Ian Masters
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 BACKGROUND BRIEFING is a radio program featuring international and national news, expert guests, policy makers, and critics offering analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural, and social issues.

Five days a week, Background Briefing asks knowledgeable and thoughtful experts to explain the complexities behind major news stories in long-format interviews.
Programs from Producer: Ian Masters
 program  producer  date  length
 : September 16 - Last Minute Sweetener for a "No Vote" in Scotland; Another Suicidal Referendum that Will Diminish the U.K. Further; Iraq War III: The Next Big Meal Ticket for Military Contractors
  Ian Masters 2014-09-16 00:59:00
 : September 15 - Why Turkey is Not Joining the Anti-Islamic State Coalition; The Economic Consequences of Scottish Independence; Garnishing Wages for Consumer Debt
  Ian Masters 2014-09-15 00:59:00
 : The Missing Piece of Obama's Strategy Against the Islamic State; Entering the Syrian Minefield; The War at Home Between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee
  Ian Masters 2014-09-14 00:59:00
 : The Complexities and Contradictions about to Embroil Us in Syria and Iraq; Why Americans Choose War; The Other 9/11
  Ian Masters 2014-09-11 00:59:00
 : Independence for Scotland Has Westminster Panicked; Syria's Tangled Web of Opposition Factions: The Punditry Versus the Presidency on ISIS
  Ian Masters 2014-09-10 00:59:00
 : Coming Up with a Regional Strategy to Combat the Islamic State; "An Economy Doing Half its Job"; Our Legislators are Becoming Telemarketers
  Ian Masters 2014-09-09 00:59:00
 : Ebola Spreading Out of Control in Liberia; The Exagerated Fear of the Islamic State; Latino Fury at the President Delaying Immigration Reform
  Ian Masters 2014-09-08 00:59:00
 : September 7- Enlisting the Sunni Tribes to Fight the Islamic State; A New Book on the Benghazi Attack that Killed the U.S. Ambassador; Backlash to Obama's Delay of Executive Action on Immigration Reform
  Ian Masters 2014-09-07 00:59:00
 : BP Guilty of Gross Negligence in Causing the Gulf Spills; Understanding the Saudi Wahhabis and I.S.; Dark Money Pours in to this Midterm Election as Social Welfare
  Ian Masters 2014-09-04 00:59:00
 : The Author of "Why the Ukraine Crisis is the West's Fault"; Does the Islamic State Want to Take Over Saudi Arabia?; A Tribute to Charles Bowden
  Ian Masters 2014-09-03 00:59:00
 : A Regional Settlement for Syria with a $200 Billion Pricetag; NATO, a Military Juggernaut or a "Worthless" Paper Tiger?; Voter Supression in Georgia Ahead of a Key Senate Primary
  Ian Masters 2014-09-02 00:59:00
 : September 1 - The Failure of the West to Understand Putin; Pakistan's Army Orchestrates the Latest Political Crisis; The Islamic State's Use of the Media
  Ian Masters 2014-09-01 00:59:00
 : Putin's Perpetual Destabilization of Ukraine; What You Need to Know About the TPP; The Great Stagnation of Wages Over the Last 44 Years
  Ian Masters 2014-08-31 00:59:00
 : Economic Patriotism as Shaming Corporate Inversion; "Boomerang Kids" of the Millennial Generation; Elite Education as Temples of Mercenary Mediocrity
  Ian Masters 2014-08-28 00:59:00
 : Assad's Cynical Attempt to Ally with the U.S.; The Economics of Ebola Treatment; The Record Melting of the World's Largest Ice Sheets
  Ian Masters 2014-08-27 00:59:00
 : Secret Bombing of Libya and a Long Civil War Ahead; Public Support for Israel is Eroding in the U.S.; Saudi Responsibility for the Spread of Radical Islam Around the World
  Ian Masters 2014-08-26 00:59:00
 : Putin as the Fireman and the Arsonist; A Report on Michael Brown's Funeral From the Diversity Reporter With the St. Louis Dispatch; Questions About the Impartiality of the Prosecutor of Officer Wilson
  Ian Masters 2014-08-25 00:59:00
 : August 24 - Will Syria Be Next Now That the U.S. Says It Will Not Be Restricted by Borders?; The Author of "Will the Middle East Implode?"; Putin Increases Military Pressure of Ukraine Short of an Invasion
  Ian Masters 2014-08-24 00:59:00
 : A Former Police Chief on the Behavior of the Ferguson Police; The Record $16.65 Billion Settlement Between the DOJ and BofA; The Failed U.S.-Special Forces Rescue Attempt of James Foley
  Ian Masters 2014-08-21 00:59:00
 : Did Assad Hand James Foley Over to ISIS?; A Reporter Just Back From Iraq Who Works for the Same News Organization as James Foley; Has a Turning Point Been Reached in Ferguson?
  Ian Masters 2014-08-20 00:59:00
 : Regulating the Unique Life and Death Power of Police Who Have a License to Kill; The Author of "Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of an American City; Turf Battles Among Police on the Tenth Day of Protest in Ferguson
  Ian Masters 2014-08-19 00:59:00
 : The Need for a Credible Inquiry and Justice in Ferguson, Missouri; There is a "There" There in the Indictment of Rick Perry; The Fate of the African Elephant Reaches a Tipping Point
  Ian Masters 2014-08-18 00:59:00
 : The Militarization of America's Police Forces; Obama on a Tightrope as Critics Pile On; Will Republican Big Bucks Backfire
  Ian Masters 2014-08-17 00:59:00
 : August 14 - Structural Racism at Play in Ferguson, Missouri; Hillary Trashes Obama then "Hugs" the Rift Away; A Leading Expert on the Kurds
  Ian Masters 2014-08-14 00:59:00
 : From the Arab Awakening to a Terrorist Army and the Movement for Death; The Shake-Up of BRazil's Electoral Landscape; Calls for Justice Following the Shooting of an Unarmed Black Teenager by a White Policeman
  Ian Masters 2014-08-13 00:59:00
 : A Modern Well-Equipped Terrorist Army on the Move; The Religious Credentials of the New Caliph; Historical Amnesia and Political Spin Over Iraq
  Ian Masters 2014-08-12 00:59:00
 : Shuffling the Deck in Iraq's Parliament; Is Saudi Arabis Behind the Islamic State and Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi?; Could Humanitarian Aid to Eastern Ukraine Lead to a Peace Deal?
  Ian Masters 2014-08-11 00:59:00
 : We Broke Iraq Which We Are Now Trying to Disown; Middle East Regimes Look Nervously at I.S.; Comparing the 100th Anniversary of the Outbreak of WWI to Today's Toublespots
  Ian Masters 2014-08-10 00:59:00
 : Iraq; Unravels in a Humanitarian Catasrophe; John Dean on the 40th Anniversary of Nixon's Resignation; Obama's Defense of Net Neutrality
  Ian Masters 2014-08-07 00:59:00
 : Will Putin Invade Ukraine?; The State of Journalism and the Future of Truth; Going After Corporate Tax Cheats with $2.5 Trillion Stashed Abroad
  Ian Masters 2014-08-06 00:59:00
 >  Records 0-30 of total: 891


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