FROM William Garvey
Are Corporate Jets a Force for Good? Last year, Big Three automakers enraged Congress when they flew to a government bailout hearing in three separate jets. Today it's reported that former CEO Sandy Weill gave up use of the corporate jet after he and his family used it to vacation in Mexico just weeks after Citigroup received a hefty federal bailout. In spite of such abuses, William Garvey, editor in chief of Business and Commercial Aviation magazine and former New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston say the jets can be a force for good.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?