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Guest: Michael Krieger. Michael explains how the extraction of Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London and subsequent arrest and request for extradition to the US was a profound turning point for investigative journalism, freedom of speech and for liberty and civilization. This event might end up being as consequential as the bailout of t ...…
 
Guest: Michael Krieger. Michael explains how the extraction of Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London and subsequent arrest and request for extradition to the US was a profound turning point for investigative journalism, freedom of speech and for liberty and civilization. This event might end up being as consequential as the bailout of t ...…
 
MEI Senior Vice President Gerald Feierstein and Senior Fellow Alex Vatanka join host Alistair Taylor to discuss the rapid rise of tensions between the US and Iran this week, the political calculations being made by each side, and where things could go from here.By Middle East Institute.
 
On FPF #350, I argue that the armed US government agents are often the bad guys with guns on American streets and overseas. A recent editorial in the NYT explains how cops in Baltimore became the bad guys. I explain how US troops end up becoming the bad guys with guns during our wars. I also discuss Chelsea Manning, Africa, Iran, and Yemen. Lin ...…
 
Foreign aid money from governments is getting scarcer, and in the U.S., private philanthropy exceeds US government funds in the foreign assistance realm. But, what about the role of business and private capital in development, reducing poverty, and alleviating hunger? So called "impact investing" is now one of the most important trends in addre ...…
 
It’s well documented that a lot of people in Ghana and elsewhere in Africa resent the growing Chinese migrant presence, both in terms of the people who come and the Chinese way of doing business that is often culturally out of sync with local customs. Those perceptions, however, can be misleading. While an influx of Chinese business people in p ...…
 
In a couple of days, discussions about the 2019 General elections will hinge on the release of exit poll numbers put up by various survey and media agencies. We explore what it takes to go from a good track record in calculating vote shares to problems in predicting how many seats a party will win. Why do opinion and exit polls struggle in Indi ...…
 
Programs Officer Tim Rivera discussed protecting LGBT rights in the workplace with Drew Keller, the Global Program Director at Open for Business, a coalition of global companies making the economic and business case for LGBT+ inclusion.
 
Programs Officer Tim Rivera discussed protecting LGBT rights in the workplace with Drew Keller, the Global Program Director at Open for Business, a coalition of global companies making the economic and business case for LGBT+ inclusion.
 
Voters across the European Union go to the polls next week to elect representatives the European Parliament. The elections come at a pivotal time, with right-wing parties seeking to build on their national successes in a number of countries, part of the populist wave sweeping the continent. Erik Brattberg, director of the Carnegie Endowment’s E ...…
 
Tensions with Iran escalate amid new intelligence suggesting U.S. personnel in the Middle East could be at risk. The Russia investigation is now under investigation by a federal prosecutor. And two senior Homeland Security officials tried to halt a mass deportation plan, just before they were ousted.…
 
Tensions with Iran escalate amid new intelligence suggesting U.S. personnel in the Middle East could be at risk. The Russia investigation is now under investigation by a federal prosecutor. And two senior Homeland Security officials tried to halt a mass deportation plan, just before they were ousted.…
 
Senior Fellow Suzanne Maloney discusses the rising tensions between Iran and the United States and the likelihood of an escalation into military conflict or changes in Iranian behavior. Maloney also discusses the severe sanctions the U.S. has imposed on Iran, their effect on the Iranian economy, and whether the Islamic Republic’s situation will ...…
 
Guest: Daniel Lazare. We discuss the origins of Russiagate, some key questions that we have about the Mueller Report and surprising things that the Mueller Report doesn’t cover at all. In Lazares’s own words: “Mueller’s door-stopper of a report may be chockfull of facts, but it’s also filled with the non sequiturs, loose threads and self-servin ...…
 
Guest: Daniel Lazare. We discuss the origins of Russiagate, some key questions that we have about the Mueller Report and surprising things that the Mueller Report doesn’t cover at all. In Lazares’s own words: “Mueller’s door-stopper of a report may be chockfull of facts, but it’s also filled with the non sequiturs, loose threads and self-servin ...…
 
Will Porter returns to FPF to discuss his recent writing on events in the Persian Gulf. Will breaks down the deployment of US forces to the Gulf and the alleged sabotage against four ships at a UAE port. Will and Kyle give their analysis on the events and the potential for war. Will is a staff writer at RT. His work has been published at Antiwa ...…
 
Sarah Vogler and Jeff Edmonds return to CNA Talks to discuss the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. Sarah and Jeff discuss the motivations of both leaders and what they hoped to accomplish with this summit. They also discuss the larger historical and geopolitical context of the meeting. News cli ...…
 
Lincoln Paine comes aboard to talk about the maritime history of the world and Asia. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy Read more: The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World -- Lincoln Paine The Geopolitical Vision of Alfred Thayer Mahan The Influence of Sea Power Upon Hist ...…
 
