Afghan president Ashraf Ghani spoke to Congress today as part of his four day visit to the United States. Back in his country, protests rage over the death of a woman who was beaten to death. We also talk about the controversy behind the names given to cheese produced outside of their home regions and Juanito Pascual joins us in the studio.
Russia's oil production strategy and Western sanctions have led to a decline in the value of the Russian ruble. Jan Kalicki, a public policy scholar for the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center, joins us to explain the problems the Russian economy is facing.
When Ashraf Ghani was declared the winner of the Afghan presidential elections, contender Abdullah Abdullah refused to accept the result. He said he believed the vote was rigged. After months of tension the two candidates agreed to a power sharing deal. We'll take a look at what happened.
Iraqi Prime Minister, Nuri Al-Maliki, is due to be replaced, but is fighting for a third term despite his loss of support in Iraq and internationally. As the U.S. pressures Al-Maliki to peacefully step aside, it continues airstrikes against ISIL near Erbil.
As President Obama announces more troops to come home from Afghanistan, a veteran from Chicago’s Austin neighborhood says the Department of Veterans Affairs isn’t doing enough. So he’s running his own service organization hand-to-mouth.