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Troubled Water: What's Wrong with What We Drink

P&L With Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz

07:54 min | 5 months ago

Troubled Water: What's Wrong with What We Drink

"Be Wary of water. Joining joining us now is set to seek all. He has authored activist. Member of the Council of Foreign Relations guest curators interactive brokers studios. He is the author of a new book. DOC troubled water. What's wrong with what we drink? I want to talk to you about the book at about the sort of larger concept here and and you said right before we went on air. I'm not here to scare anybody at yet what I was reading through your materials. It's a little bit unnerving to think that a lot of the water that people drink it's not just flint Michigan it's contaminated that's correct almost everywhere in America there are contaminants in our drinking water and this is probably the largest unspoken of public health threat or menace in the United States. There's a large number of different chemicals that get into our systems through our drinking water that are having unknown effects on our bodies on our endocrine systems as technical phrase that affects growth attention spans sexual interest for Tilleke as well as the possibility of cancer. Some of those things are already proven scientifically and some are now in the process of being investigated but I would argue that being investigated aggressively enough by the EPA an organization that whether it's a democratic or Republican president or Congress is unfortunately inactive who've were not active enough in pursuing what we need to have pursued to get the best health profile for all Americans all right so we don't have the best water what needs to change within the US to improve the quality of our water. Well first of all there aren't nearly there. Were about one hundred thousand chemicals that are in commerce in the United States. Maybe more and you would think that seventy eighty percent of them ninety percent of them would be under some type of investigational regulation by the EPA because some significant percentage of them get into our drinking water and some percentage of those have have a act on our health but of that hundred thousand chemicals that are in commerce. The United States. It sounds hard to believe this. But it's true. Only seventy seven zero are being regulated by the EPA for drinking water purposes and is shocking as that low number is even more shocking given how much chemicals used daily life in America even more shocking is the fact that the last S. time the EPA regulated any chemical whatsoever or any contaminant whatsoever was twenty three years ago they have been inactive for generation and longer and that is putting our health at risk. Is there any map of where we can and can't drink water. We'll tell me where you live and I'll let you know. Okay I'll give you my address after this Seriously I mean it's anyone tracking or tried to do this scientifically we'll actually. There's an organization called the environmental working group. We're on their website. You Can Punch in your zip code and and they can tell you under the federally filed documents but each utility what contaminants have been found in that ZIP codes water whether or not that's particular to your. We're particular TAP LISA. I can't say for sure but invite me over for lunch and I'll bring my test okay. Great all right so water filtration plants. I I thought that was the answer you would think so the problem the problem Paul is both on the wastewater side and on the water filtration. which the way they distribute the water order to our homes from on both sides using technologies that are about one hundred or more years old and although in the interim place have been rebuilt and they're pretty nice parking lots some beautiful reception areas? The truth is that the technology is being used never grew up along with the time that America became. We'll highly medical society where now one one of where seventy percent of all Americans twelve and overtake at least one pharmaceutical product today to people to people about twenty percent of Americans twelve and overtake take five or more prescription pills day and that all gets into our water stream on the inbound side. We still do. We did one hundred. Plus years ago to get rid of cholera and dysentery and typhoid Loyd. Fever we put a dot of chlorine or chlorine like product in it to to cleanse the water. But we don't do anything to remove from that water. These pharmaceutical pharmaceutical residues and other chemicals that have found their way into our water stream such that occupy one example of many that are in my book troubled water just one they scientists independent independent scientists with no axe to grind when ahead in the Great Lakes vast amount of water so be diluted like crazy with think she tested fish and all five of the Great Lakes and an all five live with a great lakes. She founded their brains and their organs and their muscle. She found residues of all kinds of psychiatric medicines like solo often SELECTA and fourteen other medications medications. Now if that's going there that water is then being sent back to our homes for us to drink and we are getting that dosages back in micro quantities and we're getting that magnified amounts also for eating the fish. I'm just trying I'm going through these scrap extrapolation getting increasingly concerned. I'm just wondering. How normal is this with other countries says well they're just sort of this problem globally or is the US particularly bad the more the more industrialized the more industrialized society is the more likely you are to have these problems now? There are some countries particularly Israel in Singapore that have very aggressive systems for purifying the water for reasons unrelated to Necessarily health reasons but it's really for water scarcity reasons. They have a reason to do this. And there are some parts the United States and I talk about in a Chapter Orange County California which has made a decision to basically cle- ignore the EPA guidelines. Go Way above it and they demonstrate the fact that using known technologies at very reasonable prices you can have the safest drinking water. Possibly the pure water you'd think that Zoloft PROZAC or something. Everybody happy a little bit happier. Exactly so seth so private versus public water utilities. Tell us that the compare and contrast there okay so this was a piece that I wrote the other day for the Wall Street Journal and I want to. I want to highlight something that is completely unknown. Fact in American life even when I talked to members of Congress and the senators they have no idea. There's the case you would think rationally speaking fifty states. Oh maybe every state should have at least one and what are you telling maybe two maybe three so maybe there should be three hundred four hundred maybe five hundred. What are you toys United States tops? Even though you could say that when you could cover several states we have in the United States over fifty thousand. What are utilities one county Los Angeles County has two hundred separate water utilities? These are very tiny. They have no ability to have the financial wherewithal in order to get the financing that they need to make sure that they can in higher up to date Up that they can buy up-to-date technologies hire the most advanced scientists and engineers and also fix their broken infrastructure. Is Crazy Risi just real quick here. Who has the interest of keeping all of these smaller utilities open for utilities? Okay so no one of the Public Lisa. Nobody in the public should the second thing that this is a good idea. And it isn't a good idea. That's why one of the main thrust of my book talking about Public Health. Water is to say four big takeaways from my book. One of which is we must consolidate our drinking water utilities and by the way I a second point that I made in the journal Article is that it turns out that about fifteen percent of American. Utilities are in private hands which is investor owned hands whether they're public companies or private companies remarkably digging deep into EPA A health data which a couple of professors have done. You learn something remarkable. which is that although you would think that public utilities have the public's interest in mind actually we there's a much higher incidence of contaminated water in public utilities? And the reason for that is because mayors want to keep the price low and therefore the don't get the Outcomes you want set Siegel. Thanks for joining fascinating. Discussion set Siegel activist author member of the Council foreign relations author troubled water. What's wrong with with what we drink? That's coming October. I also author of let there be water. Israel solution for water start starved world. I am very interested in that Tom. Freidman near Times op-ed today on that the topic using the work of seth very

