Show details for the week of December 19th, 2011

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On this week’s show:

  • Post Election protests in Russia – an interview with Stephen F. Cohen
  • How Maliki and Iran outsmarted the U.S. on troop withdrawal – an interview with Gareth Porter


Stephen F. Cohen

Stephen F. Cohen is professor of Russian studies and history at New York University and professor of politics emeritus at Princeton University.  He is a contributing editor to The Nation and a frequent guest on the Charlie Rose Show and other broadcast media.

His most recent book,  just out in expanded paperback edition from Columbia University Press, is Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives – From Stalinism to the New Cold War.

He joined The Monitor to talk about the recent elections in Russia, the protests that followed them and the way the U.S. media covers those elections. You can read more of his work by clicking the link below.

Articles by Stephen F. Cohen available online at The Nation


Gareth Porter

Gareth Porter is an American historian, investigative journalist and policy analyst on U.S. foreign and military policy. A strong opponent of U.S. wars in Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, he has also written on the potential for diplomatic compromise to end or avoid wars in Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, Iraq and Iran. He is the author of a history of the origins of the Vietnam War, Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam.

He returns to The Monitor to talk about his most recent article: How Maliki and Iran Outsmarted the U.S. on Troop Withdrawal

You can read more of his work by clicking on the link below.

Gareth Porter’s articles on the Inter Press Service website.


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