Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
After nine long years in Iraq and an ongoing, tenuous drawdown in Afghanistan, few politicians on either side of the aisle want to get involved in another war. These days, many inside and outside of the Beltway feel that the best way to deal with international conflicts is merely to provide the "seed money": given enough time and arms, the Syrians can oust Bashar al-Assad on their own; Israel can stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.
Friday, February 24, 2012
The prospect of attacking Iran is making its way back into the media and political discourse, despite the fact that national security experts think a pre-emptive strike would be a bad idea. Brooke speaks to New York Times reporter Scott Shane about why talk of war is on the rise.
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Monday, February 20, 2012
Gas prices are going up and it's turning into a campaign issue. Gas prices have already risen 25 cents since the start of the year, putting them at $3.25 a gallon, a record high for this time of year. Occupy organizers turn their attention towards the more than 2 million people in prisons with what they're calling National Occupy Day in Support of Prisoners. Arizona Republican Senator John McCain is in Egypt trying to resolve a diplomatic dispute over American NGO workers in Egypt charged with using illegal funding to incite revolution.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Iran has been causing trouble in the region as Tehran cut off crude exports to Europe. United Nations nuclear inspectors are back in the country this morning for the second time in a month. This time they are seeking more talks about the country's nuclear program. Yesterday, Iran signaled that it was ready to hit back hard at sanctions threatening its economy by announcing it was halting its limited oil sales to France and Britain. James Reynolds is correspondent for our partner the BBC.
Friday, February 17, 2012
This time last year, unrest in Libya sent oil prices climbing, adding pressure to an already struggling economy. Now, it looks like a similar scenario could happen this spring and summer: in retaliation for an embargo planned by the European Union, Iran has threatened to cut off oil supplies. Impacting virtually every aspect of the U.S. economy, these increased oil prices will almost certainly influence the election's climate.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
On Wednesday, Iran claimed to have made advances in the master production of nuclear fuel despite increasingly tough sanctions by the West over its controversial nuclear program. This week Iran has also been in the headlines for a series of attacks in Thailand, India and Georgia. Furthermore, relations between Israel and Iran are increasingly strained with threats of aggression coming from both sides. Is there still hope for diplomacy between Iran and Western governments?
Monday, February 13, 2012
Today in India an explosion tore through an Israeli diplomat's car on the streets of New Delhi, Israeli officials said. The driver and a diplomat's wife were injured. The explosion took place close to the Israeli embassy. Meanwhile in Tiblisi, Georgia Israel's Foreign Ministry said an attempted car bombing in Georgia was thwarted.
Monday, February 06, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The escalating tension between Israel and Iran over the latter's nuclear program has been at the center of many foreign policy debates and diplomatic talks over the past decade. Proponents of an Israeli strike say it's needed for to preserve Israel's national security while detractors say such an attack would precipitate World War III.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Asghar Farhadi discusses directing of “A Separation,” Iran's official selection for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Starting out as a domestic drama about the dissolution of a marriage, the film gradually reveals its complex texture and unfolds like a legal thriller. “A Separation” is playing at Film Forum & Lincoln Plaza.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Stuxnet, the mysterious computer virus which only targets Siemens industrial software and equipment, devastated Iran's uranium enrichment facility at Natanz and nuclear reactor at Bushehr. These setbacks didn't incur any loss of life; however, they weren't the only actions taken against Iran's nuclear program. Many experts believe that a covert campaign of assassinations, bombings, and sabotage has been anonymously carried out over the past three years by Israel and the Bush and Obama administrations.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Iran says another one of its nuclear scientists has been killed, this time by a motorcyclist who attached a bomb to his car in Tehran this morning. It was the fourth such killing reported in two years and comes at a time of growing tension between Iran and the West. Joining the program is Gordon Corera, security correspondent for our partner the BBC.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times and WNYC contributor David Sanger joins from Cairo to discuss the latest in U.S.-Egypt relations, as well as developments between Iran and the U.S. Plus what the resignation of Bill Daley means to the Obama administration.