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"council foreign relations" Discussed on Squawk Pod

Squawk Pod

08:44 min | 6 months ago

"council foreign relations" Discussed on Squawk Pod

"I'm becky quick. Along with Joe Kernan and Andrew. Ross sorkin first up the trade truce. Chinese officials are expected due to arrive in Washington today to finalize. What's called phase one in a deal between China and the US we could see a public signing ceremony or similar event on Wednesday? The White House is saying that won't happen and even sent out invitations before the weekend. So what's in the text of phase one. It's not public yet but we do have some expectations thanks to us. Business Leaders Operating China language about protections for Trade Secrets and purchase targets. China is expected to buy a total of two hundred billion dollars of US goods over two years. You also may see individual companies making specific business pledges. But what's not trickling out any details about enforcement who is monitoring that both route signs are sticking to what they said. Here's Joe and CNBC's reporter in Beijing Unison. Try to figure this out to eunice cut through all the all the stuff what one person says this is great protects American innovation creates a level playing field. Oh He's a White House spokesman and then someone from the Council Foreign Relations China is set to do little more than restore agricultural purchases says in the Wall Street Journal front page And offer some nice words serves on financial services and intellectual property. So I'm wondering whether this is all a face to I mean if we lead to it in face to do that. That's one thing but if we don't and we've cut GDP down to two percent. Basically I just wonder. That's the trade. War takes muted rooted toll. It's not horrible. It says here I mean most most of the obviously we're at new highs and a lot of companies are doing fine. Yeah you're not the only one wondering it Joe. Oh for sure. Yeah I mean even here to a lot of people within the business community. I mean they've been described in various ways to me. One of them was that it's a big nothing burger because they feel like a lot of these issues. And we've talked about this at length have been discussed in the past even back in May but but But I think that what people are I mean. People are hoping that at least it could put a truce in a band aid on on the situation at this point. But it's yeah it's it's difficult to see exactly where it's all going to lead the nothingburger like different than the impossible burger right but unison described described as a nothingburger. Is that on the Chinese side. They see this is not a big deal no I I haven't been able to talk to people on the Chinese side as to Exactly how this is going to go down but you know I think it's mainly in the US business community because there's some concern that. What from the Chinese perspective that there was a belief that the Chinese have been looking to to buy time right that The president and the vice premier had been looking to buy time and that That China was able to get that time and that and and then also within the US business communities there have been folks who who are have been again worried again about this enforcement mechanism that that one of the great strengths of the trump administration's approach has been to have a whole lot of leverage on the Chinese to try to present a united front for example to have the voice of the business community and to continue to push even if some of the people in the business community don't agree with you and actually can be hurt by your tariffs the trump administration was willing to put out that approach. A now with this the way that the phase one trade deal as is being detailed sailed it looks as though the enforcement mechanism. I'm much more comfortable ground for the Chinese because it means that individual companies than would have to go to the US government and as part of this mechanism and the Chinese any businessperson. Here would tell you is very good at dividing and conquering and and kind of picking and playing playing one side of another and kind of picking off individual companies and that's been the approach that has been very challenging for a lot of individual American companies and international companies generally to deal with so there's so so that's that's one of the things that that is of great is concerned. I think right now. Some news to bring you aways co-founder Steph. Corrie stepped aside as CEO of luggage company. Last month now says that decision was a mistake in an interview. She told me that she's decided to become co-ceo alongside Stewart Hazelton who is joining the company from Lululemon. Corey said that a way let inaccurate reporting influence time line of their transition plan. You might remember those. An article that went viral loose in the verge published last month of former employees accused her creating a toxic culture within the company. It had lots of different text messages from slack and other things in one example of Corey and told employees customer service team. Same couldn't submit vacation requests or couldn't work from home until these problems resolved Hazelton plans to start today said in a telephone interview. The Corey Corey was very