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    Shoigu's Israeli Sojourn, Poland's Pro-Turkey Pivot, Kurz Takes Vienna

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    Our program begins by talking about the governing PSUV’s electoral victory in Venezuela last weekend.

    Then we explain why a South Yemeni separatist leader wants to hold an independence referendum in the near future. Once that's done, the show takes a look at how conservative millennial and current Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz became his country's next chancellor. Afterwards, we describe what's behind Poland's seemingly inexplicable pro-Turkish pivot. And finally, our top story of the week is Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu's first-ever visit to Israel and how this figures into Moscow's Mideast balancing act.

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    geopolitical pivot, independence referendum, Sebastian Kurz, Sergei Shoigu, Israel, Poland, Turkey, Yemen, Austria
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