Kevin Martin, who's worked for years in Chicago on arms control issues, now heads Peace Action, the largest peace and justice organization in the country. He joins us to talk about social movements and today’s potential for political change.
The U.S. government alleges that officials high up in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard concocted a plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S., with the help of a Mexican drug gang. We speak with Trita Parsi, director of the National Iranian American Council, about the accusations.
India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has scheduled an all-party meeting for tomorrow. He hopes to forge a compromise on the proposed corruption agency, which is at the heart of veteran social activist Anna Hazare’s hunger strike.The 74-year old Hazare has entered a second week of fasting.
All this week, WBEZ is looking at Rahm Emanuel’s first 100 days as Chicago mayor.One of Emanuel’s pledges is to push for the creation of the city’s first bus-rapid-transit line. The idea behind BRT is to deliver the benefits of rail at a fraction of the cost.
India is a clear outlier in the global nuclear community. Though the South Asian nation possesses nuclear weapons, it refused to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty.For decades, signatories of the NPT labeled India an outcast. But power dynamics shifted in 2008, when the U.S.
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said something few expected ever to hear from a Japanese leader: He called for the country to become a society that “can do without atomic energy.” Daniel Aldrich, a Japan expert and political science professor at Purdue University, dissects the statement