Jan 26, 2012 | 1:45Dispatches Opening up of Burma with Dr. Thant Myint-U - Jan. 26, 2012 Audio
Dispatches Opening up of Burma with Dr. Thant Myint-U - Jan. 26, 2012 Jan 26, 2012 | 1:45The recent and remarkable political thaw in Burma, also known as Myanmar, is getting attention around the world. Political prisoners have been let out. The U.S. is restoring diplomatic relations. Speaking in Jaipur at the the annual Jaipur Literature Festival, the noted author and historian Dr. Thant Myint-U predicted the Burmese president will further relax the administration's grip on the country.
Oct 13, 2011 | 8:14Dispatches Sputtering Bahrain revolution with journalist Mansoor al Jamri Audio
Dispatches Sputtering Bahrain revolution with journalist Mansoor al Jamri Oct 13, 2011 | 8:14Of all the uprisings of the Arab Spring, few seemed to be contained as quickly as the so-called "Pearl Revolution" in Bahrain. But as Rick found out from Mansoor al Jamri, editor-in-chief of the independent newspaper Al Wasat, the protests do in fact continue, despite government crackdowns and troops from neighbouring Saudi Arabia.
Oct 13, 2011 | 16:25Dispatches U.S. failures in Iraq reconstruction with author Peter Van Buren Audio
Dispatches U.S. failures in Iraq reconstruction with author Peter Van Buren Oct 13, 2011 | 16:25Rick interviews Peter Van Buren about his time working on a Provincial Reconstruction Team in Iraq, and how nothing in his 20 years as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department prepared him for the bizarre range of misconceived projects his government was funding there. It's all in his new book, 'We Meant Well: How I helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People.'
Oct 13, 2011 | 0:44Audio Fracking (promo) with Dick Downey - October 13, 2011 Audio
Audio Fracking (promo) with Dick Downey - October 13, 2011 Oct 13, 2011 | 0:44Next week on Dispatches we go to Otsego County in New York to uncover how fracking -- natural gas extraction using water, sand and chemicals -- is dividing the community. And some people, including fracking supporter Dick Downey -- feel like when it comes to who's fighting the gas companies, there's a class divide in play as well.
Oct 13, 2011 | 1:29Dispatches Author Van Buren reading: Humanitarian assistance drops Audio
Dispatches Author Van Buren reading: Humanitarian assistance drops Oct 13, 2011 | 1:29Peter Van Buren reads from his new book about Iraq reconstruction, 'We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People.' In this excerpt, he talks about the military's fondness for "Humanitarian Assistance" drops: huge donations of food and goods to people who may or may not need them.
Oct 6, 2011 | 11:44Dispatches Bailing out the Greek psyche with Margaret Evans - October 6, 2011 Audio
Dispatches Bailing out the Greek psyche with Margaret Evans - October 6, 2011 Oct 6, 2011 | 11:44Our Europe correspondent Margaret Evans is in Greece, looking into the debt crisis, and what it means to the average Greek. For many, life will never be the same, and many have taken to the streets in protest. But there's little in their angry cries that will make it go away...for that, Greeks will have to look to themselves.
Oct 20, 2011 | 10:51Dispatches Tracking down a Congolese warlord with Mac McClelland - October 20, 2011 Audio
Dispatches Tracking down a Congolese warlord with Mac McClelland - October 20, 2011 Oct 20, 2011 | 10:51Rick talks to Mother Jones magazine's Mac McClelland about Bosco Ntaganda, a Congolese warlord who's been hiding in plain sight since 2005. That's when the International Criminal Court charged him with conscripting child soldiers into his rebel movement fighting the Congolese Army. Mac tells Rick that everyone knows where he is but nobody is doing much about it.