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CrossTalk on Syria and North Korea: War without a goal?
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Published on Apr 20, 2018
U.S. president Donald Trump says he wants American troops to leave Syria. The foreign policy blob surrounding him says differently. So, what are exactly Washington’s goals in Syria? Partition? War for war sake? Or a means to sticking it to Iran and Russia? All are poorly thought out options.
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CrossTalk Bullhorns: The Possessed (Extended Version)
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Published on Apr 23, 2018
Are the mainstream media playing out roles found in the great Russian novel ‘The Possessed’? Voicing dissent against media orthodoxies has never been more dangerous. And is peace breaking out on the Korean peninsula?

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CrossTalk: Korean Peace Blitz?
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Published on Apr 25, 2018
After 68 years the two Koreas are on the verge of signing a peace treaty. A Donald Trump – Kim Jong-un summit is in the works. Is peace coming to the Korean peninsula? Well, it is possible. The foreign policy blob and the corporatist media are less enthusiastic. After all, conflict is their business model.

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CrossTalk: Trumpian Doublespeak?
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Published on Apr 27, 2018
Trump’s foreign policy could be described as doublespeak. The president doesn’t have a defined policy approach – even goals are difficult to discern. Is this what the ‘Art of the Deal’ means? Is Trump’s foreign policy making America great again, and the world safer?

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CrossTalk Bullhorns: Kim winning? (Extended version)
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Published on Apr 30, 2018
We live in surreal times. A short time ago even imagining a negotiated end to the tensions on the Korean peninsula was a flight into fantasy. But here we are. Is this becoming a foreign policy victory for Trump?

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CrossTalk: War and remembrance (Extended version)
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Published on May 9, 2018
War and Remembrance – today marks the 73rd anniversary of victory in Europe over fascism. This is one of the most important dates on the Russian calendar. That can’t be said of the Europeans and Americans. We discuss how that conflict continues to impact Russia’s view of the world to this day.

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CrossTalk on Iran: Broken Deal
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Published on May 11, 2018
Donald Trump claims he is the master of the deal. But when it comes to Iran it is the art of no deal. The reasons the American president withdrew from the nuclear deal ranged from lies and disinformation to outright political propaganda. Trump claims he has made America safer. A dubious claim. Closer to the truth is probably an attempted forced regime change in Iran. CrossTalking with Mohammad Marandi, Adel Darwish, and Roozbeh Aliabadi.
 

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CrossTalk Bullhorns: Resistance (Extended version)
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Published on May 14, 2018
Have you ever known a hero? Well, you will meet one here. Also, what is the future of the Trans-Atlantic alliance in the era of Trump? And, the pre-history of the next war in the Middle East.

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CrossTalk on Middle East: Stumbling into War
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Published on May 16, 2018
Is the Middle East stumbling towards a region-wide war? It sure looks like it. Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal has set into play a cascade of events difficult to manage and control. Does anyone gain from this impending cataclysm?

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CrossTalk on North Korea: Summit or no summit?
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Published on May 18, 2018
Summit or no summit - that is the question. North Korea’s threat of a no-show in Singapore on June 12 is a reminder to Washington that North Korea will not merely cave to American demands – or should I say John Bolton’s demands. If there is going to be an agreement, it will take time and patience. Do the Americans and the North Koreans have enough of either?

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CrossTalk Bullhorns: Always Defiant (Extended Version)
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Published on May 20, 2018
The transatlantic alliance system has weathered a number of storms during its 70-year history. We are told this is because of sustained American leadership. But can this same alliance system survive the storm named Trump?

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CrossTalk: Anti-Trump Crusade
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Published on May 23, 2018
We have all gotten used to it – the media hate Trump and the president returns the favor in kind. How has this mutually charged hatefest changed media and journalism? Does the liberal corporate media report the news anymore? Is journalism today a fake profession in the service of partisanship?

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CrossTalk Bullhorns: Flip-flopping (Extended version)
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Published on May 28, 2018
At the moment it is anyone’s guess where the Korean negotiations stand. Again Donald Trump is the wild card. Also, is the US isolating itself on the world stage?

