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Fresh update on "antony blinken" discussed on All Things Considered

All Things Considered

00:08 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "antony blinken" discussed on All Things Considered

"Final se Chang, and I want a summer's inflation has left Native Americans with the worst financial strain facing any group in the U.S.. I don't have enough money resources to get over there. I said, my goodbyes from here, I guess. Also in Texas, staffing shortages at juvenile detention centers mean many children spend up to 23 hours a day locked in their cells. They're just trapped in this emergency right now where they can't seem to keep officers in the job and the children are hurting themselves and acting out more. And one man has spent almost a decade taking photos of fireflies. Now news. Live from NPR news, I'm Janine herbst, former president Donald Trump spent hours in a courtroom in New York City today, pleading the 5th in a scheduled deposition, subpoenaed by the state's attorney general, who's been looking into the Trump organization's business practices for the past three years. And piers Windsor Johnston has more. New York attorney general letitia James has been leading a civil probe into whether Trump provided misleading financial statements to tax authorities, lenders and insurers. In a two page statement, the former president said he had invoked his Fifth Amendment right against making self incriminating statements. He also maintained that he did nothing wrong and accused the state attorney general of openly campaigning against him. The deposition in New York comes just days after the FBI executed a search warrant on Trump's Florida estate. The Justice Department's investigation appears to be focused on classified documents that Trump allegedly took from The White House before he left office. Windsor Johnston, NPR news, Washington. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Rwanda where he's expected to raise concerns about that country's support for a rebel movement in Democratic Republic of Congo. And pierce Michelle Kellerman is traveling with the secretary. Blinken stripped of both Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda follow reports that Rwandan troops have been involved in rebel activity in eastern Congo, blinken called the report's credible and promised Congolese leaders that he would discuss this with Rwandan president Paul Kagame. The secretary is also expected to raise the case of Paul rusesabagina, the real life hero from the movie hotel Rwanda. He was convicted on terrorism charges here, the U.S. though considers him wrongfully detained. He's a U.S. resident and blinken calls this and similar cases, a priority for him. Michelle Kellerman and BR news Kigali. The British defense ministry says Russia is recruiting a new military force to support operations in Ukraine, villa Marx has more. In a regular tweeted update, the UK's defense intelligence organization said the new Russian force known as the third Army Corps was being raised from volunteer battalions and would be based east of Moscow. Local Russian politicians had indicated recruits were being offered cash bonuses of deployed to Ukraine, the UK said, but the conflicts unpopularity meant the core was unlikely to reach its full strength. The UK said the new recruits grouped into units by geographic background would unlikely be decisive in the campaign where commanders must now both strengthen their defensive positions in southern Ukraine against a possibility attack, but also continue their bombardments in the eastern Donbass region. The NPR news I'm Willem marks in London. Wall Street hire by the closing bell the Dow up 535 points that's up 1.6%, and Aztec up 360 points, the S&P 500 up 87. You're listening to NPR news. In New Mexico, the 51 year old man arrested in connection with the killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque has denied any connection to the crimes. Muhammad Zayed was pulled over in a traffic stop in bullet cases, were found in his vehicle, they matched the caliber of weapons believed to have been used and two of the killings. The Afghan immigrant told authorities through an interpreter, he was driving to Houston to look for a new home because of the Albuquerque violence. China's military says it's completed various tasks around Taiwan, a statement that may signal and end to a nearly a week of saber rattling near the island. Beijing staged military exercises in the air and sea surrounding Taiwan, this in response to House speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the self ruled island last week, and pierce John Ruiz has more. The People's Liberation Army did not explicitly say the exercises were over. They were slated to end on Sunday, but on each of the past three days, the eastern theater command, which ran the drills, said they were continuing. In the newest statement, though, it said the operations had, quote, successfully completed various tasks and effectively tested integrated combat capabilities. It said it'll keep an eye on changes to the situation in the Taiwan strait, while training and preparing for combat and conducting regular combat readiness patrols in the strait. The Beijing government also issued a new policy white paper on Taiwan, and it the government reaffirmed its threat of military force to annex the island. John ruch

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"antony blinken" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:47 min | 5 d ago

"antony blinken" Discussed on WTOP

"For sure is that there was a lightning strike in their vicinity and there may be a vicinity and all four were injured. D.C. police say the two who died were an elderly couple from Wisconsin, no word yet on the condition of the two others who were injured. Nikki and Ellie WTO P news. Knew this morning a top U.S. and Russian officials say they are ready to hold talks about a prisoner swap that comes from Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and from U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. We've all seen the sentencing conviction of Brittany griner to 9 years in prison. And that further compounds the injustice that's being done to her and her wrongful detention. The WNBA star was convicted yesterday of drug trafficking after carrying less than a gram of cannabis oil through a Moscow airport. These new comments from each side suggest that any negotiations could accelerate in the coming days. The U.S. has already proposed a swap to bring home griner and former marine Paul Whelan. New reaction from China still angry after that visit to Taiwan this week by House speaker Nancy Pelosi, China says it's canceling or suspending dialog with the U.S. on a range of issues, it's the latest in a series of steps intended to punish Washington for allowing that visit to the island that China claims as its own territory. Specifically, the Chinese foreign ministry says cooperation with the U.S. on returning illegal immigrants, criminal investigations, transnational crime, illegal drugs, and climate change would all be suspended. China has been holding threatening military exercises as well in 6 zones off of Taiwan's coast since the house speakers visit. Coming up on WTO after traffic and weather, why The White House is calling the monkey pox outbreak of public health emergency. It's ten 36. Celebrate

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Blinken, Russian top diplomat speak about Griner, Whelan

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | Last week

Blinken, Russian top diplomat speak about Griner, Whelan

"The U.S. and Russia have held their highest level known contacts since before Moscow's Ukraine invasion I spoke with Russian foreign minister Lavrov Secretary of State Antony Blinken says their call centered on efforts to free detained Americans Brittany griner and Paul Whelan I pressed the Kremlin to accept the substantial proposal that we put forth Blinken would not say if he made progress And Russia is not giving any hints either The public push allows the Biden administration to show it's all in on efforts to free the Americans but it also risks undermining its own message of isolating Russia over the invasion The White House spokeswoman karine Jean Pierre says it doesn't I don't see how they are legitimized at all And the entire focus is on getting the Americans home Sagar Meghani Washington

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Blinken, Russian diplomat speak on Griner offer

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | Last week

Blinken, Russian diplomat speak on Griner offer

"Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he has pushed his Russian counterpart to accept the U.S. offer for freeing two American detainees It was blinken's first phone call with the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov since before the Ukraine invasion blinken earlier this week revealed what he called a substantial proposal for Russia to release basketball star Brittany griner and Paul Whelan I urged foreign minister Lavrov to move forward with that proposal I'm not going to characterize his response and I can't give you an

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Russia's Lavrov says he will discuss US prisoner swap offer

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | Last week

Russia's Lavrov says he will discuss US prisoner swap offer

"Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has confirmed an upcoming phone conversation with Secretary of State Antony Blinken Lavrov tells the media the call will be about the exchange of prisoners exchange of persons he says being in custody in Russia It is thought the two will likely discuss the potential prisoner exchange to bring home basketball star Brittany griner who's been detained in Moscow since February Lavrov added the foreign ministry does not handle such issues but then I will listen to what he blinken has to say I'm Charles De Ledesma

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U.S. Offers Deal to Russia for Brittney Griner, Paul Whelan

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:42 min | Last week

U.S. Offers Deal to Russia for Brittney Griner, Paul Whelan

"I'll at least Britney griner is going to come home. The WNBA basketball star is going to be traded along with this American businessman for the merchant of death. We're going to give up a guy who was spending years behind bars for arms dealing with terrorists, the merchant of death is going to be given to Russia so we can get Brittany griner home. Because goodness knows, that's a fair swap. Does that sound fair to you? One merchant of death for one America hating WNBA star. Have you noticed how Britney greiner's activism has been completely ignored throughout this whole ordeal that she has been going through? She's trying to smuggle hashish oil through a Russian airport. And they caught her. It got her dead to rights. You can't have hash oil in a vape vaping cartridge in a Russian airport. Sorry, Boris and Natasha aren't exactly going to read you your Miranda rights over their dope. You're caught. And you know, now Biden is trying the Biden administration and blink Antony Blinken and all of them are trying to get you home after you've spit on the flag. Metaphorically. After you disrespected the national anthem, protested against the United States, that same country that you have such disdain for miss griner is now putting its butt on the line for you.

