November 24 - The Technical Aspects of the P5+1 Deal with Iran; Putin Strong-Arms Ukraine; The 90 Corporate and State-Owned Entities Responsible for Two-Thirds of Global Warming Gasses

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Part 1

We begin with the historic agreement reached in Geneva between the P5+1 and Iran to suspend its nuclear development for six months. Nader Bagherzadeh, a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine joins us to analyze the technical aspects of the agreement and assess its durability and likely consequences.




Part 2

Then we speak with the former U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine where over a hundred thousand protesters have taken to the streets to object to their government’s about-face on a deal to join the EU because of pressure from Russia. Steven Pifer, the director of the Brookings Institution’s Arms Control Initiative who served as a special assistant to the president and senior director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia on the National Security Council joins us to examine Putin’s charge that the EU is blackmailing Ukraine into a deal, while Ukrainian protesters are charging that they are being strong-armed by Russia.

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Part 3

Then finally we speak with the author of a groundbreaking study published in the journal Climatic Change that identifies 90 commercial and state-owned entities responsible for producing two thirds of the man-made greenhouse gasses causing global warming, half of which has been produced since 1986. Richard Heede, the Principal of Climate Mitigation Services joins us to discuss this new way of looking at who is causing the climate crisis, not in terms of rich nations versus poor, but producers versus consumers and the resource rich versus the resource poor. rick heede