Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the U.S. will provide nearly $500 million in humanitarian aid to Syria as part of its strategy for combating ISIS. We'll find out what's included in the aid package.
Edwin Chota, an anti-logging activist, was killed in Peru earlier this month in a remote Amazon region near the border with Brazil. We'll discuss the illegal logging industry in Peru, indigenous land rights, and the late Edwin Chota with his friend, David Salisbury.
After the military coup in Thailand last may, the military imposed martial law in the country. Human rights observers are now reporting rampant human rights violations, and Amnesty International is accusing the junta of abuses from suppression of free speech to torture. We'll discuss their findings.
The popular ride sharing app, Uber, has been both embraced and banned in cities around the world, but for the first time the service has been rejected from an entire country. Germany has said it will not allow the company to operate there. We discuss on today's show.
Last night, President Obama addressed the nation to announce a new approach to countering ISIS. He said that, "America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat." We'll take a look at the strategy and whether it can work inside Syria.
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.