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Kremlin poker-faced on US swap offer to free Griner, Whelan

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | Last week

Kremlin poker-faced on US swap offer to free Griner, Whelan

"The Kremlin is warning a possible prisoner swap with the U.S. involving American basketball star Brittany griner could be negotiated As the basketball player Brittany guinas trial in Russia continues Kremlin spokesman Dmitry peskov is warning a possible prisoner swap needs to be moved along quietly without fanfare Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Washington had offered Russia a deal that would bring home griner and another jailed American Paul Whelan a person familiar with the matter says the proposed exchange involves convicted Russian arms dealer Victor boot once labeled the merchant of death I'm Charles De Ledesma

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In rare contact, US offers Russia deal for Griner, Whelan

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 2 weeks ago

In rare contact, US offers Russia deal for Griner, Whelan

"The U.S. is pitching a deal to Russia aimed at bringing home two detained Americans Secretary of State Antony Blinken calls it a substantial proposal made weeks ago in a bid to free basketball star Brittany griner and Paul Whelan and he'll discuss it soon with his Russian counterpart I expect to speak with Russian foreign minister Lavrov for the first time since the war began Publicly acknowledging the offer reflects mounting pressure on the Biden administration to bring griner and waylon home Blinken's not offering any details I want to make sure that the proposal that we put forward has a good chance to advance He won't say if the deal would involve swapping detainees Moscow's long been interested in freeing the merchant of death Russian arms dealer Victor boot who was convicted a decade ago Sagar Meghani Washington

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The U.S. Has Been Reduced to Begging Saudi Arabia for Oil

The Trish Regan Show

01:27 min | 3 weeks ago

The U.S. Has Been Reduced to Begging Saudi Arabia for Oil

"First, the shamefulness of the U.S. president having to beg for oil in Saudi Arabia. I mean, look, this was so miscalculated on every single level. I think that's the bottom line here because he ought to have known by and our Secretary of State Antony Blinken, a whole bunch of other people there that are advising him. They ought to have known that while Saudi relations might be a little bit precarious and delicate and challenging, they're pretty big source of oil. So before you decide to cut off all U.S. oil and then get yourself involved in an international situation, which by the way, I'd argue we didn't have a choice on. I'm okay with that. But you should be actually thinking it through, right? Like this is a game of chess. And in that game of chess, there are moves that need to be made. Like you need to sort of premeditate and think through what's the implication of not having any oil back here at home. Well, I'll tell you what the implication is. You guys are all going to get voted out of power. And that's a good thing. But in the meantime, we're all stuck with gas prices like we've never seen food prices like we've never seen reds like we've never seen. Inflation like we haven't seen in four T one years. And so that's the immediate effect of poor policy choices.

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WHO: COVID-19 deaths rise, reversing a 5-week decline

AP News Radio

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WHO: COVID-19 deaths rise, reversing a 5-week decline

"Global deaths from the coronavirus are back on the rise In its latest weekly assessment the World Health Organization says 8700 people buy globally last week from COVID-19 a 4% increase coming after 5 weeks of declines The largest jump in deaths were centered in the Americas and the western Pacific coronavirus infection cases in general continued to fall with about 3.2 million new cases reported last week but large regional spikes of infection were seen in the Middle East and Southeast Asia The organization says the figures are likely an undercount because so many countries have reduced testing and surveillance hosting a meeting of the COVID-19 global action plan in Washington U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned health officials about relaxing their guard as the detailed plans to send additional pediatric vaccines to nations like Nepal and Mongolia I'm Jennifer King

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Brittney Griner's wife tells ABC she wants WNBA star home

AP News Radio

01:00 min | 2 months ago

Brittney Griner's wife tells ABC she wants WNBA star home

"Britney grinder's wife says she wants the WNBA star being detained in Russia back home Sherrell griner says she started receiving text early in the morning on February 17th Babe babe babe wake up They have me in this room I don't know what's going on Brittany griner has been detained since then after vape cartridges containing oil derived from cannabis were allegedly found in her luggage at an airport near Moscow Griner plays basketball in Russia Cheryl greiner tells ABC's Good Morning America She wants President Biden to secure a release I just keep hearing that he has the power She's a political punch So if they're holding her because they want you to do something then I want you to do it Griner says Secretary of State Antony Blinken told her this is a top priority I was grateful for the call You say she's top priority but I want to see it Russian officials have described grinder's case as a criminal offense The charges carry a maximum penalty of ten years in prison I'm Ed

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Russia says it would have to 'rebalance' if Finland and Sweden join NATO - Reuters

AP News Radio

00:29 sec | 4 months ago

Russia says it would have to 'rebalance' if Finland and Sweden join NATO - Reuters

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Biden finds no respite at home after returning from Europe

AP News Radio

01:05 min | 4 months ago

Biden finds no respite at home after returning from Europe

"The White House has been in damage control mode both during and after president Biden's trip to Europe over forty eight hours aides had to clean up the president's remarks three times starting Thursday what would happen if Russia used chemical weapons in Ukraine it would trigger a response in kind the next day national security advisor Jake Sullivan the United States has no intention of using chemical weapons period under any circumstances a few hours later Friday in a meeting with U. S. troops in Poland to the president lauded Ukrainian bravery and you're gonna see when you're there seemingly suggesting they'd go to Ukraine the White House later reiterated what the president's long said he has no intention of sending troops there then came Saturday for god's sake this man cannot remain in power the next day secretary of state Antony Blinken we do not have a strategy of regime change last night the president himself tried to clarify outside church Sager made Ghani Washington

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Ukraine Conflict: Biden Brands Putin a 'War Criminal'

The Trish Regan Show

00:35 sec | 5 months ago

Ukraine Conflict: Biden Brands Putin a 'War Criminal'

"Our president finally came out, finally came out and said that Putin is a war criminal. You bet he is. And there's no off ramp. There's one thing that sort of confusing about this and a little bit frustrated. I'm always rather frustrated with this administration, but especially frustrated right now, because on the one hand, we're saying yes, Vladimir Putin is a war criminal, yet Antony blink in our Secretary of State came out and said there's an off ramp here. We'll get rid of the sanctions if he just stops all this. I don't know if there is an off ramp here, okay? I don't think the world can go back to the way it was after we have seen such heinous acts from this individual.

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Blinken: 'Irreversible' Withdrawal Necessary to Lift Russia Sanctions

The Trish Regan Show

01:42 min | 5 months ago

Blinken: 'Irreversible' Withdrawal Necessary to Lift Russia Sanctions

"The world. Now, very interesting story as well out today. Antony Blinken our Secretary of State has said that he's actually willing to relieve the sanctions on Russia should Russia get with the program. In other words, if Russia were to drop all this tomorrow, we would say, okay, we can trade with you again. I don't know how I feel about that because I actually think there's no off ramp at this point. I think that Vladimir Putin has shown what he is capable of, anybody that supports Vladimir Putin is shown what they are capable of and you can not murder innocent civilians like that. Little children and expect to be able to walk away and have everything reinstituted just as it was before, it may be a little bit of a bargaining technique and they're trying to offer some kind of off ramp for him, but there really is. Let's be honest, no offer. If I also don't think he's willing to take it. At any point. I mean, in other words, he's gotten so far into this situation now. He doesn't know where else to turn other than to just keep killing people. Think of how wrong that is. This is why it's important that we stand up here. It's important Europe stands up, you know, again, I'll emphasize that I am a big believer in using sanctions to our advantage. But in order to make them work, everybody has to be on board, which means in the case of Europe right now, Europe has to be on board too. The idea that they are still purchasing for cash, by the way, for cash, any natural gas from Russia is just truly awful. And really speaks to how dependent they have become on Russia. The idea that they just just a couple of weeks ago canceled the Nord stream two project. It's unacceptable.