selfless in trying to defuse the firestorm social media but just created a misconception that she was exiting the business which was never the intent. So that's that's a story we should say. The verge says that Steph Corey responding to our reporting at the time by saying her behavior and comments were wrong plain and simple and then choosing to step gap down as CEO speaks for itself. So I'm confused Steph. No Corey yeah not curry okay. Okay all right. I started listening and now I D- I don't know why did anyway. No I think the suggest this suggestion that the verge was making nevermind what is that. The reporting was accurate. Away Away Steph Steph. Cory Cory wrote a piece on the New York Times. We've had okay good now granted before this out fast growing fast startups in retail. Corey the Fox trying to create a new holiday the network launched an ad campaign urging people to stay home the day after the Super Bowl. I would encourage this. The ads launched during last night's divisional playoff game between Seattle and Green Bay Fox one super bowl viewers to stay up late after the game and watch. It's show the mast singer without having to worry about working the day after joining us right now is chose do hit writer for the New Yorker and author of the power of habit. Also got a podcast. You'd be talking about the podcasts as well how to with Charles Alex can't you it's Senior Technology reporter for Buzzfeed and the author of the upcoming Book Always Day One. Are you encouraging. Do you like the idea of the day after we all have to watch singer to get the day off. Do you have to. It's not tied. That's not part of the deal right to watch the show said say up you've got to watch passing or get the day off now taking time off. Yup We liked that but I love is that it used to be that the Church would create holidays. Now it's companies create new holidays. Hallmark has created something that's true hallmarks created lots of holidays if you remember breath when I was growing up black Friday after thanksgiving. That wasn't a thing that was like a creation of Amazon and other companies actually after two thousand and one to To to sort of create a new holiday gotTA stop to stop effing around and go to Sweden to four days. Our as I mean. Let's just let's just admit what we are lazy easy and just work four days a week and do is at six hours. Did you see that they went. It was a Tweeden sweetjames whatever. She is the prime minister. Wants to go to that. I'M GONNA ask you a different question because both of you have followed this and this is what's happening at Google or I should say alphabet. This is David. Drummond the chief legal officer of the company stepping down after all of these reports. All of this time is with everybody now out of Google. Meaning Larry Sergei. David is is it different company than it was even just six months ago. I mean this is an important fresh start hearing you speak to anybody at Google and they always end the conversation with. Why is David Drum? It's still there. I mean this was a real source of angst among Google employees that they said they were turning the page and they weren't going to be handing out anymore ninety million dollar settlements for or or payouts for people accused of sexual harassment and they have David drumming with a lot of skeletons in this closet or at least according.

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"council foreign relations" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

02:13 min | 2 years ago

"council foreign relations" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"Nothing we know exactly what will happen therefore by announcing today that the united states will withdraw from the iran nuclear deal in a few moments i will sign a presidential memorandum to begin reinstating us nuclear sanctions on the iranian regime we will be instituting the highest level of economic sanction any nation that helps ran in his quest for nuclear weapons could also be strongly sanctioned by the united states so let's go to richard haass president council foreign relations richard i always have made those secret of the fact i thought this was a fatally flawed deal i thought the president was desperate for a deal i thought the negotiations were terrible and i like many people didn't believe the president should have done it without getting support from congress should have instead of a unilateral dill between barack obama and our allies and ron he should have gone through congress and should have been a treaty that said we had an we have an old saying in the south about the horses already out of the barn well we've already paid her on one hundred million dollars in sanctions relief or allies are already standing whether shoulder to shoulder what does withdrawing at this point do for the united states unbalanced does virtually nothing that's good joe that reinforces the notion that we are something of a road country that we don't honor or live up to our our international commitments potentially creates a nuclear crisis with iran when rumor has it we've already got a nuclear crisis with with north korea it doesn't help us what the president announced yesterday did nothing to strengthen the us response to what iran is doing around the region which ought to give us.

