Conflict

Idealism and Foreign Policy: Past, Present and Future

Monday, Dec 11, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

Should the U.S. engage nations like Iran and Syria to try to accomplish its goals in Iraq? That question is roiling the foreign policy community following the release of the Iraq Study Group report. Kojo explores the interplay of idealism...

Rethinking Latin America's Leftist Shift

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

It's common wisdom that Latin American politics are heading increasingly to the left. But many observers say ideology alone can't explain recent election results in Latin America -- and that labeling things "left" and "right" can cause us...

Kidnapped Japanese Citizens

Thursday, Nov 30, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

It's a story well-known in Japan, but virtually unknown here -- how ordinary Japanese citizens were kidnapped by North Korea over the last thirty years. We hear about Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story, an award-winning documentary...

Conflict in Northern Uganda

Monday, Nov 13, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

A notorious rebel leader in northern Uganda came out of hiding yesterday for talks with UN officials. Joseph Kony has been accused of fostering decades of conflict and kidnapping scores of children to serve in his ad-hoc army. We hear...

Maps and Geography

Monday, Nov 13, 2006 at 12:06 p.m.

Three out of five American Kids can't find Iraq on a map. But maps can communicate far more than simple geography, from environmental trends to global inequality. We look at new approaches to global geography, and what cartographers are...

Congo Elections

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2006 at 12:06 p.m.

All eyes will be on the Democratic Republic of Congo this weekend, as citizens vote in a presidential runoff. We look at the race between Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba and find out what can be expected in this war-ravaged country.

Rendition & Detention of Noncitizens

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2006 at 12:06 p.m.

Meet a man who's quickly becoming the 'Poster Child' for those tortured and detained during the War on Terror. Hear directly from Syrian-Canadian citizen Maher Arar and find out how the new Military Commissions Act passed into law today...

The History of the U.S. Navy

Thursday, Oct 12, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

The founding of the U.S. Navy is a story that's been virtually lost in the sweep of history. But the early years of the Navy were full of political debate and high-seas battles with Barbary pirates. We learn more about this fascinating...

Radio and Development

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2006 at 12:06 p.m.

It may be the oldest broadcast medium, but radio can serve as a tool for social change in developing and war-torn countries. From schoolchildren in Kenya to mothers in Honduras to former child soldiers in Sierra Leone, we look at the...

American Outreach to Iraq's Tribes

Monday, Oct 9, 2006 at 12:06 p.m.

Most Americans think tribal affiliations are something outdated. But with more than 150 tribes and 2000 clans, Iraq is a place where tribes are a real part of many people's lives. Meet a military officer who's convinced that the key to...

International Perspectives

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

The U.S. has been rocked in recent days by Congressional scandals and school shootings. So how are those stories viewed overseas? And what are the big stories in other countries that haven't gotten as much play here? Join Kojo for a look...

Declassifying The National Intelligence Estimate

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2006 at 12:06 p.m.

Is America's War in Iraq fueling terrorism worldwide? The classified National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) says yes according to portions leaked to journalists. To stem speculation and bolster claims that the War has made America safer...

Philosophy of Democracy

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2006 at 1:32 p.m.

Do you believe all human life is intrinsically valuable? And that each of us has an inalienable personal responsibility to identify and realize value in our own life? If yes, then one preeminent political philosopher says we can eliminate...

Red Cross Neutrality

Monday, Sep 25, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

The International Committee of the Red Cross has access to military prisons and war zones around the world. It ensures that prisoners aren't being tortured through a strict -- some say overly rigid -- adherence to the principle of...

United Nations Update

Monday, Sep 18, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

The world's leaders -- including President Bush -- converge on New York today to discuss Iran, Iraq, Darfur, and other global hot spots. We preview the topics likely to dominate the agenda and look at some of the pressing challenges...

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.