Saudi Arabia executed Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Shia cleric, sparking a diplomatic crisis in the Middle East. We’ll talk about Saudi executions with Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Rights Watch and the diplomatic row with Gulf States scholar Joe Kechichian. In 2016, the UN is expected to undergo big changes. We’ll talk with Barbara Crossette. In a recent article in 'The Nation', she writes about some challenges and opportunities for the international body.
PHOTO: Iranian demonstrators chant slogans and hold anti-Saudi placards and flags during a rally to protest the execution by Saudi Arabia last week of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent opposition Saudi Shiite cleric, by Saudi Arabia, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)