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"council foreign relations" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"council foreign relations" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Ramp on republican democrat diplomacy by your council foreign relations it's a bunch of people from three schools in the east coast mr trump won kansas big he won the part of the nation you represent big how do you speak to the people of kansas in the great midwest we cannot be isolationist how we can't go back to chicago tribune diplomacy well you answered emily all of my relatives voted for trump kosovo you've got a exactly right this has to be done by the president and the president has to explain to the american people wallow that our international behavior feeds american jobs feeds american national interests and of course he hasn't done that i must grist to experience with india we saw mr moody's speak at davos of be honest it was underplayed with the uproar over mr trump's visit we now see an india ascendant really beginning to compete with china how should america assist india in their development well first of all on the military side and us nb military interaction and cooperation is accelerating but also to support india in its diplomatic effort to become a rise in great power it is democratic the largest democracy in the world here's american values and it is part of the effort to deal with the rise of chinese power that was robert blackwill a senior fellow with the council on foreign relations speaking with bloomberg's tom keene and francine look walk coming up we'll talk monetary policy which plumber bank of india governor rotten ramacci you could see all the bloomberg best stories at best go this is bloomberg open calendar what's my schedule looking like next thursday you will be caught and any mergency flash flood between park and firstrate why no no the.

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"council foreign relations" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:38 min | 2 years ago

"council foreign relations" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"The administration who doesn't agree with that is the president of the united states be mr putin's behavior you can believe in all of your experience how he will re act to the bewilderment of america over this what will mr putin do this year two thousand nineteen to the election year two thousand twenty if the president doesn't take stronger measures against russian behaviour it will emboldened putin without any doubt and you see that already the interference in the terrible tragedy in florida the interference in the democratic party so of our allies in europe and the on our own domestic processes if the president of the united states does not carry out his constitutional authority to protect the the country then mr putin will do more and more and that's what you're doing if president trump would have won even without the russian meddling in the elections we'll never know is my judgement to report that i mentioned before says that will never know how much russian interference affected the election what we do know is they did everything possible to try to get donald trump elected where do you think the muller investigation will end up how fast will it go i don't have anything immortality deseda that the investigation has been good in fact exemplary and avoiding leagues so we'll see where it goes but all of course are interested in any connection between the russian government and american individuals you were the ambassador the diplomat for mureed codes six seven two six zero out of which you toasty the ramp on republican democrat diplomacy is seen by your council foreign relations it's a bunch of people from three schools in the east coast mr trump won chances big he warned the part of the nation you represent big how do you speak to the people of kansas in the great midwest we cannot be isolationist how we can't go back to chicago tribune diplomacy well you incidentally all of my relatives voted for trump so you've got a exactly right this has to be done by the president and the president has to explain to the american people wallow that our international behavior feeds american jobs feeds american national interests and of course he hasn't done that most grist to experience with india we saw mr.

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"council foreign relations" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

02:34 min | 2 years ago

"council foreign relations" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"Well our nation has lost its wealth but we're getting it back so fast the era of economic surrender his totally over from now on we expect trading relationships to be fair and very importantly reciprocal i absolutely love resuming on them when they slow down thing in the wrong that was a larry's ringing right now is that israel that was the real really yes well let's end bringing the president council foreign relations and author of the book a world in disarray richard haass richard okay so we talking about russia now we talk about north korea we talk about nuclear war we talk about all these other things i wanna i wanna is out in on trade 'cause i believe ten years from now you and other foreign policy leaders are going to look back at this past year and say that was the year donald trump tilted the advantage to china in a way that we never recovered from china is sweeping up trade deals all across the planet and we are retreating it's an under reported story i think it's going to be one of the most significant historical facts of this trump presidency what do you think unfortunately i agree all right the more active been gelb ever was talk about a week americans don't talk about there's china is absolutely destroying us right now every single day on trade deals where official the president is dead when he talks about trade is economic surrender trade was one of the engines of american economic success for the last seventy years it strategically strengthened our allies and our friends it constrained are foes and it helped the american economy could yet we also set the rules this is we all so it was our framework it was far rules it was in already advantage while true then we negotiate most recently the trans pacific partnership the idea was to lashed together forty percent of the world's economies again we set the rules working with the eleven other countries the only problem is in the first week of mr trump's presidency a year ago he took the united states out of it and now these other eleven countries have a trade agreement so it's more difficult for the united states to sell goods and services to these countries and as you.

