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Foreign Policy Focus

Foreign Policy Focus is a podcast hosted by me, Kyle! It covers current events overseas and how those events affect you at home. While US military operations in the Middle East seem like they are on the other side of the world, they have real impacts on the everyday lives of Americans. Wars are the most costly of all US government actions and politicians use them to strip away rights of Americans. Knowing what your government is doing around the globe will give you insight into what they are doing at home.
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Foreign Policy Focus is a podcast hosted by me, Kyle! It covers current events overseas and how those events affect you at home. While US military operations in the Middle East seem like they are on the other side of the world, they have real impacts on the everyday lives of Americans. Wars are the most costly of all US government actions and politicians use them to strip away rights of Americans. Knowing what your government is doing around the globe will give you insight into what they are doing at home.

Dec 31, 2018

On FPF #291, Will Porter returns to the show do break down Josh Rogin's article in the Washington Post attacking Senator Rand Paul. Will and Kyle explain how Paul's influence over Trump is good. Will debunks the lies Rogin tells about Paul. 

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Josh Rogin

Dec 28, 2018

On FPF #290, I explain that the US Empire is operating as usual even though the mainstream media is focused on the shutdown. The US continues to slow the Korean Peace Process with sanctions. Defense Secretary James Mattis will be out on January 1st and weapon makers exec Patrick Shanahan will take over. I discuss the impact of the announced US troop withdrawal from Syria. 

Dec 26, 2018

On FPF #289, Kevin Doremus joins the show to discuss foreign policy Realism. Kevin is a realist and explains his philosophy. Kevin discuss prominent realists like John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt. We highlight some of the best writers from the realist school. Kevin details how realist foreign policy reacts to today's world.

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Edwin Van De Haar - Independent Institute  

Stephen Walt - The Hell of Good Intentions 

John Mearsheimer - The Great Delusion  

 

Dec 24, 2018

On FPF #288, I focus on the good news. I discuss the reasons for Trump's decision to leave Syria. Trump has ordered the Pentagon to make plans to withdraw 7,000 US troops from Syria. These moves caused Secretary of State Mattis to resign. 

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Tom Woods Show - Scott Horton

Around the Empire - Elijah Magnier  

Scott Horton Show - Mark Perry

Maj Danny Sjursen on leaving Syria

Dec 21, 2018

On FPF #287, Will Porter joins the show to discuss Trump's announcement that the US has defeated ISIS. Trump will also be withdrawing all US troops from Syria. The announcement came as a surprise. Will and Kyle give analysis on the reaction to the withdraw and how it will impact the Syrian War. 

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FPF #115 - The Rise of ISIS 

Dec 19, 2018

On FPF #286, I update the claims of the Russiagate conspiracy. The Mueller probe has continued to indict and get plea agreements. However, no proof has been produced to prove any Russiagate claims. I examine the case of Maria Butina and what crimes she actually committed. 

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Dec 17, 2018

On FPF #285, I discuss Korean troops crossing the DMZ in peace. The Korean peace process continues to progress with Trump dragging his feet.

I explain how in Syria, the US is trying to balance its relationship with the Syrian Kurds and NATO ally Turkey. The US is also facing a growing insurgency. 

I update the movements to bring peace to Yemen. 

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BBC - Tear Gas

Trucking company scams DoD

Dec 14, 2018

On FPF #284, I discuss the arrest of Meng Wanzhou in Canada. Meng is the exec of Chinese communications giant Huawei. The arrest came as Trump was meeting with Chinese President Xi. Trump and Xi agreed to a tariff truce. However, this arrest could harm that progress. 

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Ron Paul Liberty Report - Meng Wanzhou Arrest

Dec 12, 2018

On FPF #283, I discuss the crisis in Yemen. Senator Chris Murphy recently wrote the US is assisting in the creation of hell on Earth in Yemen. The Senate is set to debate a bill that could invoke Congress' Constitutional War Making Powers to end the US support for the Saudi coalition in Yemen. The Houthi and Saudi backed government are meeting in Sweden. Some small progress has been made in the talks. 

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Mark Perry - Sudan's role in Yemen 

Chris Murphy - US creating Hell on Earth in Yemen 

Dec 10, 2018

Scott Horton returns to FPF to discuss the legacy of George HW Bush. After his death, he has received overwhelming praise from establishment journalists. Scott explains how Bush handled the fall of the USSR and breaks down Bush's great failure in Iraq. Scott answers a few questions about Afghanistan.

Scott Horton is the host of the Scott Horton Show and the author of Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan. He is the Editorial Director of Antiwar.com and the Managing Director of The Libertarian Institute.  

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SHS - Barry Lando on Iraq War I

Dec 7, 2018

On FPF #281, Will Porter returns to the show to discuss recent events that target Julian Assange. An article in the Guardian falsely claimed that Assange met with Paul Manafort three times and the US appears to have an indictment of Assange prepared. Will debunks the article's false claims. Kyle and Will explain the importance of Wikileaks and dangers of the persecution on Assange. 

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Will Porter - The Guardian's Latest Assange Smear Backfires

Dec 5, 2018

On FPF #280, I discuss recent CIA leaks that tie Saudi Crown Prince MbS to the Khashoggi murder. The leaks say the CIA assesses with medium to high confidence MbS targeted Khashoggi and probably ordered his death. Another report shows MbS contacted a member of the Khashoggi assassination plot 11 times on the date of the murder. I give my take on Trump's support for MbS and his many failures.  

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Intercepted - Hondarus 

Around the Empire - Khashoggi 

Dec 3, 2018

On FPF #279, I discuss events surrounding the G20 Summit. I break down the importance of Trump's canceling a meeting with Putin and how the incident in the Kerch Strait played a role. Before a G20 meeting with Xi and Trump, the US sailed a destroyer through the Taiwan Strait. MbS received a lot of media attention at the G20 because of the Khashoggi murder. 

I also look at the failure of the Zumwalt Class Destroyers. 

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Kerch Strait analysis

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