Tommy and Ben talk about disaster unfolding in Syria, fact check Trump’s claim that he’s ending wars, explain who the Kurds are and why they’re US allies, survey the international reaction to Turkey’s offensive in Syria, and explain why nuclear weapons make everything more complicated. Then they talk through the latest on impeachment and the corruption of US foreign policy, evaluate the détente in the trade war with China, highlight some good news out of Ethiopia, and talk about the latest in the dispute between the NBA and China. They end with a discussion of soccer diplomacy and how Senator Lindsey Graham got prank called. Then Vice News’ Isobel Yeung joins to talk about her reporting on the ground in Syria, Hong Kong, and Xinjiang, China.
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Vice News: “Police Draw Guns For The First Time At Hong Kong Protests”
Vice News: “They Come For Us at Night: Inside China’s Hidden War on Uighurs”
Vice News: “After the Fall”