September 18, 2019
American and Saudi investigators are pouring through the wreckage from the strikes against the oil facilities this weekend, looking for clues to determine the trajectory of the attack. Also, results from Israel's elections on Tuesday are still coming in and it's looking like a disappointing result for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. And, President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Paris climate agreement two years ago. What difference has that actually made?
September 17, 2019
Israeli voters headed to the polls on Tuesday. The vote was a do-over and a referendum of sorts on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who failed to create a governing coalition after the last election earlier this year. Plus, how did Qatar, the tiny Persian Gulf country, become the backdrop for the historic negotiations between the US and the Taliban? Finally, a monumental, superhuman task was accomplished: American swimmer Sarah Thomas became the first person ever to swim the length of the English Channel four times in a row.
September 16, 2019
We dig into the complicated US-Saudi relationship. Beyond oil, where does the US strategic interest lay in aligning with the Saudis? Plus, Arab Israelis comprise about 20% of the electorate in Israel, but they don't have a proportionate number of seats in the Israeli Knesset. That could change in the country's election on Tuesday. And in a village in Sicily, houses are selling for 1 euro each.
September 16, 2019
Time Magazine called Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster a “pre-eminent warrior-thinker.” President Donald Trump called him a pain. So when McMaster left the White House to be replaced by the hawkish Ambassador John Bolton, foreign policy experts saw the writing on the wall. The Iran nuclear deal was next on the chopping block. On this bonus episode from The World's partners at the podcast, Things That Go Boom, host Laicie Heeley tracks how advisers clashed right up to the moment Trump yanked the United States out of the deal. Others seemed intent on pressuring Iran to a breaking point. Was Trump right to walk away? Or was there something else — something more political — motivating the president’s decision?
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September 6, 2019
As rescue efforts in the Bahamas continue, some are using social media and crowdsourcing to help locate missing people and those who need to be evacuated. Robert Mugabe, who led Zimbabwe for 37 years, is dead at 95. We look at his troubled legacy, from liberator of a nation to tyrant. And we hear from the British folk group, The Young'uns, who sing about Brexit and patriotism.