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Interviews

  • Trump Frees Mattis to Escalate Endless Afghan War

    Stephen Miles interviewed

    The Real News Network | 06-15-17

    As Defense Secretary James Mattis is authorized to determine troop levels in Afghanistan, Stephen Miles of Win Without War says the U.S. and other foreign powers should focus on a political solution...Read More »

  • Ghana commended for promoting SDGs

    Dessima Williams interviewed

    Graphic Online | 06-08-17

    Ghana has been commended for its efforts in ensuring that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are working. Out of 193 countries that signed to implement the SDGs, only about 50 countries, including Ghana, are said to have a population with a high level of knowledge on what the goals entail and seek to achieve...Read More »

  • Is media responsible for protecting identity of whistleblowers?

    Melvin A. Goodman interviewed

    CBC Radio | 06-07-17

    Former CIA analyst Melvin Goodman was amazed at the "amateur nature" of Winner's role and the way The Intercept released the information...Read More »

  • Q&A: UN's Dessima Williams on the blue economy and why it matters

    Dessima Williams interviewed

    Devex | 06-06-17

    The blue economy is one buzzword popping up at the United Nations Ocean Conference as delegates seek to harness the world’s water resources in sustainable ways to boost development...Read More »

  • Afghanistan: The Longest US War is Deadlier Than Ever

    Matthew Hoh interviewed

    The Real News Netwrok | 05-03-17

    Matthew Hoh, a military veteran and diplomat who resigned his State Department post in protest of U.S. policy in Afghanistan, says the 16-year Afghan war won't end until the U.S. drops its strategy of sporadic escalation and insistence on Taliban surrender, with Afghan civilians suffering the worst consequences....Read More »

  • CNN panelist nails Trump’s ‘P.T. Barnum foreign policy’ as the ‘mother of all distractions’

    William D. Hartung interviewed

    Raw Story | 04-17-17

    “Is there a new Trump doctrine in the making, or has the president simply found a formula for distracting the public and the media from his troubles at home?” wrote William Hartung, the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy, on CNN...Read More »

  • Does Trump Stand to Profit Personally Off the Wars

    William D. Hartung interviewed

    Democracy Now! | 04-11-17

    Does President Trump stand to personally profit off the wars he is escalating in Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Somalia and beyond? That’s the question many are asking, after it emerged that Trump has personally invested in Raytheon, the military contractor who makes the Tomahawk missiles used in the U.S. strike on a Syrian airbase last week. Raytheon’s stocks briefly surged after the attack...Read More »

  • Trump Greenlights Arms Sales to Bahrain and Many Other Countries

    William D. Hartung interviewed

    The Real News Network | 04-02-17

    The Trump administration informed Congress on Wednesday, that it plans to approve the sale of 19 F-16 fighter jets, to the small Arab kingdom of Bahrain. The multi-billion dollar sale had been held up by President Obama because of human rights concerns in the island nation. The approval of the sale is just the latest in a series of signs that the Trump administration is loosening human rights considerations, when it comes to promoting U.S. arms deals. Other potential buyers of U.S. arms that had been previously been put on hold, include Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt and Taiwan...Read More »

  • Mel Goodman on AmericasDemocrats.org Interview

    Melvin A. Goodman interviewed

    AmericasDemocrats.org | 01-29-17

    In the Interview, Melvin Goodman on Trump’s dangerous national security ploys, Susie Linfield warns progressives it’s time for a little humility and Bill Press interviews Democratic strategist Brad Woodhouse...Read More »

  • Are Trump & Mexican President Provoking Conflict to Distract from Low Approval Ratings at Home?

    Laura Carlsen interviewed

    Democracy Now | 01-27-17

    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto canceled a meeting with President Trump that was scheduled for next week, as tensions between the two countries rise. The move came after Trump announced plans Wednesday to expand the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico—a wall Trump has repeatedly said he would force Mexico to pay for. On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the U.S. would impose a 20 percent tax on all goods imported from Mexico and use the proceeds to pay for the expanded border wall. But after widespread outrage at the plan, Spicer walked back his statements only hours later, saying the import tax was just "one idea."...Read More »

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