John Bryson is the former chairman and chief executive of energy company Edison International. He also co-founded the Natural Resources Defense Council and served on a United Nations advisory group on energy and climate change.
Canada's parliament resumes work Thursday after national elections gave the majority to the ruling Conservative Party. And for the first time in its history, the socialist-leaning New Democratic Party will take on the role of "official opposition."
Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic is in the Hague to face war crimes charges. He was captured last week and a Serbian court rejected an appeal to delay his transfer. For some insight on Mladic, Mary Louie Kelly talks to veteran U.S. diplomat Christopher Hill.
Jury selection has been postponed until next week in Delaware for the criminal trial of Earl Bradley. The former pediatrician is accused of sexually assaulting more than 100 children he treated over a 10-year period. That's left parents and others in the small town of Lewes wondering why it took authorities so long to intervene.
The government of Bahrain today is expected to lift a state of emergency that was declared at the height of the anti-government protests in March. Mary Louise Kelly talks to NPR's Kelly McEvers about the situation in Bahrain.
Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep reports from Pakistan on the death of another prominent Pakistani journalist. Saleem Shazhad, who had been critical of the government, had been tortured. Inskeep also talks to Pakistani journalist Najam Sethi about attitudes in Pakistan now that Osama bin Laden is dead.
Osama bin Laden's death has put more pressure on the United States' strategic partnership with Pakistan, and its ongoing commitment to the war in Afghanistan. Thomas Barnett, chief analyst of Wikistrat, an online community for global strategists, tells Renee Montagne that the U.S. relationships with Pakistan and Afghanistan aren't worth the effort.