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Mike Whitney - The Neocons Drive For War

Mike Whitney - The Neocons Drive For War

January 27, 2020

Writer and analyst Mike Whitney who writes regularly for the Unz Review, joins me for a wide-ranging discussion on the crisis in the Middle East and the role of the neocons.

Mike's recent articles include "Pompeo Says Gangland-Style Hit on Soleimani was 'Restoration of Deterrence'", and "Did Pompeo Dupe Trump Into the Soleimani Hit?"

Catherine Shakdam on the Repercussions of the Soleimani Murder

Catherine Shakdam on the Repercussions of the Soleimani Murder

January 16, 2020

Catherine Shakdam is Co-Founder of Veritas Consulting and Head of the Yemen Unit at the Next Century Foundation.  She was formerly Director of Programs at the Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies. She is much in demand as an analyst of the Middle East and I am honored to have her join me on Wider View.

We talk this time about the repercussions of the US assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani throughout the region.

You can find Catherine's work at https://www.catherine-shakdam.com/ and at Citizen Truth, New Eastern Outlook, and on the blog of the Next Century Foundation.  You can follow her on Twitter @shakdamc.

 

Killing Qassem Soleimani - Why Did Trump Do It?

Killing Qassem Soleimani - Why Did Trump Do It?

January 13, 2020

With the murder of Iranian General Soleimani on January 3rd, tensions in the Middle East are worse than before. I explore the events leading to the drone assassination, the popularity of Soleimani and his contributions to the region, and talk about why we continue to get further embroiled in the Middle East region. 

Jeremy Kuzmarov on US Foreign Policy - Obama and Trump

Jeremy Kuzmarov on US Foreign Policy - Obama and Trump

January 6, 2020

Historian Jeremy Kuzmarov joins me for a discussion of US foreign policy in the Obama and Trump Years. 

Jeremy received his PhD from Brandeis University in 2006 and has taught at Bucknell University , Emmanuel College and the University of Tulsa.  He’s the author of several books including “The Myth of the Addicted Army: Vietnam and the Modern War on Drugs“, “Modernizing Repression: Police Training and Nation-Building in the American Century”, “The Russians Are Coming, Again: The First Cold War as Tragedy, The Second as Farce” with John Marciano, and his latest “Obama’s Unending Wars: Fronting the Foreign Policy of the Permanent Warfare State”.

His website is the place to go for his recent writings.  

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