A major reshuffling occurred at the highest levels of the U.S. intelligence community and military this week. General David Petraeus and Leon Panetta will take on new roles as the head of the CIA and the Pentagon respectively. Fareed calls these “excellent appointments” but his take is that no matter who leads, there needs to be major strategic shift in America's approach to international crises.
Next we’re bringing you a panel of experts to discuss the brutal crackdown in Syria, a potentially unified Palestinian front and the fate of the Arab monarchies. Joining Fareed this week are:
- Martin Indyk, the former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and vice president and director of foreign policy at the Brookings Institution.
– Fawaz Gerges, the Director of the Middle East Center at the London School of Economics
– Ayman Mohyeldin, Al Jazeera English’s Cairo-based correspondent who was recently named one of TIME Magazines 100 most influential people in the world.
– Elliott Abrams, a senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and former deputy national security adviser to President George W. Bush.
Then, just what in the world is Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s favorite word? And how often did he use it during his historic press conference?
And when did the income gap grow so wide? Malcolm Gladwell, the New York Times best-selling author and staff writer for the New Yorker will answer that question.
Is college in your future? If so, you’ll definitely want to hear what Gladwell has to say on the annual college rankings.
And finally, two of the economic greats rumble while they rhyme.
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