Aired 5 months ago 3:36
Trump Undercuts Bolton on North Korea's Missiles
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Aired 6 months ago 49:48
John Bolton's Push For 'Aggressive Use' Of U.S. Power
'New Yorker' staff writer Dexter Filkins says President Trump's current National Security Adviser John Bolton has been hawkish his whole life. His aggressive world view often contrasts with Trump's isolationist tendencies. After President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, Bolton said "Homo sapiens are hardwired for violent conflict." Filkins' new article is 'John Bolton On The War Path.' Also, TV critic David Bianculli reviews 'Dead To Me,' a new black comedy series on Netflix starring Linda Cardellini and Christina Applegate.
Aired 5 months ago 23:34
John Boltons One-Man Show
If the U.S. stumbles into a war with Iran, itâ€™ll be largely one of John Boltonâ€™s making. The national security adviser appears to be running the foreign policy show at the White House and has a taste for regime change in several countries, including Iran. Whoâ€™s the surprising person inside the administration reining him in? And can the U.S. recover from four years of antagonizing our allies and expanding our enemies list?Guest: Dexter Filkins, staff writer at the New YorkerPodcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, and Ethan Brooks
Aired 4 months ago 21:50
Dexter Filkins on the Dangerous Escalations between the U.S. and Iran
After a U.S. drone was allegedly shot down by Iran last week, relations between Tehran and Washington are again approaching a low point; on Thursday, President Trump ordered and then called off an air strike. The situation has been deteriorating since the beginning of the Trump era, with the Administration actively supporting Saudi Arabia as a regional competitor to Iran, and the President withdrawing the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The New Yorker staff writer Dexter Filkins says that Iranâ€™s initial strategy was to wait the Trump Presidency out. That calculus has changed as more hawkish advisors, like Mike Pompeo and John Bolton, who are intent on imposing harsh sanctions on Iran, have joined the Administration. The result has been a series of tit-for-tat exchanges between the two countries, which could ultimately lead to a larger conflict. â€œIf things got out of control in that region, that would be, Iraq, to Iran, to Afghanistan,â€ Filkins said. â€œI can't imagine where that would end, or how it would end."Â Kelefa Sanneh shares three music picks with David Remnick: artists who deliver all the emotional joys of pop music, but arenâ€™t extremely popular.