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9/11/16 Gareth Porter Sept. 12, 2016

Gareth Porter, an award-winning journalist and historian, discusses the US- Russia agreement on a ceasefire in Syria; the Pentagon's bureaucratic opposition to friendly Russia relations; and why there aren't any moderate "good guys" in Syria for the US to support - never mind the interventionists claiming otherwise.


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9/8/16 Todd Gitlin Sept. 9, 2016
Todd Gitlin, a professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University, discusses the very real risks of nuclear war and why nobody's finger - least of all Donald Trump's - should be on the nuclear trigger.
9/8/16 Shashank Bengali Sept. 9, 2016
Shashank Bengali, South Asia correspondent for the LA Times, discusses why the Iranian nuclear agreement reached early this year hasn't created the economic and jobs recovery promised by President Rouhani; and the likely return of anti-American hard
9/8/16 Marjorie Cohn Sept. 9, 2016
Marjorie Cohn, professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, discusses torture "poster child" Abu Zubaydah's 14-year imprisonment at Guantanamo and his extensive torture by the CIA, including 83 instances of waterboarding; and how
9/6/16 Jacob Hornberger Sept. 7, 2016
Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses the terrible presidential choices we have in Trump and Clinton; why we need to keep pushing the libertarian agenda of ending the war on drugs and foreign interventionis
9/4/16 Patrick Cockburn Sept. 5, 2016
Patrick Cockburn, journalist and author of Chaos & Caliphate: Jihadis and the West in the Struggle for the Middle East, discusses the possibility of a peace agreement in Syria or further-escalating war as Turkey enters the fray in an effort to stop a
9/2/16 Gareth Porter Sept. 3, 2016
Gareth Porter, an award-winning journalist and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare, discusses the Obama administration's support for Syrian regime change even though they knew it would become a disastrous sectar
9/2/16 Jason Ditz Sept. 3, 2016
Jason Ditz, news editor at, discusses the deployment of US troops in Iraq, where they are supervising the operationally-challenged Iraqi army as preparations continue for a year end assault on the Islamic State stronghold in Mosul; and the new
9/2/16 Nasser Arrabyee Sept. 3, 2016
Nasser Arrabyee, a Yemeni journalist based in Sanaa, discusses why the war in Yemen is likely to worsen after Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to Saudi Arabia, where he pledged US support for the kingdom and gave the Saudis an implicit pass on
8/26/16 Rick Sterling Aug. 27, 2016
Rick Sterling, an investigative journalist and member of Syria Solidarity Movement, discusses the propaganda campaign to keep Syrian regime change policy on the table long enough for Hillary Clinton to get elected president and get a real war started; and
8/24/16 Bette Dam Aug. 25, 2016
Bette Dam, a Dutch journalist and author of A Man and A Motorcycle: How Hamid Karzai Came to Power, discusses her work on a biography of Taliban leader Mullah Omar; how the US can spend 15 years in Afghanistan without making any progress on a military or
8/24/16 Daniel Davis Aug. 25, 2016
Daniel Davis, a retired Lt. Col. in the US Army, discusses his firsthand account of life in Iraq from Irbil in Kurdistan, where the people want an end to war and sectarian strife; and why the supposedly imminent attack on Mosul could be delayed by refugee
8/24/16 Daniel Lazare Aug. 25, 2016
Daniel Lazare, author of The Frozen Republic: How the Constitution Is Paralyzing Democracy, discusses the US's imposition of a no-fly zone in northern Syria to protect Kurdish allies fighting Syrian government-allied forces; and how this marks a dan
8/24/16 Ray McGovern Aug. 25, 2016
Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst and co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), discusses former CIA deputy director Michael Morrell's suggestion that the US military should engage in state-sponsored terrorism to make Russ
8/24/16 Ramzy Baroud Aug. 25, 2016
Ramzy Baroud, a US-Arab journalist, media consultant, and author, discusses Israel's different excuses over the years for their never-ending blockade on Gaza - which has nothing to do with radical Islam or Hamas.
8/24/16 Andrew Cockburn Aug. 25, 2016
Andrew Cockburn, author of Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins, discusses how the US is aiding and abetting Saudi Arabia's brutal war in Yemen by supplying planes, bombs and missiles in a $60 billion arms sale - the largest in US h
8/24/16 Jonathan Landay Aug. 25, 2016
Reuters journalist Jonathan Landay discusses the US's inability to stop Shi'ite militias from massacring Sunni civilians when Falluja was retaken from the Islamic State in June; and why a future campaign to take Mosul could result in the secta
8/18/16 Kelley B. Vlahos Aug. 19, 2016
Kelley Vlahos, a contributing editor for The American Conservative, discusses the bellicose warmongers sure to be appointed to Hillary Clinton's incoming war cabinet; and the prevailing myth that COIN doctrine and the surges in Iraq and Afghanistan
8/18/2016 Gareth Porter Aug. 19, 2016
Gareth Porter, an award-winning journalist and historian, discusses the agreement between Turkey and Iran to make peace in Syria, and why the Kurds will get the short end of the stick as usual.
8/18/16 Peter Lee Aug. 19, 2016
Peter Lee, editor of China Matters, discusses the possibility of a nuclear arms race in East Asia where Japan, South Korea and Taiwan could easily become nuclear powers and create their own deterrent to Chinese dominance, hastening the end of US hegemony.