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Aired 9 months ago 23:56
Slouching towards an Iran war
Zack, Jenn, and Alex talk about a scary rise in tensions between the US and Iran in the past week â€” a (possibly inflated) Iranian plot against American troops in the Middle East, and an Iranian announcement of plans to stop abiding by the terms of the nuclear deal. National Security Adviser John Bolton, who has long supported going to war with Iran, appears to be intentionally escalating the situation â€” and itâ€™s not clear how much of an off-ramp there is. On Elsewhere, they discuss dictatorial Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoganâ€™s move to overturn the results of an election he doesnâ€™t like, and what it says about the new model of authoritarianism in places like Turkey and Hungary.References!You can read Boltonâ€™s entire Iran statement here.Alex has an explainer on the standoff.The Daily Beast reports that the Trump administration inflated Iran intelligence. Iran declared that it wouldnâ€™t abide by certain parts of the nuclear deal.Zack has you covered on Trumpâ€™s withdrawal from the Iran deal and what it means.Alex has a long feature on worsening US-Turkey ties that details many of Erdoganâ€™s authoritarian actions.Hereâ€™s the Amnesty International statement on how Turkey jails tons of journalists.CNN has a good piece on the Istanbul mayoral elections and why the results were such a big deal.Itâ€™s worth watching two videos of protesters in Istanbul banging pots and pans.
Aired 1 year ago 48:01
Week In The News: Shutdown Continues, William Barr's Hearing, Brexit Bombs
Blame and pain as the federal shutdown rolls on. "I will not be bullied," says Trumpâ€™s pick for attorney general. Brexit implodes. Anita Kumar, Zack Beauchamp, Richard Engel and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Aired 7 months ago 21:09
How close are we to war with Iran?
Zack and Alex break down the past few weeks of worrying news about Iran. They discuss (what seem to be) Iranian attacks on oil tankers, Iran announcing that it was thinking about breaking the terms of the nuclear deal, and the US sending more troops to the region. Then they discuss what it all means: just how interested certain parts of the Trump administration are in war with Iran, the ways in which Iranâ€™s actions are playing into their hands, and how similar this situation is to the Bush administrationâ€™s march to war with Iraq.Come see our live show on June 24!Alexâ€™s most recent update on the drone attack.Hereâ€™s John Boltonâ€™s original statement on IranAlex has an explainer on the entire US-Iran standoffThe Council on Foreign Relations has a detailed explainer on the Strait of HormuzSee the video and pictures of the oil tanker attacks released by the US militaryBoth Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel say it looks as though Iran is behind the oil tanker attackJapanâ€™s government wonâ€™t say Iran is responsible, even though a Japanese company owned one of the damaged vesselsThis Vox video explains the Iran nuclear deal in three minutesHereâ€™s Alex again on the US sending 1,000 troops to the Middle EastYes, John Bolton has called for regime change in Iran