First, we learn about the role of Chinese investment in Afghanistan. Caroline Batten, Alan Zhao, and Aaron Moser have the story.
Next, we hear from a freelance journalist about his time in the Middle East. For over ten years Iason Athanasiadis has reported on most of the Middle East and Central Asia for a litany of news outlets, including the BBC, al-jazeera, Newsweek, and the Christian Science Monitor. In his latest assignment he covered the protests in Egypt. Jared Nolan and Jillian Ma talked with him about his perspective on the recent turmoil and his conversations with Afghans.
Finally, we look at the changing status of foreign correspondents. Kyle Crawford has more in this piece first aired in December.
Our program begins with a round up of this week’s news.