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Live updates: Biden to authorize further $200M for Ukraine

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 5 months ago

Live updates: Biden to authorize further $200M for Ukraine

"President Biden is authorizing the state department to provide additional aid to Ukraine I'm Ben Thomas with the latest the funds are part of a broader package of US support for Ukraine in the form of aid and sanctions when Russia invaded late last month secretary of state Antony Blinken noted the US had provided one billion dollars in aid to Ukraine the president is now authorizing up to two hundred million dollars more to cover weapons as well as military services education and training is your cranium seek to repel the Russian invasion Congress has approved an additional thirteen point six billion dollars in aid you know we have to cover the costs of sending troops and weapons to Eastern Europe and a slightly larger amount for refugees and economic eight Biden plans to sign that bill next week Ben Thomas Washington

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U.S. State Dept. Stops Poland From Sending MiG Fighter Jets to Ukraine

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:23 min | 5 months ago

U.S. State Dept. Stops Poland From Sending MiG Fighter Jets to Ukraine

"So Poland wanted to deliver MiGs 29s or MiG 29s, fighter jets to Ukraine. And Antony Blinken, the Secretary of State said that's greenlit. Let's help Ukraine. We don't want to have a no fly zone because that might provoke Vladimir Putin. We don't want to go to war with Russia. We're seeing, and the third week now of Russia just decimating. The country of Ukraine, children's cancer hospital, bombed a children's cancer hospital. As if those beautiful little angels, God's creatures don't have enough to deal with, their hospital gets bombed. It gets shelled. And so Poland says, hey, we want to deliver fighter jets. The Secretary of State says absolutely fine. We green lit it. All systems go. State Department says, wow. That's provocation. That would be an escalation. That might make Vladimir Putin mad.

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US Refuses to Set No Fly Zone in Ukraine

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

00:45 sec | 5 months ago

US Refuses to Set No Fly Zone in Ukraine

"Antony Blinken talking to Margaret Brennan saying that we can't establish a no fly zone and we don't want Vladimir Putin to think that we're shooting down his plane so we would like Poland to send planes and then we will send planes to Poland and Vladimir Putin will not be able to figure out that we were behind the planes that maybe doing what our planes dare not do. Here's Anthony blinken with Margaret Bren. No, that gets a green light. In fact, we're talking with our Polish Friends right now about what we might be able to do to backfill. Their needs, if, in fact, they choose to provide these fighter jets to the Ukrainians. What can we do? How can we help to make sure that they get something to backfill the planes that they're handing over to the Ukrainians?

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Russia sets cease-fire for evacuations but battles continue

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | 5 months ago

Russia sets cease-fire for evacuations but battles continue

"The U. S. is pushing back against a Russian claims that it's allowing civilians to leave some Ukrainian cities Moscow's announced yet another limited ceasefire and the establishment of safe corridors secretary of state Antony Blinken says Russia did that over the weekend too but civilians couldn't get out more strikes have killed and wounded civilians as they tried to leave the cities Russian state media report the two sides met for more talks today but there are few hopes of a breakthrough at the U. S. top court in the Hague you greens international court of justice representative pleaded for in order to hold the invasion accusing Moscow of war crimes and medieval siege tactics this is a matter of life and death for our Ukrainian citizens Russia's skip to the hearings Sager make ani Washington

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Live updates: Russia warns Ukraine's neighboring countries

AP News Radio

00:59 min | 5 months ago

Live updates: Russia warns Ukraine's neighboring countries

"You Korean president Vladimir so Lansky has renewed his call for the world to impose a no fly zone over his country I'm Ben Thomas with the latest NATO has refused to impose a no fly zone to date and secretary of state Antony Blinken tells NBC's meet the press the president Biden has been clear US forces will not engage in direct conflict American planes flying against Russian planes were our soldiers on the ground in Ukraine because of for everything we're doing for Ukraine the president also has a responsibility to not get us into a direct conflict direct war with Russia a nuclear power and risk a war that expands if no fly zones Lynskey appealed for planes Clinton says the possibility of Poland doing that is being discussed if it chooses to send the mags in the two planes that it has to Ukraine how we can help by back filling what they're giving Russia's defense ministry is warning Ukraine's neighbors against hosting Ukrainian war planes saying that could make them part of the conflict I'm Ben Thomas

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"antony blinken" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:07 min | 8 months ago

"antony blinken" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Secretary of State Antony Blinken is criticizing China's aggressive actions in Asia The snorting open markets through subsidies to its state run companies Denying the exports or revoking deals for countries's policies it is not agree with engaging in illegal unreported and unregulated fishing activities Countries across the region want this behavior to change we do too Blinkin is on a three day tour of the region during a speech in Jakarta today He also said the U.S. is seeking to bolster tie with Southeast Asian countries in a counterweight tube Beijing And Time Magazine has named Elon Musk's person of the year The publisher said few people have had more influence and mask on life on earth and potentially life off earth two the award has previously been presented to the likes of Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg It caps a run in which Musk has solidified his standing as the world's richest person and of course turned Tesla into a $1 trillion business Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quick tag powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts are more than 120 countries and January this is Bloomberg Anna Lian thank you very much influencing life on earth and perhaps beyond That is a big accolade isn't it We will come back and talk about the labor market It still ahead on Bloomberg day break here at the UK jobs market is getting stronger after a record jump in employment Bloomberg's Lizzie Burton will discuss the data and what they mean for the Bank of England's outlook our reference some weakness in the data earlier clearly the overall picture is a positive one but it was more about the dysfunction and the tightness of the labor market so maybe a nice problem to have in some cases but we'll get into the analysis Lizzie Berman can tell us everything we need to know about the UK labor market That's coming up shortly This is Bloomberg Hello this is discover and we take customer service very seriously We know that if you have a question or concern about your credit card that's a serious matter And you need to talk to a real person about it so we offer around the clock access to seriously talented representatives.

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"antony blinken" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

106.1 FM WTKK

04:14 min | 11 months ago

"antony blinken" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

"Thank you. Casey is on 94 5 wpt and the Triad and one Oh, 61 FM Talk in the triangle. Alright, 7 51 K c o D radio program coming up on the show. Congressman Mark Walker will join us, Um To hit him with this story we did earlier night. For those of you who may not have been here at the first hour, or former congressman Mark Walker Senate candidate Mark Walker. Um, we had a story that I led the show with from Newsweek about six Americans who basically had a plane full of guns, and we're headed to Afghanistan and I'm I'm still trying to figure out what the problem is. If a bunch of dudes want to go, Um Do whatever. Afghanistan is probably not smart, but It's a whole thing. I'll give you the details here in just a moment. Let me grab a quick call here, Mike, what's up? Hey, Good morning, Casey. I was just Piggyback in on the Larry elder story because I read her. I was reading something on Breitbart. I was a Breitbart link and the L A Times decided it was just considered hostile. Reception. So that's what they're categorizing it A hostile? Yeah. Hostelry 17 from someone else's, uh, happened, uh, say anything about it or Make it a bigger deal than want to do. Well, you know, again, she's if it was just the egg. I'd almost be fine with it because she was such a poor thrower. Um, but if she's wearing a gorilla mask, and I'm sorry if everything is going to be turned into a race issue than this one's this one's served up so nicely. It just shows you what a giant double standard. There are hostile reception also, sir, you were reading Breitbart. So you're a literal Nazi. That's not me saying that that's you know. That's I just I read that, um Read that stuff on the Twitter so Must be true. I'm kidding. All right? Um, you know, speaking of poorly worded stuff. Where is this? Let me grab this real quick. So Antony Blinken. It would be the the secretary of state. Um, referred to here we go. So the the non inclusive Taliban government Basically, he was asked about whether there's concerns that it's nothing but dudes like you know, that's some sort of surprise. And he said, quote. We've made clear expectation of the Afghan people deserve an inclusive government. Um The statement went on to note that the list of names announced by the Taliban consists exclusively of individuals who are members of the Taliban or their close associates and no women. So then somebody gets a question into a Blinken. And Blinken says quote. It certainly does not meet the test of inclusivity and includes people who have very challenging track records. So The Taliban government, four of which were in Gitmo and traded for Bowe, Bergdahl. Are quote people who have very challenging track records. I feel like if you open are the employee files for Ross and I at I heart corporate. It's that that phrase is written in there somewhere. Quote people with challenging track records people are challenging track records are generally more interesting people. Terrorists are not people with quote challenging track records. Oh, everything is crazy. No wonder guys. No wonder Seven dudes got in a plane with a bunch of guns and we're going to Afghanistan to kill him. Some Taliban Or whatever they were doing, or maybe move somebody We don't know if you haven't heard this story, let me hit you with a real quick..

