Owen Bennett Jones introduces the pick of this week's insights and analysis from correspondents around the world.
This programme includes observations from:
Hugh Sykes on the Italian financial crisis and Manuela Saragosa on an Italian morale crisis, revealed at a family lunch.
Mark Mardell on the tribulations of Herman Cain.
Mike Wooldridge on the changing footprint of famine on the Somalia/Ethiopia border.
Damien McGuinness on Georgian attitudes to men's and women's work.
Matthew Teller crossing social barriers on Jerusalem's new Light Rail.
Steve Evans, eating his way through Berlin's workers' canteens.
Rob Young, listening to Ugandan complaints about the soaring price of green bananas.
And, Hugh Schofield, meeting French fashion legend Pierre Cardin.