As protests continue in Iran today, Vali Nasr joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the role of that country's rising middle class in the political process. Nasr, a professor at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, argues that the protests reflect the aspirations of Iran's educated young people.
John Larson travels to Denmark's Samso Island to report on its efforts to eliminate fossil fuel use. In 1998, Samso, population 4,000, devised a bold plan to completely switch to renewable energy. Today, the island is 100% carbon-neutral.
U.N. officials say that the time has come, not only to reduce carbon emission in the developed and developing worlds, but also for wealthier countries to help poorer countries deal with the devastating effects of climate change. Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Robert Guest, Washington correspondent for The Economist.
Watch the full show from Friday, December 4: dozens are killed in Pakistan in the latest insurgent attack aimed at Pakistan's military; Rwanda declares itself free of deadly land mines; Nicholas Kristof and Garrick Utley discuss impending Afghanistan troop surge; and a look at South Africa, home of the 2010 World Cup.
Nicholas Kristof, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, and Garrick Utley, president of the Levin Institute of the State University of New York, join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the impending U.S. troop surge and proposed exit strategy in Afghanistan.
The president's decision is said to be necessary as militant leaders seek new places to hide. But in the past, Pakistani leaders have objected to the strikes, saying they have caused too many civilian deaths. Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Ahmad Kamal, Pakistan's former Ambassador to the United Nations.
Today is the 25th anniversary of the world's worst industrial accident in Bhopal, India. Last year, Daljit Dhaliwal visited Bhopal while reporting in India. She toured the site of the tragedy and saw how the people of the area still live with the aftermath. Also, in an extended interview, eyewitness Lalit Shastri describes the horror of the event.
Rachel Reid, a researcher for Human Rights Watch, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss violence against women in Afghanistan and resulting self-immolation and suicide. David Chater reports for Al Jazeera English from Herat, Afghanistan, on how women are burning themselves to escape abusive and unwanted marriages.
Watch the full show from Thursday, December 3: a top American scientist says he hopes the climate change summit in Copenhagen fails; Afghan women take desperate steps to address abusive marriages; and, we remember the 25th anniversary of the Bhopal tragedy in India.
Just four days remain until the long-anticipated summit on climate change in Copenhagen, Denmark. Today India announced a target to reduce harmful CO2 emissions, after similar offers by the U.S., China and the E.U. Daljit Dhaliwal discusses the upcoming climate conference with Annie Petsonk, International Counsel for the Environmental Defense Fund.