February 19, 2015 - David Rothkopf

February 19, 2015
David Rothkopf

David Rothkopf, CEO and Editor of The FP Group, Foreign Policy Magazine and the foreignpolicy.com website says when it comes to the foreign policies of the Obama Administration, he is no fan.  But he says the National Security processes of the Obama White House might be even worse.

February 18, 2015 - Hannah Dreier

February 18, 2015
Hannah Dreier

AP Caracas Correspondent Hannah Dreier on how crashing oil prices are hitting  the Venezuelan economy hard, while the government of President Nicolas Maduro is under political siege.  His critics include the usual suspects from the free-market opposition, but more recently some old-line supporters of Hugo Chavez have turned against him, as well.

February 16, 2015 - Maxim Eristavi

February 16, 2015
Maxim Eristavi

Ukrainian journalist Maxim Eristavi says the ceasefire seems to be holding, but what made it possible is that Vladimir Putin has already accomplished his goal — destabilizing Ukraine. The more important war there now, he says, is to end corruption in Ukrainian government and across society.

February 12, 2015 - Robert Jackson

February 12, 2015
Robert Jackson

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Robert Jackson:  with Al Qaeda affiliates still operating in Mali and Somalia, and with Boko Haram taking its Islamic State-like warfare beyond Nigeria, Terrorism is a big issue on his plate. But so are AIDS and Malaria reduction and the economic competition from China.

February 10, 2015 - Brad Cates

February 10, 2015
Brad Cates

Albuquerque lawyer and businessman Brad Cates: as a Reagan-era Justice Dept official he helped implement newer, tougher procedures for civil forfeiture as part of the War on Drugs. Now he’d like to see civil forfeiture abolished. Despite some misleading public statements by Attorney General Eric Holder, he’s actually done much less than that.

February 9, 2015 - Gopal Ratnam

February 9, 2015
Gopal Ratnam

Correspondent Gopal Ratnam of Foreign Policy magazine and foreignpolicy.com on last week’s well-orchestrated Washington campaign to escalate American arms shipments to the military in Ukraine. Whose campaign is this and how was it managed? The effects have been felt in Washington, America, Ukraine and Europe from London to Moscow.

February 5, 2015 - Cengiz Aktar

February 5, 2015
Cengiz Aktar

Respected Istanbul journalist Cengiz Aktar with the inside story of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  12 years ago, he looked like the best thing that had happened to Turkish politics in decades. Today he looks like the poster-boy for Lord Acton’s famous maxim, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

February 4, 2015 - Jacob Kushner

February 4, 2015
Jacob Kushner

] Reporter Jacob Kushner, who has spent recent months and years in Haiti, where the President now rules by decree, the Parliament has passed its re-elect-by date and gone home.  Among the issues still unsolved: where hundreds of thousands of homeless people are live and how they are to support themselves, and disputes over land ownership that threaten to paralyze economic development.

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