Though Suu Kyi is the overwhelming favorite to become president of Burma, there are constitutional snags to her taking office, including being a woman and the ethnicity of her husband and children. We take a closer look. And filmmaker Usama Alshaibi joins us to talk about his latest documentary, “American Arab,". Plus, we talk about some of the societal intricacies of Brazilian electoral politics.
The Chicago Folklore Ensemble performs live in the Jim and Kay Mabie Performance studio, foreign policy differences surface in the first 2016 Democratic Presidential debate, and we discuss fair trade in Asia. Also, historian John Schmidt tells us about the battle of Hastings.
President Obama started his trip through Asia this week in China. He and Chinese President Xi Jinping came together to discuss a host of issues, including an agreement to reduce carbon emissions. We'll discuss the two countries' goals with Asia Society's Orville Schell.
Stephen Roach argues that behind most major financial crises—the Asian financial crisis, the US subprime mortgage crisis, and the European debt crisis—are unsustainable economic imbalances. With the future of global economic growth still in question, the outlook may depend critically on how the United States and Asia move to address them.