FROM Sumit Ganguly
India Sends Its First Mission to the Moon India today launched a spacecraft to orbit the Moon, joining a race with Japan and China. The robotic space craft is designed not just to map the Moon's surface but to find out what lies beneath it. What could that mean for the United States? Sumit Ganguly, Director of the Indian Studies Program at Indiana University, is an adjunct fellow of the Pacific Council on International Policy, in Los Angeles, California.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.