloc for the November elections.
President Obama is due to visit Myanmar on Monday. It's a sign of how far the Asian country has come on reform in the past few years. Many Burmese are welcoming Obama's visit, including young people who are studying the American system of government.
Drones aren't just used for spying and dropping bombs. The civil applications for unmanned aircraft are numerous, from spreading seeds on fields to delivering medical supplies to remote areas. The World's Jason Margolis has more.