In a year of world-changing news, the stories that slipped through the cracks

December 16, 2011

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By all measures, 2011 was a big year for international news. It may go down in the history books for being as transformative as 1989, when the Soviet Empire fell.

Mass protests transformed the Middle East. The sovereign debt crisis is torching the Eurozone. Let’s not forget Fukishima. Occupy. Osama. Just yesterday the Iraq War was declared officially over.

There were, however, other big stories that got lost in the shuffle. Worldview explores the under-reported stories of 2011 with Joshua Keating, associate editor at Foreign Policy; Ali Abunimah, a Palestinian American journalist; and Tuyet Le, director of Chicago's Asian American Institute. Add your thoughts to the conversation by calling 312.923.9239 or sending us a tweet. Our handle is @WBEZWorldview.