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November 14 2013

05:36

Iranian Peace Talks Stay Stuck

The US and Israel are split over negotiations with nuclear Iran. We’ll look at the arguments, and the stakes.

Guests

Michael Hirsh, chief correspondent at National Journal. (@MichaelPHirsh)

Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Co-chair of the Project on U.S. Middle East Nonproliferation Strategy. (@dubo1968)

Suzanne Maloney, senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institute’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy. (@MaloneySuzanne)

From Tom’s Reading List

Wall Street Journal: The Case for Stronger Sanctions on Iran — “The Geneva negotiations indicate that Mr. Rouhani’s bosses are willing only to make concessions that are easily revoked or not much of a nuclear impediment to start with. The U.S. and its allies seem much more likely to get the attention of the supreme leader and the Revolutionary Guards if the pain from sanctions is so intense that a choice has to be made between economic collapse and the nuclear program.”

CNN: Bad Iran deal worse than no deal — “The problem is that the Iranian leadership does not operate by Western standards. Seldom does the Iranian government place the wellbeing of its population above its own revolutionary ideology. The Supreme Leader considers himself the Deputy of the Messiah on Earth. Sovereignty comes from God; what the Iranian people may think is beside the point.”

Haaretz: Netanyahu’s rage at Iran nuclear deal is fueled by 1938 Western betrayal at Munich — “Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, to paraphrase Groucho Marx, cannot accept any agreement that Iran has agreed to. Conversely, the only nuclear accord that Israel can live with is one that Tehran can’t. Actually, nothing short of complete and utter dismantlement of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure can convince Israel that the mullahs in Tehran have changed their ways. That Iran has given up its quest for nuclear weapons. That Tehran is no longer pursuing a bomb with which to achieve regional hegemony and to threaten Israel with extinction.”

October 29 2013

07:47

Debating The NSA’s Reach

More claims all over on NSA snooping. We look at the scope of American surveillance and what we need, or don’t.

Guests

Adam Entous, national security correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. (@AdamEntous)

Jesselyn Radack, attorney and National Security and Rights Human Rights Director for the Government Accountability Project. Author of “Traitor: The Whistleblower and the ‘American Taliban.’” Former ethics adviser for the U.S. Department of Justice. (@Jesselyn Raddack)

Michael Allen, founder and Managing Director of Beacon Global Strategies, LLC. Former Majority Staff Director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Author of: Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence After 9/11.” (@BeaconGlobal)

From Tom’s Reading List

Wall Street Journal: Obama Unaware as U.S. Spied on World Leaders — “Officials said the internal review turned up NSA monitoring of some 35 world leaders, in the U.S. government’s first public acknowledgment that it tapped the phones of world leaders. European leaders have joined international outrage over revelations of U.S. surveillance of Ms. Merkel’s phone and of NSA’s monitoring of telephone call data in France.The White House cut off some monitoring programs after learning of them, including the one tracking Ms. Merkel and some other world leaders, a senior U.S. official said. Other programs have been slated for termination but haven’t been phased out completely yet, officials said.”

Reuters: Spain summons U.S. ambassador over spying — “El Mundo reproduced a graphic on Monday which it said was an NSA document showing the agency had spied on 60.5 million phone calls in Spain between December 10, 2012 and January 8 this year. The newspaper said it had reached a deal with Glenn Greenwald, the Brazil-based journalist who has worked with other media on information provided to him by Snowden, to get access to documents affecting Spain.”

National Journal: NSA Surveillance Back in Crosshairs on Hill — “By tightening or codifying current practices and adding transparency and accountability measures, the legislation from Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., is a response to critics who have questioned the NSA’s rationale for secretly collecting phone and Internet records of millions of Americans. The bill they plan to move through the committee protects the NSA’s power to conduct sweeping surveillance approved by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and is unlikely to go anywhere near appeasing reform advocates.”

July 18 2013

15:04

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January 13 2012

08:36

PODCAST : LA PARODIE DE SEAN PAUL SUR MONTBÉLIARD

July 14 2011

12:26

EFL Teacher Talk w/ Brad Patterson | EFL BRIDGES

EFL Teacher Talk w/ guest Brad Patterson of Edulang.com, Snapanda.com, A journée in language, & The ELT Blog Challenge

July 06 2011

04:12

DSK Case Crumbles; Is France's Sexism Debate Next? : NPR

There was plenty of dialogue about the treatment of women in France following the sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Now that the case against the former IMF chief appears to be unraveling, many women fear the soul-searching will not continue. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports. http://www.npr.org/2011/07/03/137588365/dsk-case-crumbles-will-frances-sexism-debate-be-next

June 14 2011

11:18

June 13th, Paris: First entry

Presentations around the trip & the reasons why I decided to stay in Paris for a while longer.

June 05 2011

12:13

The Phileas Club 36 – Uncomfortable Celebrations | Frenchspin.com (en)

On this episode, your hosts: Patrick Beja from France (notpatrick on Twitter) Turki from Saudi Arabia (saudi on Twitter) Scott from Utah, US (extralife on Twitter) Kerwin from the UK (kerwindatu and globalurbanist on Twitter) Talk about: Osama Ben Laden DSK And more. Huffduffed from http://frenchspin.com/en/2011/05/the-phileas-club-36-uncomfortable-celebrations/

May 27 2011

13:30

Business podcast: Dotcom boom or new media bubble? | Business | guardian.co.uk

Social networking companies are becoming hot property. But does their high valuation indicate a new dotcom bubble? Plus: we examine the candidates vying to become the new head of the IMF; and a new hip-hop… http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/audio/2011/may/25/business-podcast-dotcom-boom-bubble

February 17 2011

17:32

Who was the last French Bourbon?

The story of the House of Bourbon is pretty complicated. Luckily, Deblina and Sarah are here to examine the web of people and events leading to the fall of the House. Tune in and learn more about Henri, comte de Chambord, the last French Bourbon.
Tags: history france
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