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Ian Masters

Former CIA Official: Israel Will Bomb Iran in September

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 09.14.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

A longtime CIA officer who spent 21 years in the Middle East is predicting that Israel will bomb Iran this fall, dragging the United States into another major war and endangering U.S. military and civilian personnel throughout the Middle East and beyond.

Ambassador Peter Galbraith: "Real Questions About Karzai's Mental Health"

Ian Masters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ian Masters

I spoke with Ambassador Peter Galbraith, former UN Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan spoke about Hamid Karzai's presidency: "Most diplomats in Kabul have always thought Karzai a bit weird and that weirdness has clearly erupted."

Eyewitness in Kyrgyzstan

Ian Masters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ian Masters

I spoke with a journalist today who was in the thick of things in Kyrgyzstan when police and special forces began shooting at demonstrators in downtown Bishkek, and he described his experience.

James Carroll: The Catholic Church Has To Be Rescued From Catholic Fundamentalism

Ian Masters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ian Masters

James Carroll, writer and former Catholic priest, put the Church's recent scandals into context, offering an interpretation that is both critical and optimistic.

The Tea Party: an Insider's Perspective

Ian Masters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ian Masters

I spoke with Victor McCoy of the Tea Party Patriots and Sons to learn about the group from an insider. McCoy, the pro-tem Sergeant-at-Arms for his Chapter, offered insights on his cause and his personal motivations for getting involved.

As Revolutionary As the Introduction of Gunpowder: Peter W. Singer on Drone Warfare

Ian Masters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ian Masters

We don't know the legality of drone warfare, because right now we're at the stage of simply denying that it even happens.

"It is all about undermining Karzai": Pakistan's "New" Relationship?

Ian Masters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ian Masters

Is there really a "new" relationship between the US and Pakistan? It seems that not much has changed in Pakistan, at least when it comes to its milita...

Doing Bad Things with Good News - Robert Young Pelton talks with Ian Masters

Ian Masters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Masters

How a contractor who went rogue used government funds and information sources to run a clandestine private terrorist-hunting program.