Daily Briefing - Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Why did the #DISCLOSE ACT fail to pass congress today?

Robert Kaiser - Washington Post Associate Editor- Shares his thoughts with us.



Dara Duong, survivor of Cambodian killing fields





Robert Young Pelton who ran independent intelligence network in Afghanistan



Daily Briefing - Monday, July 26, 2010

Writer, press critic and NYU professor of journalism, Jay Rosen talks to Ian Masters about the Wiki Leaks website. His award winning blog PressThink, puts forward critical analysis about journalism and the press.

Rosen is also the author of What Are Journalists For? and serves as a member of Wikipedia's advisory board. Visit Rosen's blog at www.pressthink.org. For more information on his books click here.


Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper on Cambodian war crimes trials


Robert Kuttner on Elizabeth Warren & women fighting for financial reform.

Background Briefing - Sunday, July 25, 2010

David Kilcullen is an author and a consultant on counterinsurgency and counterterrorism. An anthropologist who was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Australian Army, he was the Counterinsurgency Advisor to general David Petraeus in Iraq and is currently advising the top command in Afghanistan. Kilcullen is also an adjust professor of Security Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He is the author of The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One and Counterinsurgency, which is now out in paperback.


Felix Kuehn and Alex Strick von Linschoten are the only independent Western journalists living in Kandahar, and are the founders of Afghanwire.com. Alex is currently working on a PhD. in the War Studies Department of Kings College, London on the interaction between Sufi groups and militant jihadi organizations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Somalia. Both Alex and Felix are graduates of the School of African and Oriental Studies and both live permanently in Kandahar. They are the co-editors of the book, My Life with the Taliban, an autobiography of Abdul Salam Zaeef. They blog at www.felixkeuhn.com and www.alexstrick.com.


Scott Thomas Bruce is the Director of US Operations for the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability located at the University of San Francisco’s Center for the Pacific Rim. He trained as a historian at both Queens University in Belfast and at the University of California, Berkeley and holds Masters Degrees in Asia Pacific Studies and Business Administration from the University of San Francisco.