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"antony blinken" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:31 min | 1 year ago

"antony blinken" Discussed on AP News

"Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the Taliban is not letting charters leave an airport. And Masa al Sharif in Afghanistan. They claim that some of the passengers do not have the required documentation. While there are limits to what we can do without personnel on the ground without an airport with normal security procedures in place, we are working to do everything in our power. To support those flights. And to get them off the ground, Blinken says. These charters need to be able to depart. He also says the Taliban will need to earn legitimacy in Afghanistan. The Supreme Court has been asked to review a case that centers on whether Native Americans should receive preference in adoptions of native Children and appeals court issued a sharply divided ruling in April over the federal Indian Child Welfare Act. I'm Ed Donahue, one of America's biggest monuments to the Confederacy, has been taken down. For more than a century. A 21 FT statue of General Robert E. Lee towered over Virginia's Capital City, which also served as the Confederacy is capital. This morning, a crowd of hundreds cheered as workers in Richmond remove the statue from its giant pedestal. Governor Ralph Northam ordered last summer that the statue come down after George Floyd's death in Minneapolis. But the removal was tied up in courts until a recent ruling cleared the way for other Confederate statues along what's known as a Monument Avenue were removed last year. Saga or Megane Washington 20 men accused in the Islamic State Group's 2015 attacks on Paris that left 130 people dead and hundreds injured are on trial in the French capital. Of the 20 men charged. Only 14 are appearing in court. Chief Among them is Salah Abdeslam, who ditched his car and a malfunctioning suicide vest and ultimately fled to a hideout in his hometown of Brussels. He's the only one charged with murder. Abdeslam, the first in alphabetical order, was asked to stand first to identify himself. Requested the state his profession, Abdeslam said. His ambition is to become a fighter for Islamic state. Five of the other six being tried in absentia up presumed dead for whereabouts. So one man is unknown. Most of the defendants faced the maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted of complicity in the attacks. I'm Charles Gilad asthma, a powerful earthquake. Has struck near the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, killing at least one person and causing buildings to rock and sway in Mexico City nearly 200 miles away, people.

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"antony blinken" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:48 min | 1 year ago

"antony blinken" Discussed on WTOP

"State Antony Blinken warned that time is running out. For Iran to return to a nuclear deal as time goes on, and as Iran continues to make advances in its nuclear program, including spending more sophisticated centrifuges enriching more material learning more. There is a point at which It would be very difficult to regain all of the benefits of the Jcpoa by returning to strict compliance with the J C. Part. The issued a scathing report claiming there's been no progress on two central issues explaining uranium traces found at several sites and getting urgent access to some monitoring equipment. You probably remember that a 2015 deal offered Iran an easing of sanctions in return for tight controls on that nuclear program, then President Trump withdrew from the deal years later, and Iran has since abandoned most of its commitments in the situation in Afghanistan. The secretary of state is blasting the Taliban for refusing to let charter flights with Americans and at risk Afghans leave the country Secretary Blinken voiced frustration over the Taliban stopping these charter flights out of Missouri Sharif in the north. The bottom line is this those flights need to be able to depart. You said the US is working around the clock to help get the necessary paperwork and landing rights in the region. He warned the Taliban the nature of a Taliban led government's relationship. With us with the international community will depend entirely on its actions in the weeks and months and time ahead. He also admitted there are limits to what the U. S can do without personnel on the ground, and CBS correspondent Cami McCormick 9 11 triggered advances in regional cooperation, which one expert believes makes the area far better prepared to deal with emergencies. We continue our coverage of September 11th 20 years later, There are committees now to cover issues that we didn't have on 9 11, for example. Cyber but security issues Dave Snyder of the National Capital Region Emergency Preparedness Council. We have interoperable public safety radio systems now that allow a regional approach to incidents. There are new coordination and communication systems involving traffic management. And expanded mutual aid agreements were sharing resources across borders, Snyder says. It's all based on lessons from 9 11 and, frankly, a fairly large Range of incidents that have occurred since then. The earthquake snipers to Rhett show and on and on and on, he says. They have all shown the importance of regional coordination that I think was first traumatically shown to us on 9 11 were seeking wt European News more on our website Search September 11th. We'll talk to Sports and George Wallace. Next, It's 3 44 Dave Preston. Here, the NFL is back and Fanduel Sports book is celebrating.

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"antony blinken" Discussed on AP News

AP News

04:01 min | 1 year ago

"antony blinken" Discussed on AP News

"State Antony Blinken says the Taliban is not letting charters leave an airport in Marsa el Sharif in Afghanistan. They claim that some of the passengers do not have the required documentation. While there are limits to what we can do without personnel on the ground without an airport with normal security procedures in place. We are working to do everything in our power. To support those flights. And to get them off the ground, Lincoln says these charters need to be able to depart. He also says the Taliban will need to earn legitimacy in Afghanistan. World Health Organization leader Dr Tedros Adnan grew braces wants rich countries with large supplies of coronavirus vaccines to hold back from offering booster shots through the end of the year. We don't want any more promises. We just want The vaccines, he says An earlier request has largely fallen on deaf ears. The cleanup has started in Acapulco from the full impact of a magnitude seven earthquake that shook most of southern Mexico. This is a P news 20 men charged in the 2015 attacks in Paris are on trial. 130 people were killed in the attacks of the 20 men charged. Only 14 are appearing in court. Chief Among them is Salah Abdeslam, who ditched his car and a malfunctioning suicide vest and ultimately fled to a hideout in his hometown of Brussels. He's the only one charged with murder. Abdeslam, the first in alphabetical order, was asked to stand first to identify himself. Requested the state his profession, Abdeslam said. His ambition is to become a fighter for Islamic state. Five of the other six being tried in absentia up, presumed dead. The whereabouts so one man is unknown. Most of the defendants faced the maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted of complicity in the attacks. I'm Charles Valadez. My pressure built around Israel's prison system after fires broke out at several facilities and the government hunted for six Palestinian escapees. Who have been on the run since they tunneled out. I'm Ed Donahue. AP News In a secure complex embedded within 1/13 century courthouse, France will begin the trial of 20 men accused in the Islamic state group's 2015 attacks on Paris. The left 130 people dead and hundreds injured. On November 13 of that year, nine gunmen and suicide bombers struck within minutes of each other at France's National Soccer Stadium, the Bataclan concert hall and restaurants and cafes. Survivors of the attack, as well as those who mourn the dead are expected to pack the court house rooms, the lone survivor of the extremist cell from that night, Saleh Abd Islam. Is the key defendant among those being tried for the deadliest attack in France since World War two. He is the only one charged with murder. The same is network went on to strike Brussels months later, killing another 32 people. I'm Charles to let asthma health experts around the country are still urging people not to take an animal, anti worming drug for Covid 19 after more patients were hospitalized with toxicity The most recent reports of poisoning from the anti parasitic drug ivermectin. We're in Missouri were a doctor at Mercy Hospital says several people suffered ill effects from taking the veterinary drug. North Dakota health officials held a town hall on the Internet to discourage the use of Ivor Mactan and to tell people there are legitimate treatments for Covid 19, like monoclonal antibodies and remdesivir people have been getting sick and animal supply stores are report. Shortages of ivermectin since some conservative talk show hosts and even some doctors promoted its use. But there are studies being conducted in the U. S and overseas to see if I've ever met and might have any benefit in reducing the effects of covid 19. I'm Jackie Quinn. Thank.

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"antony blinken" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

WBEZ Chicago

02:57 min | 1 year ago

"antony blinken" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

"Antony Blinken says the U. S. Is working with the Taliban to prepare charter flights for people who want to leave Afghanistan. He says the U. S. Has been in contact with Taliban officials in recent hours to work out arrangements for some people in Kabul. Speaking in Qatar, Blinken also identified what he called a relatively small number of Americans in northern Afghanistan who are trying To fly out of the country. In the U. S. A court ruling has cleared the way for Virginia officials to take down a massive statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Richmond from member station W V TF. John Khalil reports that officials are ready to start the massive bronze statue of Robert released and six stories tall and weighs 12 tons. It's going to take awhile to remove it, but Virginia officials have now announced their plans to start on Wednesday. City officials took down the other Confederate monuments along the wealthy street last summer, but the Lee statue stayed up. As court cases proceeded. The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled last week of the state could remove the statue Lease. 40 FT. Pedestal will stay, though protesters last summer graffitied much of it, and it became a symbol of resisting white supremacy to protesters in Richmond and the Black lives matter protest nationwide. For NPR news. I'm Jad Khalil in Richmond. This is NPR. Actor Michael K. Williams, who co starred in several HBO series such as The Wire, has died. He was 54 years old NPR's Eric Deggans reports, Williams excelled at playing characters who explored the challenges facing black men in society. He's nominated for an Emmy this year playing a closeted father on Lovecraft country, and he played 19 twenties era gangster Chalky white on Boardwalk empire. But Williams may be best known as the Robber of Drug dealers. Omar little on the wire, who told police you know Only mug people who were in the drug gang. I don't get it twisted. I do some dirt, too, but I ain't never put my gun on Nobody who wasn't in the game. A man must have a code. Don't no doubt. Born in Brooklyn, Williams started off appearing in music videos before earning multiple Emmy nominations. Playing tough black men, smarter and savvy er than the world expected, he was found dead in his Brooklyn home. No cause of death has been announced. Eric Deggans NPR News the biggest terrorism trial France has ever held starts tomorrow. A group of Isis militants from Belgium and France planned and carried out the 2015 attacks that killed 130 people. One of the sides was the Bataclan concert hall, only one of the men who fired people is still alive to face charges. But 20 people alleged to be perpetrators are going on trial in France. Today is the first day that the Cryptocurrency Bitcoin is legal tender. In El Salvador, the country's president insists this will help people send money home. Polls suggest many Salvadorans may not agree and that they are worried about the stability of the Cryptocurrency. Corvette. Coleman NPR News in Washington..

