FROM Charles Ferguson
Interest in Nuclear Power Rising in Oil-Rich Middle East Iran has been much in the news because of its progress in developing nuclear technology. Now some of its neighbors--Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt, among them--are doing the same thing. Do they want electricity or something more? Charles Ferguson, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, is author of its forthcoming report, ' Nuclear Energy: Balancing Benefits and Risks .'
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.