The current U.S. effort to economically weaken and diplomatically subdue Iran seems like the very definition of a “maximum pressure” campaign. But maximum pressure doesn’t mean optimal pressure. If the U.S. wants Iran to engage in new talks to replace a 2015 nuclear deal, is the current approach the best way to go about that? What makes a succe ...…
 
On FPF #348, I update the persecution of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning. The UK sentenced Assange to a 50-week sentence for violating bail. The US is seeking his extradition on charges related to the Manning Leaks. Now Sweden is also seeking his extradition. Chelsea Manning is now free from jail. Manning served over two months for invoking ...…
 
In this episode, CJ speaks with Alfred Erkin about the unknown fate of both his mother and father who have been missing in China’s network of concentration camps since China’s crackdown on Muslims began in Xinjiang several years ago. Please help this podcast by pledging as little as $1/month here: www.patreon.com/cjwerleman…
 
Guest: Joe Emersberger. We talk about the latest failed coup in Venezuela, the sanctions causing tens of thousands of deaths, and the level of political support or resistance to intervention in the US and Europe. We also discuss Canada’s foreign policy and involvement in the American and British empires. Lastly we assess the risk of a larger wa ...…
 
Guest: Joe Emersberger. We talk about the latest failed coup in Venezuela, the sanctions causing tens of thousands of deaths, and the level of political support or resistance to intervention in the US and Europe. We also discuss Canada’s foreign policy and involvement in the American and British empires. Lastly we assess the risk of a larger wa ...…
 
In this episode, former FCC Chair Tom Wheeler reacts to Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes’ op-ed calling for the breakup of Facebook and recommends a broad set of tools beyond just anti-trust regulation to break open Facebook’s monopolization of information and ensure an open and competitive digital marketplace. Full show notes: https://brook.gs ...…
 
On FPF #347, I discuss the reckless actions the US is taking against China, Iran, and Venezuela. Trump new tariffs could restart the trade war with China. He is also increasing challenges to Chinese territorial claims in the Taiwan Strait and the South China Sea. Bolton made a big show of the US deploying the USS Abe Lincoln to counter threats ...…
 
In the East China sea, in waters bounded by Japan, China, and Taiwan, lies a small archipelago of uninhabited islands known in Japan as the Senkaku Islands, and in China as Diaoyu Islands. Both countries claim them, but they are covered by the US-Japan security treaty. What would be the U.S. response if China landed military forces on them? Sim ...…
 
On this episode of The Global Cable, Perry World House Inaugural Director and University of Pennsylvania Law Professor William Burke-White and Global Shifts Program Manager Jocelyn Perry are joined by Dr. Victoria Herrmann, President & Managing Director of the Arctic Institute, a center for circumpolar security studies. They'll discuss Victoria ...…
 
China's critics, led largely by the United States, are determined to warn developing countries about the risks of borrowing too much money from Beijing. They contend China will use these loans to financially entrap economically vulnerable countries as part of a broader effort to exert political influence and control. Mark Akpaninyie does not ag ...…
 
In this episode, we are joined by Ankur Bhardwaj, Senior Editor at Business Standard to talk about the State of Haryana which goes to the polls in the 6th phase of polling. Assembly elections are also scheduled a few months after Lok Sabha polls suggesting that both could be impacted by the same trends and patterns. While the Jat community has ...…
 
Ankara and Washington are locked in a game of chicken. With Turkey refusing to budge over its purchase of the NATO-incompatible S-400 missile defense system from Russia, the U.S. is upping the stakes with the threat of sanctions and ejection from the lucrative F-35 fighter jet program. The implications of this could be far reaching not just for ...…
 
The election of the comic actor Volodymyr Zelensky as Ukraine’s president is prompting widespread speculation about the country’s future. Can the brand-new politician finally tackle the country’s massive corruption as he promises or will he become a tool for financial oligarchs? Can he help resolve the conflict with Russia-backed separatists in ...…
 
The White House asserts executive privilege over the Mueller report, and House Democrats move to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt. Republicans revive allegations of spying on the Trump campaign. And Israel says it attacked a building housing Hamas’ offensive cyber operations.By Rational Security.
 
The White House asserts executive privilege over the Mueller report, and House Democrats move to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt. Republicans revive allegations of spying on the Trump campaign. And Israel says it attacked a building housing Hamas’ offensive cyber operations.By Rational Security.
 
Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton interview US presidential candidate Mike Gravel, who is running an anti-war campaign promising to "end the American empire." TOPICS 0:00 Intro 1:53 Mike Gravel's 2020 presidential campaign 3:27 His anti-war record 6:04 Venezuela, Iran, and sanctions 7:30 Imperialism and military-industrial complex 9:48 Tulsi Gabbar ...…
 
Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton interview US presidential candidate Mike Gravel, who is running an anti-war campaign promising to "end the American empire." TOPICS 0:00 Intro 1:53 Mike Gravel's 2020 presidential campaign 3:27 His anti-war record 6:04 Venezuela, Iran, and sanctions 7:30 Imperialism and military-industrial complex 9:48 Tulsi Gabbar ...…
 
Senior Media Advisor Kasper Zeuthen spoke with Estonia’s first Ambassador at Large for Cybersecurity Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar about global challenges to responsible state behavior in cyberspace, worries about election interference, Estonia’s lessons learned from the 2007 cyberattack against them, and transatlantic cybersecurity cooperation.…
 
Senior Media Advisor Kasper Zeuthen spoke with Estonia’s first Ambassador at Large for Cybersecurity Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar about global challenges to responsible state behavior in cyberspace, worries about election interference, Estonia’s lessons learned from the 2007 cyberattack against them, and transatlantic cybersecurity cooperation.…
 
Nilanthi Samaranayake and Alexander Powell join CNA Talks to discuss the tragic terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. Nilanthi provides necessary cultural context discussing the ethnic and religious makeup of the country, and points out that most Sri Lanka observers did not expect to see an attack targeting Christians. Alexander than ...…
 
Will Porter and Joanne Leon return to FPF to do more debunking of the Russiagate conspiracy theory. Joanne, Will, and Kyle focus in on the story of George Papadopoulos. According to the conspiracy theory, Papadopoulos was connecting Trump's campaign to Russia for receiving secret information about Hillary Clinton's emails. Papadopoulos claims h ...…
 
With elections set for the fall, Tunisian voters are searching for leaders to emerge who can tackle issues of political fragmentation, long standing economic problems, growing protests, and a volatile regional environment with civil war in Libya on one side and political upheaval in Algeria on the other. Sarah Yerkes, a fellow with the Carnegie ...…
 
John Schaus joins Hamsini Hariharan to discuss US priorities in the Indo-Pacific. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy Read More: 1. America's Pacific Century by Hillary Clinton. 2. Making Good on the Rebalance to Asia by Graham Webster 3. The Legacy of Obama’s “Pivot” to Asia by Michael J ...…
 
Marko Marjanovic returns to FPF to talk about Venezuela and Syria. Kyle and Marko discuss how US regime change efforts in Venezuela have failed to topple Maduro. The US actions have hurt the Venezuelan people and increased Maduro's popularity. In Syria, Assad is continuing to work to retake all of his country. Currently, he is battling with jih ...…
 
On this episode of The Global Cable, Perry World House Inaugural Director and University of Pennsylvania Law Professor William Burke-White is joined by Penn Alumnus & Mayor of Quito, Ecuador, Mauricio Rodas to discuss the role of cities in climate change adaptation and mitigation, the importance of city and government collaboration to act on cl ...…
 
In this episode, we are joined by Shoaib Daniyal of Scroll.in’s team to talk about politics in West Bengal and learn about how the BJP is mobilising in this critical state that goes to polls tomorrow. We learn about the trajectory of left politics in Bengal and its entrenchment, and then its gradual dissipation. We learn about the rise of the T ...…
 
Larry Schwartz, former deputy assistant secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, and Domenic DiGiovanni, vice president of Red Arch, join host Alistair Taylor to discuss the illegal theft and smuggling of cultural artifacts from the Middle East, and what regional governments and international partners can do to help p ...…
 
In the U.S. and many parts of Europe, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is often seen as "Trojan Horse" where Beijing uses the lure of trade and investment to discretely extend its political influence around the world. Not surprisingly, in China, those U.S. and European fears are quickly dismissed. Understanding these different perceptions ...…
 
On FPF #344, I discuss how Trump is expanding the President's powers. The US joined the Yemen War without Congressional approval under Obama. Trump's veto of the Yemen War Powers bill proves Congress has no ability to check the war powers of the president. The Pentagon is adding 300 more troops to the southern border. The troops continue to bre ...…
 
In our constitutional system, congressional oversight of the executive branch is an important tool. As a co-equal branch of government, and the one that passes legislation and appropriates funds to carry out public policy, Congress has an obligation to the Constitution, and to citizens, to hold the executive branch accountable. In this episode, ...…
 
Journalists are under mounting pressure not only in countries like Russia and China but also Western democracies. PEN America’s Tom Melia talks to Greg about the threat from fake news, social media and rising autocrats ahead of World Press Freedom Day on May 3. We also hear from journalists Emily Schultheis, Anastasia Kirilenko, Roman Badanin, ...…
 
Special Counsel Robert Mueller told the attorney general that he failed to convey the “context, nature, and substance” of his investigation. Rod Rosenstein steps down from the Department of Justice and bids President Trump a fond farewell. And is John Bolton’s view of foreign policy compatible with the president he serves?…
 
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