Senior Fellow Randy T. Simmons, co-editor of Aquanomics, looks at the battles over water in the western United States. Thirsty citizens of growing cities, farmers, factories and environmentalists are in a fight for a natural resource that is priced arbitrarily. Its value is determined not by the free market, but by bureaucrats. Outdated government reclamation projects and water policies have put residents of the Golden State at the mercy of the weather, and of government's mandatory regulations.
Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appeared on CCTV discussing the potential for success in new Mid East peace negotiations. With Egypt and Syria in turmoil, Israel might feel more secure than usual, but with Iran's sword rattling, the region is volatile.
Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland says Hasan Rowhani's election as President of Iran is a definite cause for surprise and perhaps even some optimism regarding Iran's nuclear program. Originally aired Monday, Jun. 17, 2013 on CTV News Channel.
Ivan Eland, Independent Institute Senior Fellow, discusses Syria and the latest on the ongoing civil war. Reports that rebels have attacked Shiite muslims. Are moderate rebels losing control to radical Islamists? Eland says it's not a good time for the US to intervene. Originally aired June 12, 2013 on CTV News Channel.