The Zika virus has spread throughout Latin America, especially in El Salvador where there were an estimated 6,000 cases last year. We talk to a variety of guests to learn about how the virus has affected life and public policy in the Central American country. Plus, we talk with photojournalist Wil Sands whose latest exhibition “Waiting for Mother Russia” examines the political tensions in Eastern Ukraine.
We look at the growing diplomatic crisis between Iran and Saudi Arabia with Ahmad Sadri of Lake Forest College. Also, India withstood militant attacks at a military base in Pakistan and at a consulate in Afghanistan. Sumit Ganguly of Indiana University-Bloomington tells us about current relations between the countries. And Ukraine will ask the United Nations (UN) for a peacekeeping mission in the country’s war-torn East. Russia and Ukraine have also begun a trade war. We’ll ask Anders Aslund from the Atlantic Council if there can be compromise.
Turkey shot down a Russian war plane on the Syrian border on November 24, sending tensions spiraling as Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ankara its “stab in the back” would have serious consequences.
Turkey shoots down a Russian Jet, Mauricio Macri's promises of financial reform take him to the summit in Argentina, and we look at an organization using house parties to spread energy-efficiency awareness.
Russia weighs limiting music with non-Russian lyrics, and Joe Kechichian weighs in on the Syrian crisis. Also, we look at the legacy of Ahmad Chalabi, the man credited with pushing the United States into war with Iraq.
As some clues begin to emerge about what caused Metrojet Flight 9268 to break up in flight, the final victims' bodies arrived in Russia.CNN reports the government released a complete list of the 224 people who were killed in the crash.