OTB Radio – Tonight at 7 Eastern

OTB Radio The next episode of OTB Radio, our BlogTalkRadio program, will record and air live tonight from 7-8 Eastern.

Dave Schuler and John Burgess will be joining me to talk about the recent Saudi rape case, the rioting in France, the Annapolis Conference and whatever other topics come up.

We’ll also be taking your calls at (646) 716-7030.

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  1. Triumph says:

    The Thanksgiving Eve episode of OTB Radio, our BlogTalkRadio program, will record and air live tonight from 7-8 Eastern.

    Thanksgiving Eve?!? I know that tomorrow is Liberation Day in Albania and Unity Day in Vanuatu.

    Canada’s Thanksgiving isn’t until October.

  2. James Joyner says:

    Cut-and-paste from last week’s canceled episode without editing!

  3. Triumph says:

    You guys need to get your facts straight about UN peacekeeping.

    The top 10 contributors of troops:

    1 Pakistan
    2 Bangledesh
    3 India
    4 Nepal
    5 Jordan
    6 Ghana
    7 Uruguay
    8 Italy
    9 Nigeria
    10 France
    11 Senegal
    12 Ethiopia
    13 China

    The US ranks at 43rd.


  4. John Burgess says:

    Triumph: I openly admitted that I didn’t know of any Chinese peacekeepers but that I could be wrong. I still can’t think of where they might be.

    But I Google and find a Chinese website:

    Wang said China has sent about 5,600 personnel to 15 UN peacekeeping missions since 1990, contributing the most troops among the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.

    China now has more than 1,400 soldiers serving in UN peacekeeping missions in Lebanon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and Sudan.

    Hurrah for China! It does take part in UN peacekeeping missions. Who knew?

  5. James Joyner says:

    The US ranks at 43rd.

    For the most part, the US doesn’t do according to Hoyle peacekeeping. It’s not what we train for and we don’t have the patience for it.

    US troops are quite often — if not usually — the lead force in “peacemaking” ops. We then hand over to multinational peacekeeping forces when the situation allows. We also provide rather substantial logistical and material support (lift, especially) for peacekeeping ops.

  6. Dave Schuler says:

    I don’t recall my making any statement about the U. S. participation in UN peacekeeping missions or, indeed, any of the UNSC permanent members participating in such missions. If I did, I erred. What I remember saying was that the UNSC permanent members were supposed to be “security producers”. I don’t equate that with UN peacekeeping missions.

    I also seem to recall that my main contribution on the subject of China was that China’s official policy was one of nonintervention. I’d be happy to support that with documentation if you’d like.