Peshmerga. Photo by Kurdish Struggle on Flickr.
02 May 2017

Around The Empire – Episode 18: Kurdish Fighters In Iraq and Syria Feat. Joe Lawrence

Dan and Joanne interview photographer and film director Joe Lawrence about Kurdish fighters in Iraq and Syria.

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The Joint Security Area in the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Photo by zedirk on Flickr.
28 Apr 2017

Who Benefits From Increased Tensions In North Korea?

President Trump essentially threatened to launch a pre-emptive attack on North Korea if intelligence shows they could hit the U.S. with a nuclear missile.

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Kyle Kulinski (Secular Talk)
25 Apr 2017

Around The Empire – Episode 16: The Blacklisting of Independent Media Feat. Kyle Kulinski

Journalist Kyle Kulinski discusses media concentration and the seemingly coordinated strategy to weaken, undermine, and destroy independent media.

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Photo by Voice of America News: Scott Bobb reports from Aleppo, Syria - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yikVv_YAvE&feature=plcp, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22023821
20 Apr 2017

Around The Empire – Episode 15: Were The Chemical Weapons Attacks In Syria A Slam Dunk? Feat. Brad Hoff

Dan and Joanne interview educator, investigative journalist, and Marine veteran Brad Hoff on the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Civil War.

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Source: President Donald Trump on Instagram. (https://www.instagram.com/p/BSkHHQLAuW7/?hl=en)
18 Apr 2017

Around The Empire – Episode 14: The Future of China In The Age Of Trump Feat. Peter Lee

China expert Peter Lee joins the Around The Empire podcast to discuss how solving the Korean crisis is actually antithetical to the goals of U.S. empire.

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ISTANBUL, TURKEY - 24 MAY 2016 : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (not seen) hold a joint press conference on the second day of the World Humanitarian Summit. OCHA / Berk Özkan. Photo by World Humanitarian Summit on Flickr.
17 Apr 2017

Turkey’s Praise For Trump’s Syria Missile Strikes Latest Round In Double Game

Turkey has long played a double game in Syria, claiming to partner with the United States and oppose extremism, while actively helping Al Qaida and ISIS.

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12 Apr 2017

Around The Empire – Episode 13: CrowdStrike’s Russian Hacking Claims Feat. Jeffrey Carr

Cybersecurity expert Jeffrey Carr discusses Crowdstrike’s controversial claims on successfully identifying Russia as the actor that hacked the DNC.

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President Donald Trump discusses current military operations with Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command Commander, and Gen. Raymond A. "Tony" Thomas, U.S. Special Operations Command Commander at MacDill, AFB, FL, Feb. 6, 2017. (DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen/Released)
05 Apr 2017

Danger Looms As Trump Outsources Military Decisions To Pentagon

President Trump is increasingly giving more and more power for command military decisions to the Pentagon.

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03 Apr 2017

Around The Empire – Episode 12: The Battle For Raqqa And Future Of Syria Feat. Joshua Landis

On this episode of Around The Empire, Syria expert Professor Joshua Landis discusses the battle for Raqqa and the competing forces in Syria’s civil war.

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Syrian refugee center on the Turkish border (3 August 2012). By Voice of America News: Henry Ridgwell on Turkish border, "Refugees Flee Aleppo; Hot, Barren Turkish Camps Await". - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpYAoR5nzBo&feature=plcp, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21077864
31 Mar 2017

Trump Administration Officially Drops Regime Change Objective In Syria

The U.S. will focus only on eliminating ISIS and other terror groups as part of its counter-terrorism program, not regime change.

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