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CCTV America: The Heat explores the future of Afghanistan after major US withdrawal

November 13, 2014

Is Afghanistan better or worse off after 13 years war?

The Heat hosted a panel of experts to discuss the country’s future:

  • Haroun Mir, a leading political strategist from Kabul.
  • Peter Galbraith, a former U.N. deputy special representative for Afghanistan.
  • Tony Shaffer, the former senior U.S. intelligence officer.

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Vermont Watchdog: Medicare issue hurting Shumlin administration

Vermont senator: Medicare issue hurting Shumlin administration

Posted By Bruce Parker On November 12, 2014 @ 9:52 am

MEDICARE MESS: Outgoing Democratic state Sen. Peter Galbraith (right) says Gov. Peter Shumlin’s handling of Medicare is causing anxiety among seniors.

MEDICARE MESS: Outgoing Democratic state Sen. Peter Galbraith (right) says Gov. Peter Shumlin’s handling of Medicare is causing anxiety among seniors.

 

 “Senior citizens worry about changes to their standard of living. The easiest thing in the world would have been to say don’t worry. But instead we didn’t, and frankly I think that’s the reason the governor nearly lost,” state Sen. Peter Galbraith, D-Windham, told Vermont Watchdog.

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Newsweek: How Does ISIS Fund Its Reign of Terror?

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November 6, 2014 7:30 AM EST 

Smuggling fuel is easier in a city like Erbil than smuggling oil. “If you’re smuggling crude oil, you have to smuggle a large quantity of it to get value. It’s not like diamonds,” says Peter Galbraith, a former U.S. ambassador to Croatia who advises the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq. “That’s why it’s better to have a pipeline. Now, if you’re taking a refined product like diesel or some other fuel, then it is possible to transport and sell it in small amounts.”

Galbraith is pessimistic. His biggest concern is the lack of a ground army powerful enough to defeat ISIS—apart from that of the U.S., whose engagement at ground level has been strictly ruled out by President Barack Obama. “When I look at ISIS, I don’t see them becoming one of the great societies of the Middle East. On the other hand, I don’t see them being defeated either,” he said. “We may be able to contain them, but it is hard to see who is going to overtake them.”

Go read the complete article at this link.

CNBC: Does Syria’s weapons pledge match Obama’s goal?

Does Syria’s weapons pledge match Obama’s goal?  
Thursday, 12 September 2013 9:05 PM ET

Peter Galbraith, Senior Diplomatic Fellow at Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, notes that the threat of U.S. military action was to deter Syria from using chemical weapons again, but by acceding to the global treaty, Syria will have to destroy their stockpiles

Watch the video here by clicking this link to CNBC.

Source: CNBC.com

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America Aljazeera: Consider This TONIGHT at 10 ET/7 PM

THE LATEST FROM THE SHOW

SEP 11
ON TONIGHT!

If Syria turns over its chemical weapons, how will the US react?

A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his rifle in an area of Aleppo, Syria controlled by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, on September 11, 2013.
A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his rifle in an area of Aleppo, Syria controlled by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, on September 11, 2013.

U.S. officials wait as Syria considers chemical weapons disposal

If Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accepts Russia’s proposal, will the regime turn over its entire chemical weapons arsenal? How long would it take to destroy all of Syria’s chemical weapons? Consider This host Antonio Mora will discuss the situation with former Ambassador Peter Galbraith, who was an eyewitness to the destruction in Iraq after Saddam Hussein used chemical weapons against the country’s Kurdish population, and Kyle Olsen, the president of The Olsen Group, who advised the UN as well as U.S. and European firms on destroying Iraqi chemical weapons after the Gulf War.

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CNN: Iraq and Syria Disintegrating

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/07/31/amanpour-mideast-chaos-galbraith-intv.cnn.html

The Middle East — whether in Syria, Iraq, or Lebanon, appears to be splintering across sectarian lines.

CNN’s Hala Gorani, in for Christiane Amanpour, speaks to Peter Galbraith and breaks down the situation.

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