iran en 6/26/14 Panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Activist Libby Post and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus, Ira Fusfeld.</p><p>Topics include:<br />SCOTUS Decisions<br />Utah and Indiana Gay Marriage<br />Democratic reunification of state senate<br />Iran - Iraq<br />New Anchor for ABC News<br />Boehner Sues Obama</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93504 at 6/26/14 Panel Vox Pop : Open Forum on 6/17/14 : Iran & Iraq <p>A brief meeting yesterday between U.S. and Iranian officials in Vienna and news today that the U.S. is deploying almost 300 troops to Iraq to protect its embassy there amid deadly clashes between Shiite Iraqi forces and the Sunni extremist group ISIS has given the world plenty to talk about in the last 24 hours.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:30:00 +0000 92795 at Herbert London: The Faltering American Foreign Policy <p>At President Obama’s State of The Union Address scant attention was given to foreign policy. He did note that “the war in Afghanistan is coming to end;” but in reality the war continues. It just so happens the U.S. will be absent from it. Yet the truncated reporting on foreign policy is suggestive. Could it be there is little to report or is it more telling to suggest that there is little good news to report?</p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:17:04 +0000 Herbert London 83724 at 11/26/13 Panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Newtown Report<br />Obama Defends Iran Deal<br />Karzai Ultimatum<br />Heart Study Criticized<br />Katie Couric goes to Yahoo<br />Casinos<br />Albany Civic Center<br />GE</p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78597 at 11/25/13 Panel <p></p><p>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC newsman Ray Graf and Political Consultant, Libby Post.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Iran Pact<br />Kerry Defends<br />Nuclear Option<br />Presidents and lies<br />Spying on Non-Profits</p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78511 at Stephen Gottlieb: Reality Check On Iran <p>I recently attended a meeting of former Peace Corps volunteers who had served in Iran. We shared the fundamental perspective that Iran should be an ally, not an enemy, and that the current standoff is the result of government mistakes on both sides.</p><p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:48:51 +0000 Stephen Gottlieb 69836 at Hooman Majd - The paradoxes and conflicts of modern Iran <p>In 2002, President George W. Bush coined the phrase ‘Axis of Evil’ in reference to nations he believed were actively building nuclear weapons for use against the United States and its allies.<br><br>More than 10 years later, the nuclear capabilities of one of those countries, the Islamic Republic of Iran, remains a top issue in the U.S. and beyond.</p> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 62122 at Hooman Majd - The paradoxes and conflicts of modern Iran Herbert London: Why Iran Won The Last Middle East Conflict <p>Although the truce between Gaza and Israel didn’t lead to an unequivocal result, Israeli officials said they destroyed most rocket launchers and Gazan leaders maintain the settlement means they resisted the Israeli offensive and have been emboldened by their relative success. Is there a victor in this struggle?</p><p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 17:36:00 +0000 Herbert London 54200 at Herbert London: Why Iran Won The Last Middle East Conflict Stephen Gottlieb: Iran <p></p><p>Iran’s position looks a bit stronger once the war in Gaza shifted everyone’s gaze.&nbsp; But let’s use the breather to understand the bombast about Iran which will surely return.</p><p>Public bombast is not an effective or accurate way to get so-called messages to the other side. What goes on in private is vastly different. Diplomacy is private until public deals are reached and announced.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 20:38:59 +0000 Stephen Gottlieb 52802 at Herbert London: History of Tomorrow <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Let me state at the outset that my tea leaves are no more refined than anyone else&rsquo;s. However, we are in the midst of potential earth shattering events that are worthy of speculation, events that are likely to shape our national destiny for decades.</p><p>I am persuaded Mitt Romney wins the next election in large part because there isn&rsquo;t a victory narrative President Obama can develop. Thirty eight consecutive months of over 8 percent unemployment is in itself a scenario for defeat, notwithstanding all of the rationalizations the president will offer.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 15:46:12 +0000 41434 at