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Mossad’s got a killer new boss and the US is buying China-made drones. Jeff Stein and Jeanne Meserve drill down on both.
The Worst Public Health Crisis in US History May Be About to Get Worse
We may be at another dangerous inflection point in the nearly two year long COVID pandemic.The first Omicron variant cases are appearing in the US.This new mutant version of the virus has many disturbing differences with prior iterations of COVID.President Biden has launched new steps to help contain a resurgence of the disease...but are they enough? Do we have a strategy? How will the anti-science, anti-vax, anti-mask campaign of the GOP impact this?Are new economic, social and political shocks likely to follow? We discuss these critical issues with Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Laurie Garrett and former Obama health policy coordinator Dr. Kavita Patel.Don't miss it.
Master of the Game: A conversation with Martin Indyk
Martin Indyk, distinguished fellowat the Council on Foreign Relations, former Ambassador of the United States to Israel, and former U.S. special envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations has written a new book entitled "Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the Art of Middle East Diplomacy." In the book, Ambassador Indyk examines how Henry Kissinger worked to ameliorate conflict in the Middle East rather than seek to impose peace. An approach which, Ambassador Indyk asserts, proved to be largely successful. David Rothkopf and Ambassador Indyk explore Kissinger's policy decisions, the impact he had on the Middle East, and grapple with his legacy in this can't miss conversation.
Trump's Disastrous Decision to Get Out of the Iran Deal Has Left Us with Only Bad Options
Once upon a time, the Israeli government urged the US to get out of the Iran deal.The American president at the time, Donald Trump, obliged.Now, Israeli officials are calling the decision the worst in the past decade of Iran policy and their intel community is whispering to the US that Iran may be getting very close to the ability to produce nuclear weapons grade uranium.Meanwhile, negotiations with Iran are being resumed in Europe with very low expectations of success.What is the Biden Administration to do?We discuss their options with David Sanger of the New York Times, Rosa Brooks of Georgetown Law Center and Kori Schake of the American Enterprise Institute.Don't miss this timely episode.