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"council foreign relations" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

KBOI 670AM

02:24 min | 2 years ago

"council foreign relations" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

"In the prime away i note that he is running out being challenged at all he is running for reelection which means that he he wants television diamond this and he got it all right a stills worst but my point that if you put together all the democrats all those in the house with driving these russia gate allegations come lies in contact with russia uh you add to that the senators cluding khardin who are doing in the senate and then you go to joe biden who was published an article on foreign affairs clearly meant to be the opening salvo in his attempt to get the partly democratic nomination in two twenty because its traditional to say something about foreign policy and publish it in the journal the council foreign relations which gives you some kind of kosher stamp uh wishes would by has done that we have come into the to the two to a situation and i say this having been a nominal occasional more than often uh the not voter for democratic candidates over the years where the democratic party has become or let's be a little tentative is becoming the declared party of extreme cold war with russia the anti detente party up despite signals that you announced in your headlines the the the the false report of from hawaii in japan that what the democratic party should be doing which is what a wing of the democratic party once did was look for an hour advocate ways to make us safer in these dangerous times and the waves are evident to anybody who knows anything about the nuclear posturing of both countries to be safer immediately these nuclear weapons has to be taken off high alert all up american russian on land in the air in the sea for the reason you just gave that boss repair reports of an incoming attack are not without precedent just a moment professor will break and we'll come back.

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"council foreign relations" Discussed on WTMA

WTMA

02:26 min | 2 years ago

"council foreign relations" Discussed on WTMA

"In the prime away i note that he is running being challenged challenge at all he is running for reelection which means that he he wants television time in this and he got it all right i'll still worst but my point that if you put together all the democrats all those in the house were driving these russia gate allegations criminalising contacts with russia uh you add to that the senators clooney khardin who are doing in the senate and then you go to joe biden who is published an article on foreign affairs clearly meant to be the opening salvo in his attempt to get the partly democratic nomination in twenty because its traditional say something about foreign policy and publish it in the journal the council foreign relations which gives you some kinda kosher stamp uh which is what biden has done that we have come into the to the two two situation and i say this having been a nominal occasional more than often uh not voter for democratic candidates over the years where the democratic party has become or let's be a little tentative is becoming the declared party of extreme cold war with russia the anti detente party up despite signals that you announced in your headlines the the the the false report uh from hawaii in japan that what the democratic party should be doing which is what a wing of the democratic party once did was look for and advocate ways to make us safer in these dangerous times and the waves are evident to anybody who knows anything about the nuclear posturing of both countries to be safer immediately these nuclear weapons has to be taken off high alert all up american russian on land in the air in the sea for the reason you just gay that boss report reports of an incoming attack are not without precedent chest momma professor will break and we'll come back and we'll close because senator cartons making.

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"council foreign relations" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"council foreign relations" Discussed on KQED Radio

"No cambridge forum is next here on kqed fm eighty eight point five san francisco and kqe ifm eighty nine point three north highlands sacramento it's nine thirty i mean i think we need to raise the level of thinking about nuclear weapons to if you will think about the unthinkable not nuclear strikes on others but what is the united states do if others use nuclear weapons and those others may as likely be allies as enemies of the united states we really have to start thinking about this and it's very unpleasant very dangerous welcome to cambridge form tonight we're discussing second nuclear age with author paul brechin on jim walsh from mit security studies program and i'm going to be your moderator the optimism about the end of the nuclear threat that followed the collapse of the soviet union almost a quarter century ago has faded in recent years events have revealed a host of new nuclear risks unsecured and aging cold war arsenal's expansion of the socalled nuclear club rogue states failed states and nonstate actors who may have nuclear intentions so happens concerned citizens make sense of the new nuclear landscape how much danger do these new threats actually pose these are some of the questions are speaker paul bracken us in his latest book the second nuclear age strategy danger and the new power politics which is the focus of our discussion tonight paul bracket as a professor of management and political science at yale university is a member of the council foreign relations among his previous books are fire in the.

