November 14, 2013

Greece’s Future Amid Economic Crisis

The collapse of the Greek economy four years ago can be traced back to deeply-rooted economic problems in that country, but that doesn’t give the whole picture. 

In order to understand what happened, and why, many political scientists say you need to look to the culture and politics in Greece itself, and across the E.U. as a whole. 

Kevin Featherstone studies Greek politics at The London School of Economics and Political Science. He says the ongoing focus on austerity measures in Greece misses the more important questions about the country’s future. He’s in town for a MillerCom lecture Thursday afternoon at the University of Illinois. Professor Featherstone joined Illinois Public Media’s Scott Cameron on Here & Now.


Pakistan
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November 08, 2013

In Pakistan, It’s Not Just Soldiers With PTSD

Noor Khan traveled more than three hours through treacherous mountain roads from his remote village of Bajaur to the city of Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan. He makes the journey every few months in an effort to quiet the whirring he hears in his head.


Edward Snowden
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November 03, 2013

No Clemency For Snowden, U.S. Officials Say

Congressional leaders and the White House had one message for Edward Snowden on Sunday: There will be no clemency for illegally leaking documents that have revealed some of the U.S. government's most secret programs.


November 01, 2013

U of I Opening Office In China

The University of Illinois plans to open an office in China later this year.  A group of alumni is visiting the country next week.


October 28, 2013

Obama Twitter Account Hacked

A nonprofit political advocacy group which emanated from President Barack Obama's re-election campaign says hackers altered the links contained in tweets sent under his name.


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