Iraqi musicians have been the target of attacks by extremists who have bombed music shops and forced many concert halls to close, but they have continued to play.On this week's Global Notes we'll listen to Iraqi folk and pop.
There are about one million Chinese citizens living in Africa at the moment. They are a major force of development on the continent. Author Howard French tells us how China is changing Africa.[View the story "Worldview: China's African empire" on Storify]
The Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences reports that Beijing is “"barely suitable" for living because of pollution. Judith Shapiro, author of 'China's Environmental Challenges', discusses the Chinese government's battle with toxic air.
We'll find out what's next for the Syrian opposition and find out why some Romanians have come out against plans for new gold mine. Plus, Human Rights Watch's Maya Wang explains new penalties governing China's internet.
Worldview assesses U.S. counter-terrorism strategy in Yemen and how the trial of Chinese Communist Party's Bo Xilai will impact Chinese politics. EcoMyths Alliance's Kate Sackman breaks down the pros and cons of using antibacterial soap.
We discuss the trend of photographing modern ruins and whether it exposes viewers to a world they may never see, or exploits a city's dissent. And, the new play Invasion! stirs up conversation about the politics of racial profiling.