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"council foreign relations" Discussed on WREK

WREK

02:16 min | 2 years ago

"council foreign relations" Discussed on WREK

"The end of the nuclear threat that followed the collapse of the soviet union almost a quarter century ago has faded in recent years events have revealed a host of new nuclear risks unsecured and aging cold war arsenal's expansion of the socalled nuclear club rogue states failed states and nonstate actors who may have nuclear intentions so how can s concerned citizens makes sense of the new nuclear landscape and much danger do these new threats actually pose these are some of the questions are speaker paul brac and addresses in his latest book the second nuclear age strategy danger and the new power politics which is the focus of our discussion tonight paul bracket as a professor of management and political science at yale university he is a member of the council foreign relations among his previous books are fire in the east and the command and control of nuclear forces paul bracken welcome to cambridge form thank you so much jim okay let me sort of give the this the title of the book which is itself kind of ominous second nuclear age if you didn't like the first nuclear raised we have a chance for a second the first nuclear age as you may have guest is the was the cold war but i define the second nuclear age i thought about this quite a bit as the era of the spread of nuclear weapons that have nothing to do with the cold war and i defined what it means the second nuclear rates the spread of the bomb reasons i have nothing to do with the cold war but you know what what are the consequences of that well one of the consequences is that nuclear weapons or have returned for a second act and they are now dominating the security politics and the foreign policies of three critical regions the middle east south asia and east asia i would argue that nuclear weapons are now more entrenched in the world today than they were even in the cold war because in the cold war you could have two superpowers view of the cold war for a moment with the fiction that was used at the time that it was a bipolar competition the two sides could communicate and.

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"council foreign relations" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

01:38 min | 2 years ago

"council foreign relations" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Thank you another big challenge facing the world as 2017 turns into 2018 what to do about north korea's drive to develop a nuclear arsenal this past year the regime of kim jong own made the globe pretty anxious with its nuclear and missile tests in fact the regime demonstrated that it now has the missile technology to deliver its warheads as far as the us mainland the trump administration has responded with threats of its own and that's raise fears of a war in northeast asia to get a handle on what 20 eighteen might bring i'm joined by someone we turn to a lot for wisdom on north korea isaac stone fish i hate to be crass isaac but what are you saying in 2018 war or nowar i'm gonna go with nowar just in part because i'm feeling optimistic in the holiday season and in part because i state all decides recognize that they have more to lose with a war than without a war it and i think despite in at one one could even say the best intentions of trump and possibly kim jongun and i do think cooler heads are going to prevail and we will not see a war in northeast asia in 2018 okay that is using a as he said your holiday lizard brand um if you are a betting man what odds would you give of there being no war because mc'ing former cia director john brennan last month putting the chance of were twenty 25 percent richard haass of the council foreign relations puts the odds at 5050 bow i would go more with the former than the latter at a i think that probably be even lower especially if you're don't wanna quibble with you what exactly a war is one could.

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"council foreign relations" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One

Marketplace All-in-One

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"council foreign relations" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One

"Woo there is going to be a theme too much of the rest of the program today and it goes like this be careful what you wish for when you start dabbling in the global economy cautionary tale number one comes to us from the president of the united states who his home on his way home rather after twelve days in asia trade was a big chunk of his itinerary and he is not happy with the status quo as we all know the united states has to be treated fairly and in a reciprocal fashion he tweeted today the massive trade deficits must go down quickly exclamation point now it has to be said that most economists disagree with the president on whether the current us trade deficits or the problem he believes them to be but let's play along here for second and imagine what would happen if the president could reduce america's trade deficit quickly exclamation point marketplace ravenna short is on that one technically it's easy to reduce the trade deficit yes timehonored method of doing that and that hurt drive the economy in recession edward alden is with the council foreign relations the us trade deficit fell by half during the great recession because we stopped buying as many imports because we were in recession the things that affect trade deficits their big things recessions the strength of the dollar not trade agreements there are no cases i can think of where the renegotiation of trade rule had any significant impact on trade deficit so to bring down the trade deficit quickly you'd have to change big things in the economy we could for example pushed the dollar lower to make our exports cheaper unfortunately what that would do is also begin to lead twin doug irwin teaches economics at dartmouth there's always tradeoffs mary lovely teaches economics at syracuse she says another big economic change that can reduce the trade deficit is a very large tax increase strange as it may sound raising taxes would lower government borrowing from abroad which technically drives the trade deficit raising taxes is obviously a nono for trump so as inflation so is research.

