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What the F%#k Just Happened: Our Look Back at 2017
Is it over yet? Can we come out of our basements now? Is the worst year ever over? Well...yes and no. Yes, dear Deep State Radio nerds, you can come out of your basements. It is 2018. But no, the worst may not be over. This week in two special episodes, we look back at the trends and unfinished business of 2017 in order to help us predict the catastrophes, screw-ups and near misses of 2018. Oh, and the good stuff too, if there is any of that. So join Team DSR--Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake and David Sanger--to ring in the new year.
Europe on the Brink
Russia seems poised to further invade Ukraine. The Biden administration continues diplomatic efforts to prevent the worst but will it be enough? What leverage can America use against Russia? How could sanctions impact Americans at home? Is there a way for Putin to walk away while saving face? DSR Host David Rothkopf discusses these and other pressing questions with Max Boot of the Council on Foreign Relations, Kori Schake of the American Enterprise Institute, and Rosa Brooks of Georgetown University. Find out about the current state of Russian aggression and what could happen next in this vital conversation.
COVID at Two: Where Did We Go Wrong?
It has been two years since COVID-19 started hitting the headlines globally. As the new omicron variant is causing surging caseloads across America and around the world, it seems as though the end of this moment is very far away. What mistakes have we made? What should the Biden administration be doing next? How does the pandemic connect to the fight to protect democracy? What does the Supreme Court decision on the vaccine mandate mean for the fight against the virus? To answer these and other pressing questions, DSR Host David Rothkopf spoke with Kavita Patel of the Brookings Institution and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Laurie Garrett. Don't miss this timely conversation.
Machiavellian Narcissistic Psychopaths, Oh My!
Brian Klaas's research on dictators and tyrants around the globe highlighted a vital question; whether corrupt people are drawn to power or if power corrupts. His new book Corruptible Who Gets Power and How It Changes Us explores this subject and underscores the need to reform governmental systems before it is too late. DSR host David Rothkopf discusses the thesis of the book as well as the lessons it has for those working to protect American democracy with Brian in this incisive episode.Don't miss it.