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.
During the ‘Orange Revolution’, Worldview frequently checked-in with Kiev-based investment fund manager, Natalie Jaresko. Since then the Wood Dale, Illinois native has become Ukraine’s finance minister. Media reports say many want her to become Prime Minister. We’ll sit down with Jaresko to talk about her journey from suburban Chicago to becoming one of the most powerful technocrats in Eastern Europe, tasked with pulling Ukraine out of economic catastrophe.
Journalist Askold Krushelnycky, was recently embedded with Ukraine’s 37th Mechanized Infantry Battalion. He’ll tell us why he believes hostilities will escalate between Ukraine and Russia. Milos Stehlik talks with the producer of the film Estonian film, 'Tangerines' and we’ll tell you about a Spanish language poetry festival and a celebration of Asian American writers.
The Obama administration is between "a rock and a hard place" according to John Mearsheimer, when it comes to the situation with the Ukraine and ISIS. He joins us on the show to talk about how the U.S. can approach these difficult foreign policy dilemmas. Also, one year after Russia annexed Crimea, we get an update from the region from journalist Dimiter Kenarov.
The violence in Eastern Ukraine is not restricted by borders. We talk to two immigrants in Chicago who are affected by the conflict. Then Milos Stehlik talks to Gabe Polsky, director of the new film Red Army. Also, Nari Safavi tells us about an environmental film festival in Evanston.