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    Durand Line Clashes, China-Indonesia Naval Spat, Kurdish Terrorism in Iran

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    Andrew Korybko
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    The first topic that we tackle this week is why the US is extending its special forces operation in Yemen.

    The next thing that we address is how tens of thousands of Okinawans are protesting against the US military occupation of their island and the rampant lawlessness of American troops. After that, we move over to the colonial-era Durand Line that separates Afghanistan and Pakistan and talk a bit about why the two sides are once more clashing over the border. Coming up after that is an analysis of the incident between Chinese fishermen and the Indonesian Navy, and why the US would be overjoyed if Beijing and Jakarta had a falling out. Lastly, this week’s episode ends by warning about the threat that Kurdish terrorism poses to Iran and raising awareness about the last spree of attacks that have targeted the Islamic Republic.

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    US military, kurds, Afghanistan, Iran, China, Okinawa, Yemen, Pakistan
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