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.
Protesters are calling for the resignation of Mexican President Peña Nieto. They're angry about how the government has handled the case of 43 students who went missing earlier this year. We'll talk with Laura Carlsen of the Center for International Policy.
Tension in Eastern Ukraine is escalating as NATO reports Russian troops have crossed the border into Ukraine. Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center, gives us an update.
Pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian government reached a ceasefire last Friday, but shelling over the weekend in Donetsk could threaten the peace. We'll get an update from Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute.
Over the weekend, EU and NATO leaders reportedly considered possible solutions to Russia's invasion into Ukraine, including the possibility of a NATO rapid-reaction force. John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago will explain the politics of the situation.
NATO has accused Russia of illegally sending its troops into Ukraine. NATO says it has proof that Russian troops are fighting alongside Ukrainian separatists. We'll discuss the ongoing crisis in Ukraine with Andrew Weiss. Weiss served as a Russia and Ukraine expert in the Clinton White House.