Syrians on speed. Jihadis addicted to uppers. Drug cartel lackeys setting up illegal pill factories in crappy hole-in-the-wall spaces in Beirut while the top boss lives in splendor outside some European capital.
The Obama administration is between "a rock and a hard place" according to John Mearsheimer, when it comes to the situation with the Ukraine and ISIS. He joins us on the show to talk about how the U.S. can approach these difficult foreign policy dilemmas. Also, one year after Russia annexed Crimea, we get an update from the region from journalist Dimiter Kenarov.
In his State of the Union speech President Obama called on Congress to end the embargo on Cuba. He also said he'd veto any new sanctions on Iran. We'll take a look at the future of U.S. foreign policy with the Atlantic's Steve Clemons.
In last night's midterm elections the Republicans won a majority in the Senate. We'll find out how that could affect U.S. foreign policy from James Lindsay, director of studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
George Lopez joins us to talk about a potential diplomatic path forward with Syria. We talk about women's issues in India. Plus, we get to know Nicole Brandon, founder and president of Project Y.E.S. (Youth Earth Savers).
Joseph Kéchichian joins us from Lebanon to talk about how various Arab states feel about potential military intervention in Syria. We explore how mixed-race children born during American occupation in Germany impacted racial discourse in both countries. We meet the Italian pop sensation, Il Volo.