Around the World in 30 Minutes
Having covered the world and the U.S. for CBS for decades, Dan Raviv provides a high-impact, clear, unbiased, and surprisingly informative half-hour look at the Donald Trump era -- and what it means for Americans and our allies abroad.
America's New Role in the World: Fighting Terrorism, Rewriting Trade Deals, Questioning Alliances
Elections have consequences and perhaps none greater than the 2016 results: the start of the Trump presidency. Can America be "great again," when enemies and competitors are trying to trip us up? Will the United States get any cooperation?
U.S.-Israel Relations: A Solid Alliance, but What's Next for Israel?
In a unique and highly successful presentation, filled with facts and historical incidents that he ties together briefly but brilliantly, Dan Raviv (author of Friends In Deed) explains Israel's relations with all thirteen American presidents from Harry S. Truman to Donald J. Trump. There have been ups and downs, but it is a tremendously important alliance.
The Unacceptable Threat: Iran’s Finger on the Button
Israel is preparing all options, from working with the United States and Europe to tighten sanctions against Iran, to pinpoint airstrikes modeled on the Osirak success (hitting Baghdad’s reactor) in 1981. Israel’s intelligence agencies have penetrated Iran in many ways, and for now the main goal is to “buy time” in the hope that the Islamic regime will collapse.
Israel’s Palestinian Gamble: Whom Do You Trust?
Israeli intelligence was not shocked that Hamas took over Gaza, but predicting what happens next is far from easy. Israeli agencies closely monitor all the Palestinian factions, but Israel’s goals in the West Bank keep changing. Can Israel trust Fatah – Arafat’s gunmen?
Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel's Secret Wars
Israel’s methods and motivations can be fully understood only when seeing how they developed over the decades. Bold spies have penetrated enemy capitals, and secret agencies felt a historic responsibility to protect Jews worldwide. DAN RAVIV and Yossi Melman chronicle major changes in Israeli intelligence agencies’ priorities – away from Palestinian peace prospects, shifting to Iran as the main focus. The authors spoke with all the major players, and a multitude of minor players as well, to gain a balanced and deep understanding of Israeli actions at times of crisis – and Israel almost always feels it is in a crisis.
Dan Raviv, after four decades as a CBS News correspondent, has joined i24 News -- a global TV channel that is launching from New York with four hours per night of news and analysis.
Owned by international media and telecom company Altice, i24 News will start (February 13, Monday) on Optimum and Suddenlink cable systems and is always streamed at i24news.tv.
When the World Trade Center was struck, Americans in their cars and others listening to news radio were led through the shocking events of September 11th by Raviv's calm, clear and experienced voice. He continued to anchor all the major national events on CBS Radio News -- including election coverage in 2004 through 2016.
For more than 20 years a foreign correspondent for CBS News on radio and television -- based in Tel Aviv, London, and then Miami -- followed by 19 years in Washington for CBS, Raviv is an expert on worldwide espionage and foreign affairs. He was in Beirut at the U.S. Marine base destroyed by a suicide bomber; in Lockerbie just hours after the Pan Am jet was blown up; in Red Square with Reagan and Gorbachev; and on papal trips to Poland, Ireland, Africa and Argentina.
Dan Raviv is also an author. His book Friends in Deed: Inside the U.S.-Israel Alliance explored why the United States and the Jewish State have been brought together by history, politics, religion, sentiment and strategy. His book Every Spy a Prince: The Complete History of Israel’s Intelligence Community (also co-authored with Yossi Melman) was a national bestseller. His book Comic Wars is the full story of the Marvel Comics bankruptcy and renaissance. His latest book with Melman is Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel’s Secret Wars.
Raviv is an honors graduate of Harvard University and a winner of two Overseas Press Club of America awards. His coverage of the Bush-Gore election fight won an award from the Society of Professional Journalists. The Yonkers-born son of two Israelis, and the proud parent of two grown children, Mr. Raviv lives with his wife Dori Phaff in Washington, D.C.