Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire that could lead to talks for a longer-lasting peace agreement. We'll talk to the Consul General of Israel to the Midwest, Roey Gilad, about the potential for a political solution to the current conflict.
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In a statement today, President Obama said a group like the Islamic State "has no place in the 21st century." Today we'll talk to Steven Simon, a fellow at the Middle East Institute, about the ISIS threat to surrounding countries and what can the U.S. do about it.
American and Iraqi Yazidis are in Washington D.C. lobbying for more U.S. intervention in Northern Iraq, but President Obama has said he will not re-introduce American ground troops. We'll hear more in a BBC special report.
Although President Obama has said U.S. airstrikes in Iraq were successful, Yazidi refugees say the humanitarian disaster continues. Christine van den Toorn is on the ground in Iraqi Kurdistan and will explain the situation there.
The Pakistani military is conducting a military offensive in the North of the country in efforts to dismantle the Taliban. We'll talk about the use of domestic military action in Pakistan with author and professor Aqil Shah.
When we last spoke with Global Activist, Stacey Chamberlain, she was a Chicago-based emergency room physician who co-founded the Global Emergency Care Collaborative (GECC) decided to go to Uganda to train nurses and physicians and provide access to quality healthcare. Stacey is back to update us on how the work of GECC has expanded into Kenya and even into Cambodia.
Liberia is now "Ground Zero" of the current Ebola outbreak in Western Africa, but the country received good news yesterday in the form of an experimental drug shipment to come from the U.S. We'll talk to a Chicagoan who is working to send other humanitarian supplies to Liberia.
Rashid Khalidi recently wrote in the New Yorker, "What is going on in Palestine today is not really about Hamas... It is about Israel’s permanent control over Palestinian land and Palestinian lives." We'll hear more from him on today's show. He'll also talk on U.S. policy failures in Iraq and Syria.