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Podcast: The Bush-Obama Statements on Trump and US Society

I spoke with Monocle 24's The Briefing on Friday about the remarks of former Preisdents George W. Bush and Barack Obama expressing concern over...

Podcast: Can a Grassroots Progressive Movement Reshape US Politics?

Senator Bernie Sanders, a candidate for US President in 2016, is proposing a grassroots progressive movement to reshape US politics and society. Rather than...

Podcasts: Trump Declares All-Out Confrontation with Iran

So what exactly did Donald Trump announce on Friday with respect to the July 2015 nuclear deal with Iran? Many news outlets were diverted by...

Podcast: The US and Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

As the Trump Administration threatens to impose sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guards --- and as the Islamic Republic promises to respond --- I spoke...

Podcast: Tillerson (and Others) v. “Moron” Trump

Amid the furor over Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's alleged remark in July that Donald Trump is a "moron" --- a claim backed up...

Podcast: Trump’s PR Tour of Las Vegas

Donald Trump continued his tour to project Presidential authority on Wednesday, moving to Las Vegas after Tuesday in hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico. I assessed his attempt...

Podcast: The Russia Investigation Closes on Trump

As Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation closes on top advisors of Donald Trump, notably former campaign manager Paul Manafort, and targets the President...

Podcast: Trump’s Immigration Deal with the Democrats

What is Donald Trump up to and why? A lot of Republicans are asking that question after Trump's sudden embrace of the Democratic Congressional leadership,...

Podcast: A Trump Administration Showdown with Iran? (Not Yet.)

Some media in Iran are talking up a "showdown" between Iran and the US in the Persian Gulf on Sunday, with the Islamic Republic's...

Podcast: North Korea Raises the Political Stakes

John Everard, the former British Ambassador to Pyongyang, and I joined Monocle 24's The Globalist on Monday morning to discuss the challenge of North...

Podcast: Trump’s Non-Strategy Afghanistan “Strategy”

Headlines proclaim today that Donald Trump presented an Afghanistan "strategy" on Monday night in his first televised address as US President. Not quite. There might be...

Podcast: Will Iran Leave the Nuclear Deal?

On Tuesday, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani took a harder line on the July 2015 nuclear deal, warning that Tehran may leave the agreement because...