A Kurdish leader was arrested then released in Northern Iraq, sidelining thousands of troops. We talk to Christine Van Der Toom from Kurdistan about the impact this can have on the war with ISIS. Les Roberts also joins us on the show to talk about his work on Ebola in West Africa and Nancy Tuchman talks to us about the efforts Loyola University is doing to stay green.
Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, announced this week a settlement construction plan in East Jerusalem, despite international condemnation. Jeff Halper, director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, joins us to discuss the troubled Peace Process.
Deforestation in West Africa has forced bats to leave their homes and move to areas populated by humans, according to journalist Janet Ginsburg. She explains why she believes this could have contributed to the Ebola outbreak.
Syrian and Iraqi refugees are pouring into Europe to escape ongoing conflicts in their countries. We'll discuss how Europe has been handling the influx with Elizabeth Collett, director of Migration Policy Institute Europe.
PKK Kurdish fighters are on the U.S.'s list of terrorist organizations, but the U.S. supports its fight against the jihadist Islamic State. Ali Ezzatyar, lawyer and scholar on the Middle East, joins us to discuss the Kurds' changing role in the region.
In a statement today, President Obama said a group like the Islamic State "has no place in the 21st century." Today we'll talk to Steven Simon, a fellow at the Middle East Institute, about the ISIS threat to surrounding countries and what can the U.S. do about it.