Legislating Peace And Reform In Ukraine, When Bingham Found Machu Picchu And Protests In Poland

A woman holding a copy of Poland’s constitution with a black ribbon shouts slogans in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, July 24, 2017. Polish President Andrzej Duda announced that he will veto two contentious bills widely seen as assaults on the independence of the judicial system. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
A woman holding a copy of Poland's constitution with a black ribbon shouts slogans in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, July 24, 2017. Polish President Andrzej Duda announced that he will veto two contentious bills widely seen as assaults on the independence of the judicial system. Alik Keplicz/AP
A woman holding a copy of Poland’s constitution with a black ribbon shouts slogans in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, July 24, 2017. Polish President Andrzej Duda announced that he will veto two contentious bills widely seen as assaults on the independence of the judicial system. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
A woman holding a copy of Poland's constitution with a black ribbon shouts slogans in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, July 24, 2017. Polish President Andrzej Duda announced that he will veto two contentious bills widely seen as assaults on the independence of the judicial system. Alik Keplicz/AP

Legislating Peace And Reform In Ukraine, When Bingham Found Machu Picchu And Protests In Poland

On today’s show:

  • To discuss how Ukraine is inspired by Western Europe towards reform — and how the war in Eastern Ukraine is holding —Worldview is joined by Ostap Kryvdyk, a senior foreign policy advisor to the Speaker of Ukraine’s parliament.
  • In 1911 Hiram Bingham III led an expedition to Peru in search of the lost city of the Incas. By July, a farmer led him to “Old Mountaintop,” or “Machu Picchu.”
  • Following weeks of protests, Poland’s President has decided to veto a controversial measure to consolidate the country’s courts. We discuss with Carl Bindenagel, a Chicago-based freelance political analyst.