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Tunisia’s Foreign Fighters, Global Drug Policies and LGBT Rights in Indonesia

Tunisia’s Foreign Fighters, Global Drug Policies and LGBT Rights in Indonesia

By many estimates, Tunisia has sent the largest number of foreign fighters to join ISIS. In a recent article in "The New Yorker," George Packer wrote about why so many young Tunisians are joining the Islamic State. He joins us to talk about why so many Tunisians are heading to Iraq and Syria.

A new report from The Lancet and Johns Hopkins University calls for major reform on drug policy around the world. Dr. Chris Beyrer , director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health and Human Rights, contributed to the report. He joins us to talk about the commission’s recommendations.

And LGBT activists in Indonesia have faced a series of attacks by high ranking members of the government. The Minister of Education said that LGBT people should be banned from university campuses. Kyle Knight, a researcher in the LGBT rights program at Human Rights Watch joins us to talk about what’s been happening.

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