Mar 23 - NATO Strategies and Diplomacy; Syria; The Budget Crisis

 

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Robert Hunter, former US Ambassador to NATO, analyzes the organization's options and diplomatic dealings with respect to Libya. Robert Hunter

Part 2

UCLA History professor and Syria expert, James Gelvin, assesses the current situation in Syria. James Gelvin Modern Middle East

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Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget at the New America Foundation, discusses the hurdles confronting the budget process -- in a somewhat contentious discussion. Maya Macguinneas

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IAN MASTERS GIVES HIS THOUGHTS ON TODAY'S PROGRAM  

U.N.'s Involvement in Libya; Situation in Yemen; Rebulican attacks on Elizabeth Warren

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Michael Collins Dunn, editor of the Middle East Journal examines the effectiveness of the U.N.'s mission in Libya.  

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Sheila Carapico, head of the political science department at the American University in Cairo discusses Yemen’s military situation.  She is the author of Civil Society in Yemen: The Political Economy of Activism in Modern Arabia.  She is also a contributing editor to Middle East Report.

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Andy Kroll, a staff reporter for Mother Jones magazine and  associate editor at TomDispatch talks about the Republican criticisms of Elizabeth Warren and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  

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Ian Masters's analysis of today's rundown.  

Mar 16 - The Pitfalls of Nuclear Power; Security Strategy and Libya; Oil Prices

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Victor Gilinsky, former member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and current consultant to the Ploughshares Fund, candidly assesses the safety of nuclear power. Victor Gilinsky

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Ambassador David Mack, who has lived and served in Libya, analyzes the strategic options available as Qaddafi's forces appear to be on the verge of re-asserting control. David Mack

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University of Maryland professor Michael Greenberger, former Director
of the Division of Trading and Markets at the Commodity Futures Trading
Commission, explains the rising cost of oil. His answer--NOT international turmoil; NOT Japanese disaster; HINT: Think about the banks that screwed us back in 2008.
Michael Greenberger

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Ian Masters gives his analysis of the day's program.