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CrossTalk on Italy: Europe's Populist Wave
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Published on Jun 1, 2018
Italy’s recent elections again demonstrate the EU’s neoliberal agenda is under continued pressure, even under threat. Where is this grand historic project going? How should we understand the Italian election results, the German elections, and Brexit in totality? Is the current leadership of the EU capable of governing effectively and in line with the wishes the people it claims to represent?
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CrossTalk Bullhorns: To the summit (Extended version)
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Published on Jun 4, 2018
To the summit! Can Trump and Kim Jong-un start a meaningful peace process? As well as what Italy’s democratic process means for the EU. And much more on this edition of CrossTalk.

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CrossTalk: Trading trade punches
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Published on Jun 6, 2018
Faced with frustration and dismay from America’s allies, even members of the GOP, Donald Trump is sticking to his campaign promise to recast Washington’s trade relations with the world. The reaction has been loud and swift. Are we on the verge of a global trade war?

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CrossTalk: Transatlantic Crisis?
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Published on Jun 8, 2018
The Transatlantic relationship has had many ups and downs since its inception after the Second World War. It is said the relationship has weathered these moments of tensions and differences due to American leadership. Now enter Donald Trump. Can the transatlantic relationship survive the current occupant in the White House?
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CrossTalk: Trump-Kim Tango
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Published on Jun 13, 2018
The Trump-Kim summit in Singapore was certainly rich when it comes to optics. What about the substance? Both leaders are clearly looking for a win. A process has started, there are plenty of obstacles ahead, and no shortage of people whose worst nightmare might come true – peace coming to the Korean peninsula.
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CrossTalk: End of Old Order
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Published on Jun 15, 2018
It has been rather trendy over the past few years to talk about the New World Order. Fair enough. But what we are witnessing is the end of the Old World Order. The recent G7 confab in Canada and Trump’s decision to engage North Korea are just two examples. Pax Americana is undergoing a significant transformation. And the Old Order is fighting back tooth and nail. CrossTalking with John Merrill, Michael Patrick Flanagan, and George Szamuely.
 

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CrossTalk Bullhorns: Implosion? (Extended Version)
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Published on Jun 18, 2018
The Trump juggernaut continues on all fronts. Is he remaking the western world or merely isolating the U.S.? Also, is North Korea coming out of the cold? And much more on this edition of CrossTalk.

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CrossTalk: Destruction of Yemen
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Published on Jun 20, 2018
After three years of conflict, it has been estimated that out of population of 27.4 million, 22.2 million people in Yemen are in need of humanitarian assistance, 4.5 million children and women are suffering malnutrition, while 2.9 million people are internally displaced. This is a humanitarian catastrophe by any measure. Why are the U.S. and the UK so committed to the Saudi-UAE war on Yemen?

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CrossTalk: Melting Pot Melting Down
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Published on Jun 22, 2018
All across the western world the so-called melting pot is melting down. Immigration – legal and illegal – is probably the most contentious and divisive issue energizing voters. In Italy, for example, the right and left have united on the issue. In Germany, the government may collapse. And Trump has made this his signature cause. Can the status quo be sustained?

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CrossTalk Bullhorns: Demonization (Extended Version)
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Published on Jun 25, 2018
It has become quite fashionable on the political left to call anyone you don’t like a Nazi or Hitler. Why has it come to this? Why all the demonization? After all words have meaning. And much more on this edition of CrossTalk.

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CrossTalk on Russiagate: Poisonous Tree
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Published on Jun 27, 2018
The fruit of the poisonous tree – this is what critics are calling the ongoing investigation of alleged Trump world collusion with Russia during the 2016 election. In the meantime, the upper echelons of the FBI have been decimated over proven misconduct. Has Russiagate morphed into FBI-gate?

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CrossTalk: Vigilante Politics
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Published on Jun 29, 2018
Remember when the political left stood up for free speech and equality for all in public life? Remember when the mainstream media called for the same? The tone and tenor of political discourse appears to be at a turning point. If you don’t agree with the left you face insults, harassment and even violence. Is a new civil war on?

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CrossTalk Bullhorns: Destabilizer (Extended Version)
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Published on Jul 2, 2018
The great destabilization. With NATO meeting only days away, Trump again presses allies to pay their way. An open seat on the US Supreme Court sharpens the political divide. And, are the Democrats going socialist?

