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.
Pro-democracy activists took to the streets in Hong Kong after Chinese officials announced a plan to pre-screen candidates for Hong Kong's next chief executive. Author Wen Huang joins us to tell us why he thinks it's a sign that democracy is eroding in Hong Kong.
Three Americans are being held as prisoners in North Korea. In interviews with U.S. media, they've asked for official negotiations for their release. We'll find out how likely it is the U.S. would engage in such negotiations with historian Bruce Cumings.
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.
The beheading of journalist James Foley has re-ignited a heated debate about whether paying ransoms for hostages increases the likelihood that more people will be kidnapped by extremist groups. We'll talk with Peter Bouckaert, a friend of James Foley who'd been working to secure his release.