The ebola epidemic in West Africa is not just a health care crisis. It has affected every corner of society in the countries most affected. Schools have been closed for months, infrastructure projects have been put on hold and GDP growth has slowed to a crawl. A discussion of the social and economic cost of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Pakistan’s military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf says his country’s nuclear weapons would only be used if Pakistan’s security were in jeopardy. But some experts worry that this standard might not hold if the government fell into the hands of Islamic extremists. A panel talks about nuclear proliferation in Pakistan.
- Kahled Ahmed Pakistani journalist at the Stimson Center and former U.N. ambassador
- Kanti Bajpi visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution
- Amb. Karl Inderfurth former assistant secretary of state for south Asian affairs; professor and graduate program director at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs
- Jessica Mathews president, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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