The Alyona Show: Moscow Aftermath
As the world throws its support behind Russia following the bombings in Moscow, the US-Russia relationship enters a new stage. Will a common enemy forge progressive and positive relations between Washington and Moscow? Matthew Rojansky, the Deputy Director of the Russia and Eurasia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is live in studio with Alyona to discuss.
Then, Simon Johnson, a former chief economist at the IMF and James Kwak, a former consultant for Mckinsey & Company, have written a book detailing a number of financial institutions and bankers whom they believe control Washingtons monetary policies. They argue banks should have limited assets and not receive federal bailouts because it encourages the too big to fail mentality. RT Correspondent Anastasia Churkina is live in New York to discuss the book.
Later, Brazil needs to upgrade to next generation fighter jets. The US wants to provide them with F-18s and the French want to provide their Rafale. President Nicolas Sarkozy of France has spent significant time and energy championing the French sale of military technology and equipment to the rest of the world. He does not want to lose this bid. Michael Bruno, Defense team leader for Aviation Week stops by to give his expertise on the $7 billion contract, pitting two of the world's most capable fighter jets against the other
Finally, the Arctic territories represent vast amounts of untapped natural resources and a supply route for shipping that has never before been accessible. Thanks to melting glaciers, the possibility to explore for oil and move ships through the arctic is not too far away. Canada, Russia, Norway, Denmark and the United States recently held meetings at the G-8 summit to discuss the issue that has all 5 nations up against the other. Unfortunately for Sweden, Finland and Iceland, these three countries which lay claim to the Arctic as well, were left out of the meeting. Why did the Canadians snub them? Michel Chossudovsky, Director at the Center for Research on Globalization joins Alyona with the answers.