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 .'
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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.
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.