This month marks the 25th anniversary of the congressional authorization of the first Gulf War. The Center for Strategic International Studies recently noted that for the U.S. it was the start of almost 25 continuous years of bombing and military engagement in Iraq. John Mearsheimer from the University of Chicago recently said that “since 2001, the U.S. has had the midas touch in reverse” when it comes to the Middle East.
The New York attorney general is investigating whether Exxon Mobil lied to the public — and investors — about the risks to the environment and its business posed by climate change,according to a report Thursday from The New York Times.
Russia's oil production strategy and Western sanctions have led to a decline in the value of the Russian ruble. Jan Kalicki, a public policy scholar for the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center, joins us to explain the problems the Russian economy is facing.