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.
Senior Obama administration officials told the Washington Post that they are beginning to see the conflicts in Syria and Iraq as unified. We'll talk to historian and security expert John Mearsheimer about how the conflicts are connected.
Iraqi musicians have been the target of attacks by extremists who have bombed music shops and forced many concert halls to close, but they have continued to play.On this week's Global Notes we'll listen to Iraqi folk and pop.
Insurgents in Iraq are pushing toward Baghdad and taking cities as they go. In response, President Obama is meeting with national security advisers to consider his options to stabilize the country, which may include talks with Iran.
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.