President Donald Trump and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia talk together during ceremonies, Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Royal Court Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Official White House Photo Shealah Craighead on Flickr)
27 May 2017

Trump Sides With ISIS Supporters In Middle East Sectarian War

Rather than confront the roots of the terrorism, Trump praised its benefactors and took a side in a sectarian war that is ripping apart the Middle East.

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President Trump's First 100 Days. Photo by White House on Flickr.
25 May 2017

Trump Administration’s Dysfunction Fuels Prospect Of Leaks Prosecutions

The frenetic political climate intensified by leaks will likely push the Trump administration to pursue aggressive leaks prosecutions.

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24 May 2017

Around The Empire – Episode 21: Impeach Trump, Get President Pence? Hell No.

Doug Henwood discusses the anti-Trump faction’s endgame, the force applied by the unelected permanent government and the prospect of a President Pence.

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21 May 2017

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Weekly Podcast: Episode 18

On this week’s episode of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss President Donald Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia and how ordinary Syrians view the armed opposition in Syria. They celebrate the release of Chelsea Manning. The hosts also talk about the Comey memo scandal that

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Journalist Rania Khalek discusses her plans for covering the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
30 Apr 2017

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Weekly Podcast: Episode 14

On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast episode, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss UC Berkeley and Ann Coulter, immigrant prosecutions, President Donald Trump’s busy day on April 26, and one of the most recent ominous reports about the Arctic ice melting. With Rania in the Middle East for the

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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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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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09 Apr 2017

An Essential And Critical Conversation On Trump’s Hasty Decision To Attack Syria

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola spend the full episode discussing President Donald Trump’s attack on a Syrian airbase. In the beginning, the reaction of support from media personalities, as well as Democrats and neoconservatives, is highlighted. Further into the show, the hosts break down who the media has referred

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President Donald Trump greets an Airman after joining him and other service members for lunch during a visit at MacDill, AFB, FL, Feb. 6, 2017. (DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen/Released)
06 Apr 2017

Democrats, Neoconservatives Unite In Support Of Strikes In Syria As Trump Launches Attack

Democrats joined neoconservatives, who long pushed for U.S. military forces to topple Assad’s regime, to advocate for bombing Syria after alleged chemical attack.

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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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