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We're Clueless Until We Overreact: America's Foreign Policy History in a Nutshell
Face it, since George Washington, for all the glamor and intrigue the rest of the world may hold, Americans would pretty much like to be left out of it.Over the course of our history, that impulse has been magnified by the fact that often when we do find ourselves forced to be involved, we delay until we tend to overreact.Right now, America's interest in the rest of the world seems to be at a momentary low as we deal with pressing domestic issues.Which raises the question: Where will we overreact next?(See: China, People's Republic of)A lively and thought provoking conversation with Kori Schake of the American Enterprise Institute, David Sanger of the New York Times and host, David Rothkopf.
What Next for the 1/6 Commission...and for the Resurgent COVID Epidemic
On this special super-sized (hour-long) edition of Deep State Radio we review the auspicious launch of the January 6th Commission with former US Attorney Barb McQuade and NYU Law School's Ryan Goodman and then we have a discussionof what can be done about the stunning and disturbing resurgence of COVID acrossthe US with Dr. Kavita Patel.What do the insurrection, the defense of domestic terrorists behind it and the rejection of science, vaccines and masks that have fueled this new wave of the pandemic have in common?Tune in to find out.(Already know?Well, tune in to find out how pissed off it makes us.Plus: New discounts for the vaccinated!)All on Deep State Radio, the first podcast in America with a vaccine mandate!If you're not vaccinated...don't listen!This episode is brought to you by FÜM, the all natural essential oil inhaler. For more information and to receive 10% off your order, visit breathefum.com/DEEPSTATE.
The FBI is still coming up short on dealing with white violent extremists, former undercover special agent Mike German tells Jeff Stein. And Jeanne Meserve delves into a little known DIA medical intelligence unit.
The End of an Era in US Foreign Policy: Is that a Good Thing?
With the decision by the Biden Administration to pull the last troops out of Afghanistan and the last combat troops out of Iraq, it marks the end to two decades of U.S. foreign policy in which the War on Terrorism and instability in the Middle East dominated policymakers attentions.Biden seeks to turn the page to 21st Century priorities like China, competitiveness, fixing what is broken at home and next generation threats like cyber.It seems reasonable not to mention long overdue.David Sanger of the New York Times, Rosa Brooks of Georgetown Law School and Ed Luce of the Financial Times debate whether it is the right move and whether it is being done in the right way.Don't miss this lively and timely discussion.
Is the Vaccinated vs. the Unvaccinated the Next Civil War?
The science shows that GOP-led resistance to the vaccineis fueling a resurgence of COVID in the US.Anger against the unvaccinated is understandably growing as their ignorance and politics are putting the country at risk again.Where will this lead?What will this new wave of COVID look and feel like? What should we do about it?How does our international response figure in?We discuss these essential and urgent issues with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Laurie Garrett, former Obama health care advisor Dr. Kavita Patel and Ryan Goodman of "Just Security."Don't miss this episode.
Families of Spies
A father & daughter have a monster TikTok hit talkIng about his intelligence career. Former CIA analyst Frank Snepp describes the heartbreak of Saigon and the agony of Kabul. And “Spooked” author Barry Meier addresses the NSO-Pegasus surveillance scandal.
Another Lost Decade for Latin America?
It is aparadox of international relations that U.S. neighbors in the Western Hemisphere have two primary complaints about U.S.relations with the region. The first is that the U.S. does not pay enough attention to our neighbors.The second, which is oftenthe first, is that the U.S. pays too much attention to our neighbors.Once again, Latin America is reeling from a crisis, this one fueled by theCOVID pandemic and some really bad leadership in key countries. And in smaller countries like Haiti and Cuba other kinds of unrest isunfolding. What can and should the US do?What about the rest of the hemisphere?And what will the region's number one trading and investment partner,China, do going forward?We discuss with Council on Foreign Relations Latin America expert Shannon O'Neil and Ed Luce of theFinancial Times.Don't miss this episode.
Battling on All Fronts
Former CIA counterintelligence chief James Olson tells Jeff Stein the CIA and FBI need to “resuscitate” double agent ops to penetrate enemy spy services, and Jeanne Meserve talks with former senior U.S. cybercrime official Chris Painter about the rash of ransomware attacks by REvil and other Russia-based malefactors.
"Dying is Easy, Democracy is Hard"
It is said that an old actor on his deathbed once said, "Dying is easy.Comedy is hard."Whether that actually happened or not, the foreign policy equivalent may be "Invading a country is easy.Turning it into a democracy is hard."The US discovers this on the regular...and each time it is as though it had never happened before.We discuss with regard to Afghanistan...and many other instances.And if modern day Americans did not have enough evidence all around us to remind us of how tough it it is to establish and maintain a democracy, we suggest that perhaps you could have asked John Hanson, first president of the United States.Join Kori Schake of the American Enterprise Institute, Rosa Brooks of Georgetown Law School and host, David Rothkopf, for this lively and entertaining discussion.