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"council foreign relations" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

WAAM Talk 1600

03:12 min | 3 years ago

"council foreign relations" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

"Catalonia catalonia portion of of spain is trying to vote for their independence i dunno if you've seen it online by encourage you to go to zero hedge if you just want a quick look good as zero head jin may have video footage of the police beating into submission people who are standing in line trying to vote for democracy and for their independence they are beating young people they are beating old people they're not the spanish police are not beating up to five people who are are violently protesting that are brought or were breaking things who are trying to break people who are trying their stay damning in line to vote it's frankly sickening but it's what the globalists' do when they become petrified that people are becoming a weekend you see when the people become awakened we assert our authority in one way is to assert our authority to vote for people that aren't globalists' and when that happens they become panicked i believe we saw a hint of this with the brexit vote win folks in britain voted to get out of the european union there was panic by the globalists' i think there still is a bit of panic on that front the global as we're also panicked when trump was elected now many people say wait a minute wait a minute trump trump is a global as well i don't deny the trump hangs out in globalist circles but i believe if you look at the reaction to trump by the globalists' syndicate it's obvious he is now that truly in their club on top of that if you look at some of the things trump has done such as getting us out of the paris coal climate change a chord of a global structured entity getting us out of tpp the trans pacific partnership that would have essentially blown apart the sovereignty of our country in every country that was involved in the tpp i think it's obvious that he has globalist ties there is no doubt about it but i believe at the heart of it based on some of these actions he has taken you really can't consider him a fullfledged member of the globalists' community now there are folks that say and rightfully so look at some of the people surrounding trump mcmaster his national security adviser he he sits on the council foreign relations a globalist entity such as the bilderberg group and the trilateral commission the third leg.

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"council foreign relations" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:26 min | 3 years ago

"council foreign relations" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Always a pleasure to be here singh familiar faces of social robust turn out for this very interesting conversation tonight um it's my pleasure and i'm honored to be here and to introduce our guest rate of piracy he is here as part of all talking to those who are interested in learning about that iran uh us of the iran p five plus one deal the joint comprehensive plan of action on limiting the iran nuclear program his current book is called losing an enemy obama iran and the triumph of diplomacy um i've been reading it with great interest over the last several days and we will have uh a good conversation to law to raw a review the point he's made in that book by way of introduction let me just say that um treated is the 2010 recipient of the gruff meyer award for ideas improving world order he's an awardwinning author with a focus on us foreign policy in the middle east he's written three books his first was treacherous alliance the secret dealings of israel iran and the us which won the grove meyer award and the council foreign relations arthur ross award in two thousand eight his second book look was entitled a single role of the days obama's diplomacy with iran published by yale university press it was selected by as the best book of the middle east in 2012 by foreign affairs and now his latest book reveals the behind the scenes story to the historic negotiations the historic nuclear deal with iran dr percy is the president of the largest dirani an american grassroots organization in the united states the national iran in american council he advised the obama administration during the negotiations negotiations with iran he has taught at the johns hopkins university and george washington university and currently teaches at the edmund day walsh school of foreign service at georgetown university in washington so the goal tonight is for us to have a conversation but it's israeli to provide treated with an opportunity d to talk about his perspective having been an advisor to the administration during the negotiations and having a deep experience with iran's uh government he uh uh very close to a lot of the negotiators he was even a position at one point to have dinner with the.

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"council foreign relations" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:18 min | 3 years ago

"council foreign relations" Discussed on KQED Radio

"In the middle east he's written three books his first was treacherous alliance that's the secret dealings of israel iran and the us which won the graph meyer award and the council foreign relations arthur ross award in two thousand eight his second book was entitled a single role of the dais obama's diplomacy with iran published by yell university press it was selected by as the best book of the middle east in 2012 by foreign affairs and now his latest book reveals the behind the scenes story to the historic negotiations the historic nuclear deal with iran duct piracy is the president of the largest iranian american grassroots organization in the united states the national iran in american council he advised the obama administration during the negotiations negotiations with iran he has taught at the johns hopkins university and george washington university and currently teaches at the edmund day walsh school of foreign service at georgetown university in washington so the goal tonight is for us too have a conversation but it's really to provide treated with an opportunity to talk about his perspective having been an advisor to the administration during the negotiations and having a deep experience with iran's uh government he uh very close to a lot of the negotiators he was even a position at one point to have dinner with the negotiating team after one of the session so he's very deeply embedded in the sense of very knowledgeable about the position of of of iran so we will pursue a range of points with to their their position the american position and so on but first i asked him if he would give us a broader sense for the context the geostrategic context within which the negotiations took place and so alternate over to treat a to give us a little bit of background in that regard thank you so much neil really appreciate and thank you all for being here i think it's my third time at the san francisco while the first council it's always always a pleasure to the air and i'm tremendously happy that i missed the heatwave uh i did not expect to have a heatwave in san francisco show you guys even more surprised than i wanted to give you.

