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.
Although some in Liberia are now referring to Ebola in the past-tense, the epidemic looks likely to continue past its ninth month. Laurie Garrett just returned from Sierra Leone and Liberia. She'll give us an update on what the epidemic looks like now.
President Obama visits Mexico and Costa Rica this week. Bolivian President Evo Morales announced plans to boot the US Agency for International Development from the country. And the latest Global Activism conversation highlights Pan African Rural Health and Social Services.
Pan African Rural Health and Social Services (PRHeSS) aids rural Africans in: maintaining clean drinking water; sanitary living conditions; poverty alleviation and opportunity through education. For Global Activism, PRHeSS Founder, Dr. Sam Kormoi, along with PRHeSS Board Director, Lesta Woods, will share stories about the people and communities they're helping to transform.
For our Global Activism segment, we catch up with Dr. Nancy Peddle and Francess Browne of the LemonAid Fund. For more than a decade now, they’ve worked to support children and families in Sierra Leone.