FROM Janos Pasztor
UN Panel Urges Sustainable Development At the African Union conference in Ethiopia today, the UN’s 22-member Panel on Global Sustainability issued a stark warning about sustaining the nations of the World as we know them. The report, " Resilient People, Resilient Planet : A Future Worth Choosing," warns that by 2030, the demand for food will rise by 50 percent, energy by 45 percent and water by 30 percent. What are the prospects of 56 recommendations being put into effect in time to avoid a slow-moving catastrophe?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
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.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?