Dr. Jim Yong Kim is an expert in global health and is Obama's choice to lead the World Bank. His nomination faces challenges from other countries, which could signal a crack in the 70-year domination of the global financial institution by the United States.
In Syria, some observers are worried that an all-out civil war could erupt. The Assad regime has heightened its crackdown on protesters. The U.S. ambassador recently left the country. And, with Turkey’s support, deserted soldiers are taking up arms against the regime.
The rescue of 33 Chilean miners last month has sparked a discussion about how we harvest, utilize and sustain our resources. Chilean economist Alfredo Sfeir Younis is president of the Zambuling Institute for Human Transformation.