Everyone agrees, the US Military, like so many parts of American society, has a serious problem with sexual abuse. Making things worse in the military was a criminal justice system that was protective of accused abusers, and abusive towards complaining victims. As a result of legislation passed last year by Congress, several important reforms have been made. Reporter Nancy Montgomery of the newspaper Stars and Stripes has covered the issue and the case that broke the back of a commander’s…
Climate change plays favorites, and New Mexico journalist Laura Paskus reports that among the biggest victims of global warming have been the ecology and the people of the Navajo reservation. Rising temperatures and drought are threatening the existence of the birds, the animals and the plants that live on Navajo land.
The 8th and final PART OF UKRAINE 101, featuring, Balazs Jarabik, a one-time civil society activist in Kiev’s Maidan Square, turned analyst and scholar for the Carnegie Endowment for Intl Peace.
PART 7 OF UKRAINE 101, featuring poet and painter and histoiran of Ukraine, ALEKSANDER MOTYL of Ruthers University–Newark, who sees Ukraine being fitted for a Cold War frame, including a new Iron Curtain along today’s shaky cease-fire line.
PART 6 OF UKRAINE 101, featuring Ukrainian journalist Maxim Eristavi who says the quality of pro-government military forces has been getting better, but it’s the quality of Ukraine’s government that still needs lots of improvement.
PART 5 OF UKRAINE 101, featuring foreignpolicy.com journalist Gopal Ratnam, talking about the well-oiled Washington campaign led by some of Hillary Clinton’s policy team to pressure the Obama White House to escalate the quantity and quality of American arms sent to Ukraine.
PART 4 OF UKRAINE 101, featuring photo-journalist Misha Friedman, who has taken his camera behind the lines of the secessionist forces in Eastern Ukraine to depict the lives of some of the devastated area’s most vulnerable people.
PART 3 OF UKRAINE 101, featuring former intelligence office Dr. Eugene Rumer, a specialist in Eastern Europe who says helping democracy in Ukraine is important, and so is standing up to Vladimir Putin, even if it takes more American arms to Kiev.
PART 2 OF UKRAINE 101, featuring Amb. John Herbst, a strong advocate for an escalation in US military aid to the government in Kiev. He ran the Embassy when the 2004 Orange Revolution failed to deliver good government. This time, he says, there’s a better chance.
The beginning of an 8-part series, Ukraine 101, reprising all our programs on this dangerous political-military crisis. We feature Amb. Jack Matlock, probably America’s top diplomat specializing in Russia and Ukraine over the past 50 years, on Vladimir Putin’s NATO red line.
Mexico is headed in 2 opposite directions at once, and as you might expect, it’s tearing the country apart. Even as the economy grows and more Mexicans are reaching middle-class lives, governance and rule of law are worsening, and an angry population is losing faith in government and its leaders. Roderic Camp, one of America’s leading scholars of Mexico joins the conversation.
When crimes against humanity are committed, in Yemen, Syria, Iraq or Nigeria, the scenes of the crimes are often too remote, or simply too dangerous for on the ground investigation. So how are they revealed to the world? Today’s answer: satellite surveillance, which is what Josh Lyons manages for Human Rights Watch. He’ll tell us what he sees and how he does it.