ISIS

Professor Juan Cole of the University of Michigan and the creator of Informed Comment Blog explains the different factions fighting ISIL in Mosul. How ISIL is using Civilians as human shields. How many ISIL fighters are there in Mosul? The future of ISIL after it loses territory. What is Turkey’s role in Iraq?  What Iraq’s government […]
Cliff Schecter explains the conspiracy fueled state of the Republican Party and why the Benghazi investigations are an act of craven Republican politics. The contrast between the 9/11 investigations and Benghazi. Why are Republicans delusional in their attacks on Hilary Clinton. Why is Donald Trump’s campaign in such bad shape? What drives Republican extremism? Republicans […]
Sam and Michael review the Republican debate and cover all the delusion and fear mongering. Ben Carson’s Goldeneye fantasy(20:00). Donald Trump goes birther Ted Cruz. Jeb Bush wants us “back in the game!” Jeb Bush’s secret strategy and Jeb donors now only giving him money out of loyalty. And Andy Kindler joins us. Why Andy’s […]
Steven A. Cook is on to discuss the Saudi perspective on current turmoil in the region as a “status-quo” power(5:50). Why the Saudis see the Iranians as meddling. The power and hypocrisy of the House of Saud and its support of radical ideologies(9:33). Why the House of Saud and Wahabi radicals are reliant on each […]
Hilary Matfess a research analyst at the National Defense University’s Center for Complex Operations explains the dangers in Nigeria’s new discovery of oil reserves in the Lake Chad area. The “resource curse” and Nigeria’s corruption. Coordinating security efforts against Boko Haram and why oil disputes undermine that effort and the broader effort to reform Nigeria’s […]
HuffPostLive Host and Producer Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani, explains how Republican rhetoric creates a context for American terrorism. The attacks on Planned Parenthood and the lack of accountability for demonizing women’s health providers. Is Turkey backing Isis? The incoherence of the West’s Syria policy and what wold coherence look like. On The Fun Half: Republicans start calling […]
Yousef Munayyer the Executive Director of End the Occupation explains the core dynamics that need to be addressed in order to destroy ISIS. The lessons we need to learn from the Iraq invasion. Why endless Occupation does not work. Addressing the Saudi Iran proxy war. The nature of the Assad regime. How the West and Russia […]
What are the different types of Islamist politics. Saudi and Iranian politics. The distinctions between Sunni and Shia Islamic movements and the flaws in Western foreign policy. On The Fun Half: Sam Harris responds to the Paris attacks and we respond to him, Louie Gohmert says that the ISIS leader has a PHD in Islam […]
How the terrorist attacks in Paris happened. The terror tactics reflect ISIS. The command structure of ISIS and security policy in Europe. Bernie Sanders says he takes a more “conservative” approach to foreign policy than Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton says we are not at war with “radical Islam”. Martin O’Malley calls out Donald Trump. Bernie […]
HuffPost Live and We The People Live host Josh Zepps explains the internal politics of the Pope’s visit. Why the American Right is freaking out over the Pope. Will Donald Trump last? Why all the pundits were wrong about Scott Walker and why Martin Shkreli tells you what you need to know about the Pharma […]