Episode

3/13 Steven Cook: Dueling Nationalism Between Turkey & The Netherlands & Mike Hanna: Trump and the U.N.

March 13, 2017

Steven Cook (@StevenACook), the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations joins us on the show today, along with

Michael Flynn’s blatant cooperation with the Turkish government. Turkey’s history as a “Frenemy” to the US. Who is Fethullah Gülen and why did the Turks have Mike Flynn call him “Saddam Hussein?” Erdogan’s upcoming attempt to consolidate the powers of the presidency in a referendum and why he called the Dutch “Nazi remnants” and how clashing with Geert Wilders and the Dutch right-wing nationalists helps both.

Then, Mike Hanna (@mjahanna) of Al Jazeera English joins us to talk about the UN in the age of Trump. The UN initiative against sex crimes. Is Nikki Haley answering to the State Department or the White House. How Trump could use the UN as a front to project his foreign policy in Syria and across the world. The UN’s ability to cope with the political aspects of conflicts. South Africa and Jacob Zuma’s corruption and successor. The unraveling of the African National Congress.

An on the fun half – Bernie says both parties forgot West Virginia, Steve King goes full racist, an update from Ronald Raygun on tumult in the immigrant communities, Brian Stelter goes hard at Sean Hannity, Theresa May laughs in a very alarming fashion, and your calls and IMs.

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