In Myanmar, there are hard truths that keep people here poor. It's difficult to reach schools and hospitals. And even with micro-finance programs, it's hard to build up farms. So is Myanmar's drastic political changes having any effect?
Despite its ongoing transition from authoritarian rule to democracy, Myanmar is still facing serious tensions among its various ethnic groups. Anchor Marco Werman discusses those tensions with The World's Aaron Schachter.
Mohammed Morsi is marking his first year in office. This anniversary however, doesn't come with much celebration. Host Carol Hills speaks with Financial Times' Borzou Daragahi who has been following the events in Cairo.
BBC journalist Shaimaa Khalil went back to her homeland, Egypt, to document the changes that occurred after the revolution. Her six-part series, "Egypt's challenge" describes the transformations her country is going through.
As the world watches Myanmar's fitful reforms, some of the country's citizens living abroad are weighing a return home. Reporter Bruce Wallace talks with two Myanmar graduate students in New York City about their plans.
Marco Werman speaks with Aung Zaw, founder and editor of Irrawaddy Magazine, about who is behind the anti-Muslim violence in central Burma and what impact it might have on the country's democratic reforms.
The US joined 11 other nations Thursday in agreeing to "change the balance of power on the ground" in Syria. Secretary of State John Kerry said the US would provide non-lethal aid to rebels fighting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
Dawer Nadi, Afghanistan-born New York resident and president of the Afghan Peace Association, joins The Takeaway to discuss how members of the Afghan-U.S. diaspora are following the elections from afar.
Georgia used to be something like Russia's California -- good wine, mild weather, beautiful countryside, and even a vibrant movie industry. Georgian movies were like a breath of fresh air in the ideological Soviet film industry. Pamela Renner reports on how filmmakers today are trying to navigate the twin perils of Russian war and the Western free market.
[waitingforcorrection: no audio attached?] Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer explains how the Court has changed since he joined in 1994 and how a judge's background might influence his or her decision-making.
Myanmar (Burma) has released the most prominent political dissidents of the country from jail. One of the dissidents released is Mya Aye who had been serving a 65-year jail sentence for speaking out against the Burmese government.
Egypt will hold presidential elections in late May. But one popular candidate who's a critic of the US, probably won't be on the ballot. Hazem Salah Abu Ismail has been disqualified because his mother held a US passport. Ursula Lindsey reports from Cairo.