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"antony blinken" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press

NBC Meet the Press

01:31 min | 1 year ago

"antony blinken" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press

"But you have to look at the reality truck okay. Hey i agree. Afghanistan was not denmark. Chuck right but it didn't need to be denmark. Of course there was corruption in the government. The security forces there was crushing. The security forces As well that were hollowing out these petitions as we're trying to build them but they were on a path to slowly strengthening overtime. And what is i think. Most lamentable about the policy out of the trump administration with the vitamin station double down on and failed to reverse is that we actually strengthened the taliban and weakened the afghan government and security forces on her way out. Hey if we're going to leave chuck why don't we just get the hell out. I mean why. Don't we do that and so it was just impossible. I think for the afghan government to withstand the blows of not being included in the negotiations and then forcing the afghan government to release to five thousand. Some of the most heinous people on earth who immediately went back to terrorizing the the afghan people and then to to you know set the time we're not going to support you withdraw the vast majority of our support for them. General mcmaster The former one of the former national security advisers president trump. You wrote a book about vietnam. I have a feeling we're going to have books about afghanistan being written for decades as we unpack. What went wrong. Here geno mcmaster. Thanks for your time and And your perspective. Thank you when we come back. The military diplomatic and political fallout from this terrible week in afghanistan. Painless next but as we go to.

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"antony blinken" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press

NBC Meet the Press

03:10 min | 1 year ago

"antony blinken" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press

"A you know it's interesting that we're having a debate about spending a trillion dollars on infrastructure and nbc reporting this week. Sodas we spent over twenty dollars in afghanistan. Right and for the american people. If you if you're balancing a shall we say in a trillion dollars on bridges and road in fixing and fixing up our infrastructure in the united states or nation-building afghanistan. I think it's pretty clear cut. Where can people are going to ball. And what's the divide. There's clearly a divide between the pentagon and the president on this one and and you know you're never gonna find a military leader that doesn't want a few more troops and a little more time. Okay that that is background. Anything do you expect this to have long-term fallout between the relationship between the white house and the pentagon because pentagon they look like the like. Wh why is this going so badly. And i think depending on whispering. We didn't want to do it. Yeah they definitely didn't wanna do it. i mean they're the relationship wasn't fantastic to begin with i mean Biden took office very skeptical of of the generals as he likes to call them. And for exactly the point you make. He thinks that obama got jammed. That's his During the surge and he was determined not to be jammed himself. So when you when you have that as the product. I think the argument that they then had about whether or not to keep a teeny tiny little force a in kabul and bog rem as a preventative as and and basically as spies to keep an eye on on counter-terror operations keep an eye on iran. Keep an eye on pakistan. That was the that was the military argument for leaving a small residual force behind And i think that then you you had the the president say no. They're just when donald trump said we're getting out completely That means that once we leave anybody there. They become targets. And i also think he saw the possibility and the opportunity to do what no other president had been able to do before and ended and that was more important to him than any of the arguments. About why a very small force might be cost effective in the long run christian. Mitch mcconnell was on one side of this inside the republican coalition and donald trump was on the other It it's pretty clear this probably would have been just as bad if not worse under under what trump wanted to do. He wanted to up by christmas on if he had won reelection. Perhaps he might have done that. Is this a big blow for the isolationist wing of the gop. Will this weaken. Trump's hold over time. Or now i would expect you. Begin to see a resurgence of this kind of reagan. Peace through strength approach within the republican party. If they view this as a sign that by pulling back our deterrence suddenly the bad guys around the world feel like they have more of a free hand to operate and whether that expresses itself as republicans being even more hawkish in places like iran wanting to be more deterrent. they're being more deterrent in terms of north korea being more deterrent in terms of china. Making sure that they don't decide to cause mischief around taiwan. I would expect that. Republican foreign policy is going to begin being more focused on projecting strength around the world. Not less compensation here when we come back was census week changing america.

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"antony blinken" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

06:46 min | 1 year ago

"antony blinken" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Been very clear about their own concerns. And indeed i think one of the reasons that a number of countries is joined as the hope that they can help shape that governance in those standards so if those standards are at the same level and maybe even greater than the standards that already been established in other international institutions. That's a very good thing. If they're not then. Unfortunately i think the institution could actually undermine the very goals that seeking to achieve by the way the prime minister of sweden. Here this morning made very much the same cautionary point absolutely right here and then come to you sir secretary. My name is jean advisor vietnamese-americans. I learned that central asia is very much similar to south east asia. And thank you for a very comprehensive program you put forth including human rights and everything. And i know that last week on the nine thousand nine hundred met with the vietnamese them minister of public security. Each other and i and i would like to ask. Essentially we come into the twenty twenty years of the normalized relationship and you'll see in a lot of positive achievements between the two countries. So is there a less than positive lessons that we can learn and apply to central asia. And is there a negative lesson that we can also learn and apply and avoid. And you thank you. I have to say one of the great success stories. I think of recent years has been the deeper and deeper relationship that the united states and vietnam have developed. and we're seeing that merge more and more in in recent years in recent weeks and indeed I've had the opportunity with several senior officials from vietnam. I hope to go there in the future. And i think it's it's motivated by a number of things. First and foremost. I think it's motivated by an increasingly open view among the enemies. Leadership of what the best future for the country is in terms of its own progress in terms of its own standards in terms of integration with the region. And that's been very important and something that we're very very pleased with second. I have to tell you. It's also motivated by some of china's actions in the region and we talked a little bit about about russia before we've talked about the tremendously positive role. china cannon. Indeed in many ways is playing particularly through its investment in infrastructure and industry but there's also nervousness in the region as well about some of china's actions in the south china seas and other areas and that is actually causing countries to look to us as a potential foundation of stability. This digress is a little bit but it's still goes to the point. I was in china about two months ago two months ago. Actually the first trip. I took in this job and we had very interesting conversations and one of the great things that's happened. In recent years as we are constantly expanding our basic cooperation with china and working together and more and more areas just last year obviously the leadership that the united states and china showed on climate change. Hopefully we'll have a real impact on other countries as we head to the paris negotiations at the end of the year of the work. That chinese china did on e. bola was very very significant and even on our military to military relationship. We've seen great progress in building confidence but some of the actions that china takes in its own area in its own region are causing other countries to raise a real questions and concerns and so some of the conversations that we had one of the things. I suggested to our chinese partners and is that you know. Even though are systems in countries are obviously very different and very different histories very different stages of development in some ways china. Today is a little bit like where the united states was after world war two and then we were emerging as a great power and our leaders have to decide how would use that power and what they decided was to write. Rules developed norms and build institutions that in many ways constrained our power but the gave other countries voice and a vote and a sense that they too could decide the future and that disincentivize those countries from getting together. Check our our and it has benefited us tremendously in the fifty. Sixty seventy cents. And it's something. I suggested that our chinese friends might find a useful historical analogy. We give the last question to rich carnival. Richard a stalwart of the foreign service. On a as you know of of former ambassador by coke secretario excellent remarks. I'd like to come to the promotion of democratic values issue over the last two decades. We've developed a series of programs and tools for our ambassadors and embassies to use to promote civil society democratic elections freedom of expression and yet in a lot of these societies. Now we're facing an environment. Where civil societies being. Shut down the leaders that we trained or are arrested journalists Who are part of our affi are are are arrested My question is art tools and programmes today adequate to address an environment that is far less friendly than it was two decades ago when we we had such great hope for these programs. I would say that they're necessary but not adequate and that we are we. We constantly have to reevaluate whether there are better and more effective ways of advancing that mission for exactly the reasons that So my own sense is that we have to keep at it with even more determination. But we also have to think much more creatively about whether there are different ways. Additional ways of engaging. How do we better use new media and new technology. How can we think about working with partner countries that may have.

