The presidential debates and the 2016 candidates have focused on a range of issues up until now, ranging from ISIS to income inequality. Andrew Bacevich joins us to discuss the foreign policy issues he says the candidates aren’t covering. We’ll also take a look at new report on Ethiopia’s anti-terrorism laws.
Five years ago hundreds of thousands of people across Egypt, especially in Cairo’s Tarir Square, assembled to demand the ouster of longtime dictator, Hosni Mubarak. We'll ask Egyptian writer, Salma Hussein to share her memories of the protests and talkabout the continuing crackdown by Egypt's government on civil liberties,
We get an update from the climate talks in Paris, Lebanon is at a crisis stage dealing with the influx of refugees, and we speak the case of photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, who's imprisoned in Egypt.
We discuss tipping customs around the world, and the ongoing trials of journalists in Egypt. Also, Professor John Schmidt tells us about the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon in this week's World History Minute.
A violent attack in a university in Kenya continues the destabilizing trend in the Horn of Africa. With neighboring states also facing internal conflicts, questions remain around the political future of the region. We also talk about two international films opening in Chicago and a new medieval Cairo exhibition at the Oriental Institute.
Voters in Hong Kong turned out in the hundreds of thousands to vote in an unofficial referendum demanding democracy, in response to a document from the Chinese government saying Hong Kong does not have full autonomy. We'll discuss the implications of the call for greeter freedom.
The Committee to Protect Journalists says the conviction by an Egyptian court of three Al Jazeera journalists is a threat to press freedom. David Kirkpatrick, Cairo bureau chief for the New York Times, joins us to discuss the verdict.
Last week Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El Sisi visited the hospital room of a woman who was assaulted in Cairo's Tahrir square during an election celebration. We'll talk to an Egyptian sociologist about why such public sexual assaults are on the rise in Egypt.