Saudi Arabia continues to push its regional offensive against Iran. The Saudis have denounced Iran at an extraordinary Arab League summit held in Cairo yesterday, and the region awaits the imminent return of Saad Hariri to Lebanon, where he is expected to explain the mysterious events surrounding his resignation.
New accusations have hit Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr. over communications pertaining to Russia, are more indictments on the way? Plus, Sputnik has once again been the target of fake news, with the Daily Beast and several other outlets falsely claiming that we have registered as a foreign agent. Dan Kovalik, a human rights and labor lawyer who is the author of "The Plot to Scapegoat Russia", Jim Kavanagh, editor of ThePolemicist.net, and Dr. Robert Epstein, Senior Research Psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, join the show.
Coalition talks in Germany have collapsed, with the Free Democratic Party withdrawing from negotiations led by Chancellor Angela Merkel. As political uncertainty deepens, will the country have to call another election? Reiner Braun, chair of the International Peace Bureau, discusses these developments.
On the heels of a controversy over a NATO war game where the enemy units were designated "Ataturk" and Erdogan, a top advisor to the Turkish president has called into question Turkey's membership in NATO altogether. Ceyda Karan, a Columnist at Cumhuriyet Daily, and Alexander Mercouris, the Editor in Chief of The Duran, join the show.
The Trump administration has officially designated North Korea to be a state sponsor of terror, ratcheting up tensions days after the head of U.S. Strategic Command openly discussed the possibility of the military refusing illegal orders to launch a nuclear strike. Kevin Kamps, the radioactive waste watchdog at Beyond Nuclear, discusses the issue with Brian and John.
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