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"antony blinken" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

06:57 min | 1 year ago

"antony blinken" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"But i also agree at least what i what i think was the implication of your question that given the incredibly and increasingly uncertain environment. There may be a more and more of a driver for these kind of security partnerships to take some some greater life and energy. And that's certainly something that we're looking at. But i think ultimately the more were able to connect these countries the more they're able to benefit from shared prosperity the greater the foundation for stability will have known for. I'm going to go to the audience here in a minute. Starting with yohannes. If that's alright. But i do want to ask about one other fairly major regional player and that's china Would you say a little bit On that And insofar as maybe not a great gain but a new game is underway. Is china a major player in that china's very much a major player and as As i tried to suggest we think that this is largely complementary to what we're trying to do and indeed were looking at ways to more effectively coordinate with chinese the investments that they're making in the physical infrastructure that ultimately connect these countries are ordinary and usually beneficial beneficial to people in these countries in terms of giving them opportunity potentially beneficial to our own businesses. They're trying to work there. And there is no zero-sum sum choice here These things can work together our own engagement china's engagement. But i would say this. The engagement and the investment are very important but how there is also important and so i think countries will ask questions about the the engagement and the investment who's workers are being used to advance it. What kind of standards are being upheld when it comes to the rights of workers when it comes the environment what about the quality of the projects all of these things are also critical and i think there are effect market forces. That are driving the The chinese hopefully to raise their own game. When it comes to that the more they do that. I think the more we're able to work together. In a complementary fashion to advance what we think would be in the interests of central asia but also in our own interests and china's interests but there is no doubt that they are a big and growing bigger player. Would you say and this may sound like a leading question. But i know as a good lawyer you won't be lead does the fear and concern in central asia about russia play to china's advantage as it does perhaps To some degree to our own advantage for answers yes but again i think the the incentive for most of the countries in the region is to look for various outlets various points of contact. It's us is russia because again of a lot of history and strong trading relationships it is china because of its extraordinary Investments in the potential there and depending on iran's pollution over the next two years or more it could be iran as well as a gateway to. Europe is a gateway to indian. So if i'm sitting in any of the capital's in central asia. I'm looking at all of these possibilities now. I personally think that the united states can bring to the table things that some of these other countries can't even further away. We bring a certain way of doing business. Certain values certain standards that i think even more beneficial to people but it is not as euro some choice and the more we can get other countries to raise their own game and raise their own standards as they engage with central asia. The better off in regionally and the better off we'll be which brings to mind one other country and then we will go to on us. I remember tornadoes all at the time that the. Us are was disintegrating Making no secret of a turkish dream given the turkic influences in the region that we're talking about what is how is turkey seen today particularly given some of the tumult. That's going on there. It's a good question. And frankly one that i always more comfortable asking of our partners in the region. I don't necessarily suggest how they're seeing turkey. I think you're right about turkey's interest and ambition. It's also true that the turks have a tremendous amount on their hands in their immediate environs. Right now and that's and that's challenging but the bottom line at least from our persuading the began is this is not about creating false choices or imposing choices on our partners in central asia. One of the differences that we bring to the table is a profound and strong belief that our partners have a right to make their own decisions and make their own choices about the future and if that involves us so much the better but if it involves other countries in the region that is their decision. You'll want to thank you very much incident from brookings. I thank you for this presentation. I think it's a very timely. Initiative to articulate the interest of the strategy the us in the region not least because as you go around the region you hear a lot of questions asked so what are the interest of the us and how will engage them to shape future. Now you talked. I think eloquently but the interests to me. The question looking ahead is so. How will the engagement change looking back in relative terms. I think relative to the engagement of the us elsewhere in the world and relativity engagement to other major parts of the region of china and russia in particular. I think it's fantasy. Say the engagement of the us in the region in the past has been relatively modest so looking ahead. How is the engaged. I'm going to change. And how you can't translate and leverage modest lightly continued modest engagement relative to these other engagements into an effective impact on the ground in terms of the interest and the objectives. You have set from my perspective. Hd very valid. It's an excellent question And i think a few things suggest themselves one is that as we all know. Ninety percent of life is showing up and so the consistent and hopefully high level engagement that we have makes a difference certainly on an official level. And i think we actually have to do even more than that now. The assistant secretary has been a regular visitor and very deeply engaged as have a lot of officials across the board. But it's something that we're looking at over the next couple of years to elevate even even that.

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"antony blinken" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

10:04 min | 1 year ago

"antony blinken" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Much. Tony while you get mike. Thank you very much for a terrific opening and let me also use the occasion to say the nisha all of us who have watched your stewardship of the bureau that you're in charge of which has got to be one of the more diverse portfolios in the state department namely central asia and south asia. Extend our thanks. And congratulations to the good work. You've done thank you for being here. Today tony. That was a terrific Overview i hear a little bit of resonance from history that we were saying goodbye to all those years ago. Maybe at least one of the headlines here could be welcome back fleischmann and so. Let's say if we could for a moment on one of the last points that you talked about which of course is on the minds of all of us and that is the role of russia. And maybe you could zero in on kazakhstan in particular. Not least because of course as you said President nassir by his government joined the ukrainians belarussians and getting rid of nuclear weapons. They also have a very significant russian population. Appoint that president putin underscored in a meeting with nazerbayev. Another by took some umbrage from that when president putin questioned weather. 'cause don was even a state i is that still resonating in the region not just in kazakhstan but throughout the region storm. I think it is resonating in the region. And of course what's going on as we discussed moment ago and ukraine is is resonating in the region. What's gone on in georgia and continues to go on in georgia resonates in the region moldova. All these things resonate. But i think what's what's challenging is this i. We believe strongly that. The countries of central asia should have peaceful prosperous beneficial relations with all their neighbors including russia and russia is going to have a critical role to play in central asia. Going forward the trade relationship is very important. Remittances have been quite significant. And of course the downturn in the russian economy poses a real challenge for the many central asians who were there. And we're sending money back home but as we tried to make clear again and again we're not trying to pose some kind zero-sum and indeed even when it comes to for example the russian economic union the customs union. We're not telling countries that they shouldn't join to the contrary it would be totally inconsistent with exactly what we've been telling the russians when it comes to ukraine which is countries should be able to decide for themselves with whom they want to associate and what the basic decisions about their future. So i think the challenge is that we want to encourage positive relations but it is russia's actions themselves that are sending a message to countries in the region and that is causing them to look more and more For for alternatives and different choices i think maximizing those choices maximizing those opportunities as good thing we hope we get to the point where russia changes approach and provides the benefits that come with long and in many ways strong relations especially in the trade area. But right now. I think my sense is that the level is extremely high. And how does that translate into the attitude of the central asian states towards the prospects for a eurasian union as clearly as an alternative to the european union. Well look i think again. We've been very clear. We have not said anyone don't join and indeed. We have kazakhstan and curious kirghistan. that happened. We're working very closely right now with stan on its. Wto membership something that we hope will be realized this year what we do want to see when it comes to that union is that countries uphold their broader international commitments and that it doesn't actually constrict trade advances it and so if the result for example joining such a union is more tariffs or non non-tariff barriers. That's moving in the wrong direction and backwards. But there's nothing fundamentally inconsistent with with doing that and participating in the larger internationals base system and we're encouraging countries to do that. But i think what a number of countries in the richer seeing right now is russia that has mismanages economy going back sometime second the sanctions as a result of his actions in ukraine that have given it a significant setback and then of course oil prices which perhaps more than anything else have undermined those three things taken together. Make the benefits of engagement with russia economically A lot less than they were even a couple of years ago. And i think again that is causing countries to look to diversify their economic relationships. You beta point of connecting american aspirations and concerns about a political pluralism and you also in that context flagged the danger of extremism and terrorism. There's a neighboring region. The clock is where that is particularly phenomenon. That seems to be growing i would i would say in parenthesis not least perhaps because of the russian policy of emphasizing ethnic russian nationalism which doesn't play very well in those parts of the russian federation or for that matter in the former soviet union which are historically not slavic and indeed or at least culturally islamic in much of their legacy. Do you hear And to your colleagues in our posts are diplomatic posts in the region here much concern about the rise of islamic extremism in the caucuses bleeding over into other parts of the former Soviet space yes. That's a that's a real concern. It's something that we hear more and more but it's not only the bleed over. It's the potential in a number of these countries for that kind of extremism to emerge within them in. The question is in the challenges. How do you handle that And here we face one of our very difficult dilemmas that we see in other parts of the world. Because on the one hand we're working in the relative short-term to help countries build their capacity to deal with security challenges including the potential challenging extremism. And there i think we've been working very effectively and the expertise that we bring to. The table is something that is very much sought by our partners on the other hand. As i suggested a while ago none of this in our judgment is sustainable. That is real security and stability are not sustainable. Absent more open an effective governance absent more open and effective institutions and absent a basic respect for human rights and democratic development and so a big part of the conversation with our partners is on the one hand helping them develop security capacity including to deal with extremism but also to make the case consistently and with conviction that ultimately the path to sustainable stability has to go through more effective governance institutions and democracy. Going back to the nineties again back then. There seemed to be some hope for the development of security ties between all of the former republics of the ussr. I'm thinking particularly of partnership for peace. The euro asian partnership counsel my sense and correct me. If i'm wrong is that those are pretty much more abundant at least very quiescent. Can you imagine that there might be a resurgence of interest in that kind of security cooperation. Well i mean. I i i would say that Certain aspects of that are actually alive and well including various aspects of the partnership for peace. And we've seen the engagement of partner countries for example in afghanistan. That's been extremely effective Summer formerly in the partnership others on the outside of the but you look for example at the contributions of a country. Like georgia to what we've done in afghanistan is quite extraordinary on a per capita basis. Truly amazing my own sense is that the big motivating factor right. Now is the potential for greater in economic connectivity an inch connectivity and the potential there is extraordinary.

