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
Global journalist and Middle East correspondent DAN RAVIV chronicles major changes in Israeli intelligence agencies’ priorities in his bestseller, Every Spy a Prince: The Complete History of Israel’s Intelligence Community. Complementing Raviv's work in Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel’s Secret Wars, and Friends In Deed: Inside the U.S.-Israel Alliance. 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. Interviewing all the major players, and a multitude of minor players as well, Raviv expresses a balanced and deep understanding of Israeli actions at times of crisis.
Dan Raviv was the senior Washington correspondent for i24news.tv, headquartered in Tel Aviv and New York, 2017 to 2020. Previously, he was with CBS News for over 40 years as their national correspondent and was heard regularly on the CBS Radio Network. He had also done TV reports from Washington, D.C., on the CBS Evening News, and he narrated the 1997–98 revival of the CBS TV news shorts series for children, In the News. Raviv was also host of a weekly radio magazine show, the CBS News Weekend Roundup.
A New York City native and graduate of Harvard, Raviv joined CBS at its all-news radio station in Boston (WEEI) in 1974, moving to WCBS Newsradio in New York in 1976, then to the network radio newsdesk in New York. The start of his on-air career was his assignment in the Tel Aviv bureau, from 1978 to 1980, followed by twelve years as radio correspondent in the London bureau. There, he began making occasional appearances on CBS TV. He worked in the Miami bureau from 1993 to 1997, and then was named National Correspondent in the radio unit at CBS News in Washington. In 2017, he joined i24 News upon the network's launching of a channel in the United States. He is also the author of several books, including the 1990 best seller Every Spy a Prince: The Complete History of Israel’s Intelligence Community, co-authored with journalist Yossi Melman, and a solo book about Marvel Entertainment's rise from bankruptcy, Comic Wars.
Raviv's articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Times of London, and other major newspapers. He is an honors graduate of Harvard University, and a winner of two Overseas Press Club of America awards for his coverage of the Persian Gulf. His coverage of the Bush-Gore election fight won a Sigma Delta Chi award from the society of Professional Journalists.