PAUL McGEOGH INTERVIEW - Wednesday 25th October, 2006
US military commander, General George Casey, told a media conference in
Baghdad overnight that Iraq's own forces could take over the country's
security within 12 to 18 months, presumably allowing for a big
reduction in foreign troop numbers. This to say the least is a fairly
optimistic assessment coming as it does on the same day that a
prominent Republican senator said Iraq was on the verge of chaos and
the current US security plan just was not working. Author and
correspondent Paul McGeogh knows the situation on the ground in Iraq
better than most.
PROFESSOR HUGH WHITE INTERVIEW - Wednesday 25th October, 2006
is fair to describe relations between Canberra and the likes of the
Solomons leader and Michael Somare as tricky. Hugh White is the
Professor of Strategic Studies at the ANU and also a Visiting Fellow at
the Lowy Institute. Earlier this evening, George Negus asked him what
he made of all this.
DR DAVID SUZUKI INTERVIEW - Wednesday, 18th October, 2006
week - for reasons best known to the Federal Government's spin doctors
- our sense of urgency about global warming has gone up a notch or two.
And now that the drought and its disastrous impact on the nation's
farming community are official, John Howard has let it be known he
thinks nuclear power should be included in our response to climate
change. By total coincidence, Dr David Suzuki, the man famously
regarded by many as the greatest environmentalist of our age, is in
Australia and yesterday George Negus talked with him from Canberra. As
usual the now 70 year old Canadian scientist was not exactly short of a
PROFESSOR GEORGI D. TOLORAYA INTERVIEW - Wednesday 4th October, 2006
Korea, where overnight, the regime of the so-called Dear Leader, Kim
Jong-il, dropped its own bombshell, announcing that it was planning a
nuclear test some time "in the future". No time frame mentioned.
Predictably, the news has been condemned by the US, Japan, South Korea,
China and Russia. So, how should we react to this latest nuclear rocket
fired by the North Koreans? Is it another classic display of the Dear
Leader's brinkmanship or the real McCoy? Earlier this evening, George
Negus spoke with Professor George Toloraya, the Russian Consul-General
in Sydney. He's also an acknowledged expert on North Korea, having
lived and worked there for six years, and is currently director of the
Centre for Contemporary Korean Studies in Moscow.
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