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"antony blinken" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

06:04 min | 1 year ago

"antony blinken" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Today. I know a lot of focus is on the talks. In switzerland regarding iran's nuclear program secretary kerry and when he sherman and other colleagues who there as we speak and that no one is much watching more closely than the countries of central asia. Iran's historic and cultural ties to the region or deep and longstanding and for countries that are increasingly focused on their connectivity to the rest of the world around stances at the gateway europe as well as maritime route to asia but the region's unique complexities. Don't stop at. Its border with iran from his position at the heart of asia the region looks out to china. And it's growing economic influence. It supports afghanistan's cautiously hopeful transition and it hedges against russia's renewed aggression and it warily guards against the growing poll of extremist ideology among youth china looms large in the region with the sanitation Ambitious plans to advance. Asian connectivity through overland and maritime routes. It's committed tens of billions of dollars to building roads and rails to better connect its factories and markets in asia and europe. And we support these efforts to connect the region but we also urge that they advanced trade in all directions and adhere to international norms. we don't see china's involvement in central asia zero sub terms it's development of infrastructure in central asia can be fully complementary to our own efforts and in particular we see an important role for china in supporting the transition. Afghantistan and advancing its own integration into the broader asia region on the other hand russia's actions on its periphery including its violation of the Integrity and sovereignty of ukraine threaten the very foundation of international order not only in the region not only in europe but beyond around the world as russia and the separatists that had continued to destabilize eastern ukraine. They're doing more than violating the borders of one country. They are threatening the fundamental principles that we all have a stake in defending in europe and indeed around the world. The principle that borders and territorial integrity of democratic state cannot be changed by force that it is the inherent right of citizens in a democracy to make their own decisions about their country's future that linguistic nationalism something. We thought was confined to the of history and not be allowed to be resurrected and that all members of the international community especially its leading members are bound by common rules and should face costs if they don't live up to the solemn commitments that they make and i wanna come back briefly. Something i mentioned a minute ago which is The successor states to the soviet union giving up the nuclear weapons they inherited when the soviet union dissolved as i noted besides kazakhstan belarus in ukraine with a tour of the countries that inherited these weapons and gave them up and in the case of ukraine. It did so in exchange for assurances from three countries that its territorial integrity and sovereignty would be respected those three countries with the united kingdom the united states and russia. What does it say not only to ukraine but two countries around the world when those solemn assurances can be torn up and totally ignored. What does it say at this very moment. When we are seeking to convince iran to forego nuclear weapons in the future when it considers the commitments that they have made in the past and wonders about the enduring nature those commitments into the future. So there's a lot at stake in russia's actions in ukraine that we need to continue to stand up for now they're obviously costs to the pressure that we're exerting on russia protections in ukraine. And we know that these costs reverberate around the region and while the nations of central asia understand the dangers posed by russia. Better than most there are also feeling the impact of russia's economic weakness more than most we understand that zayed and we're committed to leveraging our own economic tools to help centralization diversify their economies and interlinked their markets. We do not ask any country to choose ties with the us to the exclusion of anyone else. We reject the false choices imposed by anyone else. We fully support the aspirations of central asian states to pursue a multi vector foreign and economic policy. We know that the threat of violent extremism is yet another growing danger for the region earlier this year. The united states hosted the countering violent extremism summit to kickstart a global conversation on the most effective ways to disrupt and destroy isis financing. Recruitment efforts and the broader challenge of violent extremism both kazakhstan and kirghistan. Since high level delegations to the summit khazakstan committed to host a regional cv summit for south central asian countries. Summer the summer that we held washington not only consider the challenge of countering extremism as it exists today but also preventing it reaching the large pool of alienated young men and women susceptible to the siren call of extremism by giving them more economic and political opportunities. It's a challenge that requires all of us to take stock to ensure that we're fostering societies in which all citizens feel that they have a stake in this atmosphere of uncertainty. It can be tempting to turn inward to build high walls to close borders but the very geopolitics that gives central asian states cause for anxiety also incentivize them to embrace a new and different kind of future are continued engagement and the long-term security and prosperity of the region depend ultimately on the choices the central asian states make today to try to seize this future and live up to the aspirations of their own.

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"antony blinken" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

06:30 min | 1 year ago

"antony blinken" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Surplus hydro-electricity stan and could stand to afghanistan pakistan where over eighty million people lack access to electricity. It's notable that afghanistan is also embracing the vision of asian connectivity. Some of you may have heard just last week. When president ghani was in washington. He addressed a joint session of congress and extolled the importance of regional energy trade for afghanistan's economic viability. A lot of work is being done on the physical infrastructure to connect these countries but just importance that physical infrastructure are the policies that go with it. The soft infrastructure of laws regulations of agreements between and among governments to facilitate the flow of people of goods and financing. And we're helping in that area to ultimately for central asia to fully reap the benefits of shared prosperity. It has some choices to make between the political and economic practices past that offered limited potential for long term diversify growth and the possibilities in the future the surgeon innovation and energy that comes from building more open societies at home and joining a dynamic just rules based global marketplace. These rules are not designed to assert the authority of one nation over another. They served to protect and benefit us all to give businesses the confidence. They need to invest drawing on skills of young educated populations and building a growing market for entrepreneurial talent. Now i know that destination may seem distant as we gather here today but it promises what nothing else can the opportunity for central asia themselves to enjoy the fruits of their prosperity. Finally a critical aspect of our foreign policy is advancing the democratic values that we share with people all over the world including in central asia. These values are at the very core of our engagement with the region and essential to the lasting stability that we seek across every bilateral relationship. We continue to advocate forcefully for greater respect for human rights a stronger voice for civil society and greater religious freedom. Progress has been halting. But i believe we are better able to address these difficult issues because we are present and engaged with these governments and their civil society. We know the governments that are accountable to their citizens can more effectively sustain their own security defend their own sovereignty and contribute to regional stability upholding freedom of expression. The rule of law and political pluralism give citizens peaceful legal outlets to raise their grievances and diminish the chance that they will be drawn to violent extremism. These same freedoms are also vital to building innovative societies. In the past when we thought about the wealth of the nation and what constituted that wealth we talk about the physical size of the country its abundance of natural resources. The strength of its military Literally the size of its of its population and all of these things of course are still relevant today. But in the twenty first century the true wealth of the nation lies in its human resources and the potential of country to maximize those to let them be free to let them be creative to let them. Innovate those are the countries that we most want to engage with. That's what we're looking for as we seek to forge partnerships. It's something that president obama vice-president biden secretary kerry have all spoken to with great passion wherever they go from awkward. A key to delhi as the president put it. We're far more likely to invest our energy in those countries that want to work with us that invest in their people that embraced the vision society where everyone can contribute men and women. She are sunni muslim christian jew because from europe to asia from africa to the americas nations that have persevered on democratic path have emerged more prosperous more peaceful and more invested in upholding our common security and common humanity so in central asia. We will continue to support civil society and its ability to serve communities and speak up for peaceful change without government interference consistent with the presence. Stand with civil society. Initiative will continue to advocate for free media and more open political systems and herbs. The release of people who are imprisoned for the peaceful exercise of their political views or religious faith will support greater economic transparency and efforts to combat corruption. Strobe knows very well spoken about these issues. For many years in central asia they are arguably even more important as the region seeks our engagement and assistance in its own development and integration in this respect were also focused for example on helping the kirghiz republic nurture and develop its parliamentary democracy. The only one in the region our assistance in our exchange programs emphasize rule of law reforms support open civil society and create new educational opportunities. One of the things proud of is having hosted nearly eighty percent of turkey's parliamentary here in the united states where they discuss the responsibilities public service with american officials and representatives of civil society. Time and again. We have seen the value of building. These lifelong relationships helping to expand the marketplace of ideas and foster greater dicta democratic ethos today. We're supporting these educational exchange programs in english language programs across central asia in kazakhstan. Nearly four hundred thousand children in first grade are starting to learn english. Thanks to an impressive effort. By the nation's minister of education and science is lonzo resolve to introduce trilingual education in the entire school system. Well that minister of education happens to be an alumnus of one of our exchange programs the edmund muskie graduate fellowship program in kurdistan forty members of parliament recently participated in more than thirty town hall meetings across the country. Thanks to the organizational efforts of young man Who himself Drew on his experiences as the legislative fellow in the united states where he observed the two thousand twelve presidential elections building these connections between our people not only nurture shared understanding and values. It strengthens our ability to confront challenges together.

