Foreign Policy http://nhpr.org en Iraq On The Brink: U.S. Weighs Options As Jihadis Advance http://nhpr.org/post/iraq-brink-us-weighs-options-jihadis-advance <p>A powerful group of radical Islamists has been overwhelming Iraqi cities and towns. The stunning onslaught has the capital Baghdad now girding for battle and the U.S. grappling with how best to deal with the threat. We’ll look at the situation there and at American options.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:00:12 +0000 The Exchange 50293 at http://nhpr.org Iraq On The Brink: U.S. Weighs Options As Jihadis Advance All Eyes On India, And Its New Prime Minister http://nhpr.org/post/all-eyes-india-and-its-new-prime-minister <p>Home to a sixth of the world’s population and the third largest economy, India is certainly not a force to be ignored. With a GDP&nbsp; beyond the size of Japan’s, and a&nbsp; population getting close to China’s. At this magnitude, India’s economic problems are on a huge scale as well: a per capita income of two thousand dollars a year, a stubbornly sluggish growth rate, inflation almost at ten percent, and more than three hundred million people living in poverty. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:00:21 +0000 The Exchange 49512 at http://nhpr.org All Eyes On India, And Its New Prime Minister What Happened To The "Arab Spring," And What's Next http://nhpr.org/post/what-happened-arab-spring-and-whats-next <p>Three years after what was dubbed the “Arab Spring”, Egypt is preparing for its first election since a military coup last summer. The candidate presumed to win is Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who led the coup against Islamist President Morsi last July.&nbsp; Since then, he’s been the de facto leader of Egypt, and has engineered mass crackdowns on dissent. It’s not the type of reform many imagined, when the fabled Tahrir Square uprisings began – and now, Egyptians are wondering if their revolution has left them any better off than before. Tue, 13 May 2014 13:00:02 +0000 The Exchange 48348 at http://nhpr.org What Happened To The "Arab Spring," And What's Next All Eyes On Afghanistan: Elections, The Taliban, And The U.S. Military Drawdown http://nhpr.org/post/all-eyes-afghanistan-elections-taliban-and-us-military-drawdown <p>The results of this weekend’s elections, many say, will have enormous consequences for the country’s future - from the status of ongoing U.S. military support, to whether recent civil rights gains are maintained.&nbsp; But the balloting has been marred by violence, and deep-seated concerns about fraud.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46222 at http://nhpr.org All Eyes On Afghanistan: Elections, The Taliban, And The U.S. Military Drawdown U.S. - Russia Relations: What's Next? http://nhpr.org/post/us-russia-relations-whats-next <p>U.S. ties with Russia have always been complicated, but recently they have heated up even more. Disputes over how to approach the war in Syria, Russia’s protection of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, as well as the recent tug of war over Ukraine have all contributed to this tension. We’re examining this fraught relationship and how it’s changed.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 39566 at http://nhpr.org U.S. - Russia Relations: What's Next? American Politics And The Asian Pacific http://nhpr.org/post/american-politics-and-asian-pacific <p>The administration wants&nbsp; to “pivot east” - to move away from Europe and the Middle East and more towards Japan, South Korea, and especially China - given its economic and military power.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p><ul><li><strong>Kathleen Molony </strong>– director and executive committee member of the Fellows Program at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She was formerly the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade.</li></ul> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 38463 at http://nhpr.org American Politics And The Asian Pacific An Opening In Iran? http://nhpr.org/post/opening-iran <p>After more than three decades of tension and distrust, a new President and his charm offensive have caused hopes for better relations. But skepticism remains&hellip; about what Iran&rsquo;s intentions are &ndash; and how other actors like Syria and Israel could play a role.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p><p><strong>Bill Martel</strong>, professor at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. His most recent book is called &quot;Victory in War&quot;</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 35868 at http://nhpr.org An Opening In Iran? N.H. Delegation's Reaction To Obama Remarks: A Mix Of Doubt, Hope On Syria http://nhpr.org/post/nh-delegations-reaction-obama-remarks-mix-doubt-hope-syria <p>New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte says she's skeptical of the credibility of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar Assad and the ability of the United Nations to execute a plan for Syria to relinquish its chemical weapons.