Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Talk Nation Radio: Gareth Porter, Obama Policy on the MidEast, and Journalist Muhammad Khurshid in Pakistan

Talk Nation Radio for March 24, 2010
Is Obama policy in the MidEAst Floundering because a Propaganda War is Derailing Diplomatic Opportunities?

Journalist Gareth Porter joins us to discuss U.S. policy on Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq. He is an expert on history, diplomacy, and U.S. National Security Policy, and has been studying missed opportunities for peace and diplomacy. And journalist Muhammad Khurshidis in Pakistan, he discusses civilian casualties and how the Pakistani government is playing a double game.

Produced by Dori Smith, Storrs, Connecticut
Syndicated with Pacifica Network, download at Pacifica's Audioport here or at and

See his story in OPED News March 17, 2010, Who Killed Me and Why?

Dr. Gareth Porter writes regularly on U.S. diplomatic policy toward Iraq and Iran for Inter Press Service. Porter served as Bureau Chief for Dispatch News Service International in Saigon, South Vietnam in 1970-71 and also filed regular stories as special correspondent for Dagens Hyheter. His stories were published in a number of major U.S. and European newspapers, including The Washington Post. After receiving his MA in International Politics from the University of Chicago, he received his Ph.D in Southeast Asian Studies at Cornell University. In 1974-75, Dr. Porter was Co-Director of Indochina Resource Center in Washington. Porter. After receiving his Ph.D, Dr. Porter taught international studies at City College of New York in 1982-83 and American University from 1985 to 1990. He was also the first Academic Director for Peace and Conflict Resolution in the Washington Semester program at American University. Dr. Porter is the author of four books, the latest of which is Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam (University of California Press, 2005). He is also the author of a detailed proposal for a negotiated peace in Iraq in the fall 2005 issue of Middle East Policy.

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Also of interest, Pakistan accused of Derailing UN talks with the Taliban, Ben Farmer, in Kabul, March 19, 2010.

And March 24, 2010, Afghan Resistance Faction Presents Peace Plan, Submitted by davidswanson on Thu, 2010-03-25 00:11, "Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan — Representatives of a major insurgent faction have presented a formal 15-point peace plan to the Afghan government, the first concrete proposal to end hostilities since President Hamid Karzai said he would make reconciliation a priority after his re-election last year".

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