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CrossTalk on Trump and Europe: Estranged allies
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Published on Jul 4, 2018
Donald Trump will soon visit Europe. He has a busy agenda and it is unclear what kind of reception he will get. Topping his itinerary will be trade relations, NATO, and Russia. Never before has an American president been expected with such apprehension. The Trump juggernaut continues.

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CrossTalk on the Democrats: No party for white men
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Published on Jul 6, 2018
The Democratic Party is in big trouble. The party has not come to terms with the outcome of the 2016 election. They have a leadership out of touch with its base. Millennials are fleeing. Is their slogan now ‘no party for white men?’

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CrossTalk Bullhorns: Pre-summit (Extended Version)
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Published on Jul 9, 2018
In rapid succession Donald Trump will attend a meeting of NATO leaders, then meet with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. What can we expect from the Donald? And much more on this edition of CrossTalk.

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CrossTalk: A Trumpian kind of view
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Published on Jul 11, 2018
It is understatement to say Donald Trump is an unconventional and unorthodox political figure. His critics do have a point when they say Trump appears to be harsher with allies than with real and imagined enemies. Then there is the Middle East and Iran. Why is Trump obsessed with Tehran?

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CrossTalk: The Trump And Putin Show
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Published on Jul 13, 2018
Like a bull in a china shop Donald Trump’s style and negotiations skills were on full display at this year’s annual NATO gathering. He was not shy about how he feels about the alliance. Now the Trump-Putin summit is front and center. Will it be a mere photo op or something more?

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CrossTalk Bullhorns: Highly Likely (Extended version)
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Published on Jul 16, 2018
If you are a political news junkie, then you are probably experiencing a serious overdose. Consider the recent NATO meeting, Trump’s visit to the UK, so-called ‘Russiagate’ heats up and the Trump-Putin summit. We discuss it all here on CrossTalk.

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CrossTalk: Apocalyptic Reaction
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Published on Jul 18, 2018
The very idea of a Trump-Putin summit was controversial from the start. They met in Helsinki and essentially agreed the U.S. and Russia should at least engage in dialogue. Much of the media and the foreign policy swamp reacted with an apocalyptic meltdown. Has the establishment lost its mind?

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CrossTalk on Russophobia: Denying Detente
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Published on Jul 20, 2018
U.S. president Donald Trump has repeatedly said he wants better relations with Russia. He did finally have his long sought summit with Vladimir Putin. Both presidents called it a success. The American political class and corporate media call the Helsinki summit a failure and Trump even worse. Are the United States and Russia destined to be enemies forever?

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CrossTalk Bullhorns: Summit Sequel (Extended version)
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Published on Jul 23, 2018
Some call Donald Trump a traitor and the Helsinki summit treasonous. As the media continue their meltdown, a second summit is in the works – to be held in Washington. What was accomplished in Helsinki and what is the point of a sequel summit?

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CrossTalk: #MariaButina
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Published on Jul 25, 2018
Can you think of a more intriguing storyline – one that includes an attractive Russian woman, money, guns, politics, power and, yes, spying?! Unfortunately for Maria Butina, this is not a storyline, but her life at the moment. Is she the most recent casualty of the West’s phobia of all things related to Russia?

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CrossTalk: Socialist Dystopia?
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Published on Jul 27, 2018
Is democratic socialism the future of the Democratic Party – the future of America? Is moving to the left a winning strategy to take on Donald Trump’s vision of conservative populism? One thing is undeniable – mainstream politics in both political parties are under pressure to evolve and become more accountable.

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CrossTalk Bullhorns: Turnabout (Extended version)
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Published on Jul 30, 2018
Trump’s invitation to Putin to visit the White House is postponed. Putin turns around inviting Trump to Moscow. Does Trump have a grand plan regarding Russia or is he merely keeping a campaign promise? This and much more on this edition of CrossTalk.

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CrossTalk: Trump 'Unexceptional'
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Published on Aug 1, 2018
On this edition of CrossTalk we consider only one question: Is Donald Trump’s “America First” policy in contradiction to the Washington Consensus idea of American Exceptionalism? The answer to this question will likely define Trump’s presidency and change the world in the process.

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CrossTalk: Trump Derangement Syndrome
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Published on Aug 3, 2018
Do the corporate mainstream media fuel America’s cultural wars? Do they magnify political differences? It would seem so. How else could it be as the only topic that is discussed and argued over is Donald Trump? Are journalists infected with Trump Derangement Syndrome?