President-elect Donald Trump is sending clear signals that he will abide by his campaign promises to pursue a tough line in dealing with China, tweaking Obama’s ‘Pivot to Asia’ to make it more about economic competition as opposed to naval standoffs.
Russia and China blocked the latest UN Security Council resolution on Aleppo, which called for the suspension of the Syrian Arab Army’s operation in the city of Aleppo, with both powers arguing that it would only play into the hands of die-hard terrorists.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned after his signature constitutional reform initiative was dramatically defeated, throwing Italy’s political system back into its historic disorder and potentially making it more challenging to handle the looming debt crisis.
Friday: UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson snubbed by UK Government over “proxy war” comments regarding Saudi Arabia; and US Defense Secretary Ash Carter reaffirms the United States’ “commitment” to Afghanistan.
Nation states only appeared in the late 18th century. In this program, Professor John Breuilly from the London School of Economics explains why they formed, and the hierarchy between ex-imperial and ex-colonial states. Professor Breuilly also debunks the 'Myth of Westphalia.'
Donald Trump continues to spank those that have run amok for some time now, with tweets to a union boss and a large multi-national. And what is the Democrats response? Break the law!
Our show starts off this week by addressing the media speculation that Egypt has dispatched fighter jets and other sorts of military support to Syria. After that we discuss French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and how he’s stepping down so that he can run as the Socialist candidate in next year’s presidential election.
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by Juan Jose Gutierrez, the director of the Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition, to discuss Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security.
Electors in Colorado vow to stop Trump from becoming the next US President; Trump announces picks to head of EPA and Commerce.
Thursday: Report by Physicians for Human Rights highlights indiscriminate use of force against protesters in Kashmir; Brazil’s Supreme Court overturns decision to make Renan Calheiros stand down; and how will President-Elect Trump deal with the numerous conflicts of interest surrounding his business empire?
The ICC has been part of the international infrastructure since beginning operation in 2002. Russia, never a full member, has recently indicated that it is formally withdrawing its signature from the founding statute of the ICC. Three full members – Burundi, Gambia and Namibia have stated that they are considering rescinding their memberships.
On today's BradCast, our coverage of what suffices in the U.S. as a Presidential election "recount" continues, in no small part, because someone has to cover what is actually going on there.
Wednesday: A US Central Command report found that US Air Force Officers acted with negligence by attacking Syrian government positions; the number of workers living in poverty in the UK has reached a record high; and calls grow for reversal of Saudi food blockade in Yemen as food crisis set to hit millions of civilians.
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