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"antony blinken" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

05:35 min | 1 year ago

"antony blinken" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Episode number one hundred and nineteen antony blinken on central asia and the future of the silk road. Ladies and gentlemen. It's my pleasure to welcome all of you here today. I'm fiona hill the director of the center on the united states and europe. And i'd like to extend a welcome on behalf of the brookings foreign policy program and also the global economy economy and development program. Brookings foreign address by our deputy secretary of state. Tony blinken who going to be launching a new. Us strategy for engagement with central asia. I think most of you are very familiar with tony blinken but nonetheless i would like to lay out some of the contours of is very distinguished career in government. He has been deputy secretary of state for the past several months. But also before that just served as the assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser he's also been the national security advisor to the vice president and so many years was the democratic stuff direct with the us senate foreign relations committee. And that's just the most recent iteration of tunisia career in government because he also served in the national security council during the clinton administration from one thousand nine hundred four two thousand and one in a variety of capacities including a senior director for european affairs and he was also in the state department's in other capacities in the one thousand nine hundred s. He did begin his career. Most people in washington seem to do as a lawyer but we're forgiven him for that and he was also a reporter for the new republic with various stints writing for the new york times and foreign affairs. And that's provides a perfect segue into the formats of today's event because he will also feature discussion with another former deputy secretary of state who began his career in journalism. None other than our brookings president. Strobe talbott stolen tony that korea intersected verse junctions. During the clinton administration they worked together in various capacities. But there's also a very interesting many of you in the audience probably aware of it substantive linked to today's event because on july nineteen ninety-seven. Just down the road. Not here brookings. But just down the road. It's ice or what was then the newly inaugurated central asia and caucasus institute. Seis strobe gave his own addresses. Deputy secretary announcing a us strategy towards central asia which was also at that point linked to the caucus region across the caspian. There's quite a famous address. And many of you in the audience might remember it. It featured the title of farewell to flush in which struggle probably a basically enumerate but let freshman was famous character from one of those derring-do british novels of the game in central asia. But strokes point was that we were getting beyond that great game and looking to a whole new feature for the region at that point. Buck in one thousand nine hundred. Seven mentioned the caucuses in central asian willing together around the caspian sea the idea of energy resources. Which would just being opened up outside development and there's a great deal of question about the future director of all of these states under their relations with russia given the fact that there were only five or six years into other first decade of independence after the collapse of the soviet union now in the intervening eighteen years on. What's happened on the ground in central asia. Not just here in washington. Dc the trajectories of the caucus in central asian states diverged on the steps of central asia. Themselves have also from themselves very different paths individually under the energy resources are still focal point in the region the decades since nine eleven actually more than a decade since nine eleven of course this turned the focus of attention central asia predominantly onto issues related to afghanistan counterterrorism. Obviously that's now shifting with the withdrawal or the partial withdrawal at least of us troops from afghanistan but for a long time emphasis tend to decide truck attention on deepening relations with essentially as in states while russia's relations with central asia continue to loom large. There's also been a lot of changes in the last decade. Plus russia remains an important factor. For historical reasons economic regions reasons the solarge russian diasporas and all of the central asian states but china has become one of the most active players in the region. Not something that pops strobe could have predicted quite so effectively back in one thousand nine hundred seven when things look quite different. Beijing's investments in energy in an infrastructure and as many practices changed trajectory of trade politics in some of the central asian stairs in terms of the interactions so in short central asia. Two thousand fifteen is not the central asia of nine hundred. Ninety seven and deputy secretary blinken has now how it fits into. Us policy and strategy. How things look ahead. And then he and former deputy secretary talbott's we'll talk about how the region has changed and give us some insight into us interests over this period. Well have in the audience as well as many distinguished members of The diplomatic service and colleagues from the state department including those work very close on central asia. Some of our own colleagues. Who's sitting here in the front row. Who has spent many decades working on central asia at the world bank and brookings and another with so many of you here in the audience. We're in for a very good discussion. So thank you very much. Sure everyone for coming on jehovah to deputy secretary blinken and then to the conversation with strobe talbott thank you very much.

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"antony blinken" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"antony blinken" Discussed on KFI AM 640

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"antony blinken" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

02:59 min | 1 year ago

"antony blinken" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"So mostly the appointments of people just sort of wondering that a liberal verbal to the service would be what Donald Trump would have called the deep state their people that were deputy secretaries of state and all that they've all you know, tailed in the field for a decade or two. And so it's a It's a resurgence of normalcy. In that field. The most important of the thing that he led with today was on the A foreign affairs front. Uh, you know, naming these very still there, not names that you know. People in general would know Antony Blinken and all these, but still it's it's returned Tonto, the more traditional kind of represented more than the big question, wars, well know, hopefully not wars. But we'll see this is the first president from the first president. And, you know, he's the first president. I don't know how many years we didn't go to war, right? Yeah, I suppose that's one thing. I mean, he did click. He claimed to be a war president when it came to Cove it if that was any indication of how the hell the next nice to see this vaccine that came up right, So we do have that warp speed work. So he has, he promised. He's bringing the troops out of Afghanistan at a serious well, That's the will. I know he's following along. I know they're really weird, because that's exactly what Obama said He would do Right. Remember he was gonna move the troops out. Hey, said we start to remove troops in Christmas. Always doing it in a peak of fit because he lost the election. I'm gonna do it now. I know there's a quart of him, saying you should never announce when you're going to do it. And how much and then exactly goes into anything because he's trying to do in the last two months. Anything and everything that he can. He certainly seems like he is messing things up before the next group gets it. He really does that surprise any of us that now he is relatable in that all of our human Frailties. I think our manifest in his kind of You know psychological reactions of things. I think we can all relate to that you have you lost something? You're mad at somebody again. You're just getting really petty and pissy about things, and it's like that's sort of what he's like. And I think that's why people can relate to him. Oh, yeah, man. I'm just like that, or I see that the problem is, we should try not to be like that. That's well, that's who he is, and I think he feels as if in the time that he first announced he's running for office, and then what he felt was against him. This the work that was being done by the FBI, the DOJ that he felt that people were out to get him, and then he threw out the entire four years. He's been fighting the fight and fighting the fight because he loves to fight. And he certainly takes on one fight after another. And now he's Stepping out and he's going to pull a couple of fast ones. So Afghanistan he gets out if he did say that he was going to end that war, the longest where you've ever been in, he did say is going to end it by ending and I assume that moving troops out. Yeah, but the weird thing is, is that he ended up even though he ran on saying I'm going to reduce it. He ended up adding to it, he added, like 4000, something early in his presidency because of whatever crisis. And then he's now he's pulling out. He's cutting the troops like about in half from what it is, like 452,500.

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