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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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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Mar 15 - Japan's Nuclear Plants; Bahrain in Context

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Linda Gunter, founder of Beyond Nuclear, explains the problems with the General Electric-built reactors in Japan. Linda Gunter

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Rasool Nafisi analyzes the situation in Bahrain, particularly with respect to Iran's possible response. Rasool Nafisi

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Journalist and risk consultant Youssef Ibrahim gives a further assessment of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Youssef Ibrahim

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March 14th - Nuclear Crisis in Japan; The Situation in Libya

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Gordon Thompson, executive director of the Institute of Research and Security Studies and a research professor at Clark University's George Perkins Marsh Institute discusses environmental and security impacts of nuclear technologies.

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David Freeman, former head of the TVA and the LADWP talks about the problems with nuclear power.

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Abubaker Saad, former Libyan diplomat and professor of history at Western Connecticut State University assesses the situation in Libya as freedom fighters are getting attacked from the air.

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