</p><p>But Ayotte, commenting after President Barack Obama addressed the nation Tuesday night, said if the effort is successful, the world would be safer.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:36:51 +0000 Associated Press 34741 at http://nhpr.org A Roundtable Of Granite Staters With Connections To Egypt http://nhpr.org/post/roundtable-granite-staters-connections-egypt <p>As unrest continues in Egypt, we'll get the thoughts of Granite Staters with an affiliation to the country. We’ll get their thoughts about the recent unrest in that country after the army ousted President Mohammed Morsi last month. &nbsp;We’ll find out what they’re hearing from friends and family in Egypt and hear their hopes and concerns for the country’s future, including its relations with the U.S.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 32893 at http://nhpr.org A Roundtable Of Granite Staters With Connections To Egypt A Roundtable Of Granite Staters On The Turmoil In Turkey http://nhpr.org/post/roundtable-granite-staters-turmoil-turkey <p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 200%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial', 'sans-serif'; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">Protests against the Prime Minister Erdogan&nbsp;continue this week after a violent crackdown sparked national protests. While some point to the Arab Spring as a comparison, a secular Turkey is its own special case. We’ll look at what’s happening in the region, and implication for American foreign policy.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Dean Spiliotes 29753 at http://nhpr.org A Roundtable Of Granite Staters On The Turmoil In Turkey Lawrence Korb: National Security On A Budget (Rebroadcast) http://nhpr.org/post/lawrence-korb-national-security-budget-rebroadcast <p><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">As the U.S. emerges from a decade of war and a Great Recession, defense expert and former Reagan Pentagon official Lawrence Korb says we can and should cut our military spending. Mon, 27 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 28109 at http://nhpr.org Lawrence Korb: National Security On A Budget (Rebroadcast) Rising Worries Over Syria http://nhpr.org/post/rising-worries-over-syria <p>This week, U.S. concerns over the civil war in Syria escalated with talk of chemical weapons and the real fear that the conflict could spill over in the broader Middle East including Israel.&nbsp; Now there’s debate in Washington about how this country should respond what the so-called “red-line is” and whether the Americans public is willing to cross it.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p> Thu, 09 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 27142 at http://nhpr.org Rising Worries Over Syria New Hampshire Veterans - On The Iraq War’s Tenth Anniversary http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-veterans-iraq-war-s-tenth-anniversary <p>In March of 2003, the U.S. began air strikes in what officials said would be a short war. Eight years later, our forces pulled out with a death toll of more than 4000 Americans and&nbsp;100,000 Iraqis.&nbsp; We’ll talk with Granite Staters who served in Iraq, what they experienced and their reflections a decade later.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests: </strong></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:51:14 +0000 Laura Knoy 23934 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Veterans - On The Iraq War’s Tenth Anniversary Lawrence Korb: National Security On A Budget http://nhpr.org/post/lawrence-korb-national-security-budget <p><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">As the U.S. emerges from a decade of war and a Great Recession, defense expert and former Reagan Pentagon official Lawrence Korb says we can and should cut our military spending. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 20936 at http://nhpr.org Lawrence Korb: National Security On A Budget The Nuke Rebuke: Arguments Against The Atomic Bomb http://nhpr.org/post/nuke-rebuke-arguments-against-atomic-bomb <P>More than twenty years after the end of the Cold War, the nuclear solution continues its powerful grip on geopolitics. From <A href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/25/world/asia/north-korea-vows-nuclear-test-as-threats-intensify.html" target=_blank>North Korea’s confrontational nuclear testing</A> and long-range rocket launches to the coming <A href="http://www.weforum.org/news/kissinger-calls-united-states-and-russia-cooperate-solution-syria-and-cautions-israel-over-unil" target=_blank>nuclear crisis in Iran</A>, nukes are the currency of power, signifying prestige and influence on the world stage.</P> <P> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:27:29 +0000 Virginia Prescott 20706 at http://nhpr.org The Nuke Rebuke: Arguments Against The Atomic Bomb