Tensions continue in Asia as North Korea responds angrily to new United
Nations sanctions and the latest U.S./South Korean military exercises,
with threats to attack South Korea – and America – with nuclear
missiles. Barrie Dunsmore offers his analysis.
In two weeks time, President Barack Obama is scheduled to be in the
Middle East and for the first time in his presidency, will be visiting
Israel. Barrie Dunsmore examines the importance of this
The resignation of the pope has raised the attention of the mass media on the
Roman Catholic Church – for the moment. But it has also prompted Barrie Dunsmore to reflect on just how much more of a factor than Catholicism
Islam has become in shaping events of our world.
When the Academy Awards are presented later this month, Barrie Dunsmore will be paying
special attention to the documentary category. This morning he tells us
why one particular film in this group is attracting great international
This week’s Israeli election did not exactly meet expectations and has
created considerable uncertainty about the future direction of the
country. Veteran ABC News foreign
correspondent Barrie Dunsmore has been examining possible consequences of the
President Barack Obama’s nomination of former Republican Senator Chuck
Hagel to be secretary of defense, will face stiff opposition in his
upcoming senate confirmation hearings. This morning Barrie Dunsmore examines the
reasons behind that opposition.
The American decision to formally recognize a coalition of Syrian
opposition groups as the legitimate representatives of the Syrian
people, is seen by critics here and abroad as too little, too late. But
Dunsmore says we should see Washington’s great caution over involvement
in the Syrian revolution as the new normal
Nearly every American knows that during the presidency of
Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War was fought and won by the North, the
slaves were freed and Lincoln was assassinated. But as Barrie Dunsmore tells us this morning,
Americans who wish to know more about their country’s greatest president
will be well served by going to see the new motion picture "Lincoln."
By a wide margin Americans believed the last United States Congress was
dysfunctional. Now many voters are concerned that last week’s election
didn’t do much to alter that partisan gridlock. However, as Barrie Dunsmore explains, there is a
revision of senate rules being contemplated that could make the next
Congress quite different.