Global Politics

Our stories explore the politics behind the news, with analysis ranging from Washington, DC to Damascas, Syria

Global Politics

Kenyans head to the polls

Six months after violence erupted in Kenya over a disputed presidential election, voters are heading back to the polls and these latest by-elections will test the strength of the nation's young coalition government

Global Politics

U.S. - Saudi Relations

As oil prices rise, Saudi Arabia looks like the only OPEC member with capacity to boost output quickly and significantly, but the United States hasn't been able to convince its ally to do so

Global Politics

Bush's legacy in Europe

European newspaper editors tell us what's in store for President Bush during his current trip and what they think Mr. Bush's legacy will be; we hear from Slovenia, Germany, France, and Great Britain.

Global Politics

Chavez calls for hostage release

Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's James Ingham in Caracas about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's surprise call for Colombia's FARC rebels to release all their hostages and seek a negotiated settlement with the Colombian government.


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