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"council foreign relations" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:32 min | 3 years ago

"council foreign relations" Discussed on KQED Radio

"It's my pleasure and honour to be here and to introduce our guest treat a par he is here as part of a talking to those who are interested in learning about that iran us the iran p five plus one deal the joint comprehensive plan of action on limiting the iran nuclear program is current book is called losing an enemy obama iran and the triumph of diplomacy i've been reading it with great interest over the last several days and we will have a a good conversation two two wrong a review the point he's made in that book by way of introduction let me just say that treated is the 2010 recipient of the gruff meyer award for ideas improving world order he's an awardwinning author with a focus on us foreign policy in the middle east he's written three books his first was treacherous alliance the secret dealings of israel iran and the us which won the grove meyer award and the council foreign relations arthur ross award in two thousand eight his second book was entitled a single role of the dice obama's diplomacy with iran published by yale university press it was selected by as the best book of the middle east in 2012 by foreign affairs and now his latest book reveals the behind the scenes story to the historic negotiations the historic nuclear deal with iran dr percy is the president of the largest iranian american grassroots organization in the united states the national iran in american council he advised the obama administration during the negotiation negotiations with iran he has taught at the johns hopkins university and george washington university and currently teaches at the edmund day walsh school of foreign service at georgetown university in washington so the goal tonight is for us to have a conversation but it's really to provide treated with an opportunity to talk about his perspective having been an advisor to the administration during the negotiations and having a deep experience with iran's uh government he uh very close to a lot of the negotiators he was even a position at one point to have dinner with the negotiating team after one of the session so he's very deeply embedded in a sense of very knowledgeable about the position of of of iran so we will pursue arranger points with to their their position the.

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"council foreign relations" Discussed on KKAT

KKAT

02:13 min | 3 years ago

"council foreign relations" Discussed on KKAT

"The end he had a figure out a new path sounds like a lot effort let's get the news now marshall of un security council approve new sanctions on north korea but they weren't as strong as the ones the us rigidly one that would have banned all oil imports by the north froze in the inner our national assets of the government and leader kim jong own and put sanctions on the north's national airline an army in short measures that would have actually forced them to capitulate and come to the table they passed on that making russia said in particular well that would hurt the common people north korean weak we don't want that the rome regime starves them to death it's simply they saw a counterbalance for the us in the region and they wanted to help north korea long so we ask china and russia are you serious about helping us prevent the nuclear buildup in the in the fareastern they said no we're not going to help you please along short so richard haass from the council foreign relations said this morning near the tougher sanctions ever imposed against north korea and they won't make any difference right yet despite the us not getting all that it wanted the ambassador to the un nikki haley echoed those comments she was praising the sanctions he's are by far the strongest measures ever imposed on north korea they give us a much better chance to halt the regime's ability to fuel and finance its nuclear and missile programmes he i'd say going from an eleven percent chance to a sixteen percent chances is a significant change so and still completely meaningless because i i'd been wondering for decades now because how many times of my life a new stricter sanctions on either iran or north korea whoever and they never seemed to do anything so i would just always wonder was going on there the various administrations they never they never enforce them people like china for instance with north korea china violates him and royal column on it for some reason or early on call i'm on it in the right way we don't punish them for failing to comply right and and there the their lists of companies in our close close allies borders within their borders that did business with iran when they were under the severe sanctions we.

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"council foreign relations" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:09 min | 3 years ago

"council foreign relations" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"The americans at at at at an objective read the usrussia relationship is as bad as it's been since andropov will but on putin has said so indeed this terrible relationship right and the entire foreign policy establishment in the us has to and yet the one policy that trump has been remarkably consistent when says he's flipflopping on china is that an enemy uh the currency manipulators taiwan flipflops on nato flipflops on all these things get on russia has been remarkably consistent i wanna find a way to work more closely with this is this because he has his mind some grand strategy or something else you know i was discussing this with richard haass from the council foreign relations earlier today and in a with both a little flummoxed right because you can you definitely can say trump likes the strong man he likes rda one and turkey he likes to territory in the philippines like xi jinping in china that gets you some of the way like c c and the people that can get things done right shore and you definitely can say about trump that he also is very transactional and so he's willing to sort of put his ships in the see if he can get something done and then see how they fall and that was with obama when he first medal baumann the oval office and with xi jinping and then maybe colza but you can and also the fact that obama's relationship with putin was quite damaged by the end and so there was no opportunity here but you put all those things together they don't they don't add up to where trump is with putin right now they don't add up to sub gorka security adviser saying well maybe we will give back those two cases strategy of what's missing here will he said it doesn't add up so was missing there is a so i think there's something chatterjee who the explanation i think we will learn either through leaks or through the muller investigation the explanation is lower lewis or an leads from the expectation that this was the s when they've just been lying uncovering of too much stuff i i don't.

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