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Here are some previous Think Tank programs that may be of interest.
Interview with Margaret MacMillan (aired 4/20/2006)
At the close of World War I - the "war to end all wars" - leaders of the major powers met in Paris to create what they hoped would be a lasting peace. From the ruins of four bankrupt empires they redrew the boundaries of the modern world. They carved out entirely new nations throughout Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East, including a British protectorate called
Palestine and a patchwork country called Iraq. Many of today’s most violent conflicts can be traced back to decisions made during those fateful six
months in Paris. What went wrong? What went right?
Getting it Right in Iraq (aired 2/9/2006)
America’s presence in Iraq is entering its third year. Despite progress and establishing democracy, violence against Iraqis and American troops continues. What is the best strategy for success in Iraq? Has the game been worth the candle?
Does the U.N. Work? (aired 9/16/2004)
The UN was created in 1945 principally to promote peace among nations. But
its role in the 21st Century is unclear. Global terrorism, genocide and
humanitarian crises have taken center stage. Critics charge internal
corruption and attempts by member nations to use the UN to rein-in the
United States, the world’s sole remaining superpower. Would a stronger UN
make for a more peaceful world? Or should America be wary about losing its
right to act in its own interest?
Zbigniew Brzezinski (aired 9/9/2004)
Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security advisor to former President Jimmy
Carter, has served successive U.S. administrations on foreign policy and
intelligence issues. Now a counselor and trustee with the Center for
Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC, he is the author of
numerous books including the historic masterpiece The Grand Chessboard,
American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives and the just published The
Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership. This week he casts a sharp
eye on the foreign policy of George W. Bush: What’s wrong? What’s right?
Henry Kissinger at Large, Part Two (aired 8/26/2004)
Think Tank is once again joined by one of the towering figures of 20th century American Foreign Policy, Dr. Henry Kissinger. He has served as Secretary of State under Presidents Nixon and Ford, as well as National Security Advisor during some of the most tumultuous years of the Cold War. Throughout the past three decades he has played an important role as an advisor to successive US presidential administrations, currently serving on the Defense Policy Board. His thoughts on America’s role in the world, though invariably controversial, are never ignored if not always heeded.
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