Host Chris Hedges talks to journalist and author Stephen Kinzer about efforts by Riyadh and Washington to cripple Iran’s economy, inevitably putting Saudi Arabia, its Gulf allies and Washington on a collision course with the Islamic republic that could end in war. Kinzer is author of Reset: Iran, Turkey and America’s Future and All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror.
Stephen Kinzer joins Free Thoughts Podcast to discuss an age-old question; What is America’s role in the world?
Stephen Kinzer was featured in the first episode of a new NPR show called Throughline, which seeks to explain news through history.
Stephen Kinzer talks in-depth about the latest on the US foreign affairs of the Trump administration, from withdrawing US troops from Syria, to the U.S. recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela, to the U.S. announcing plans to withdraw from a corner stone nuclear non-proliferation treaty.
National Security Adviser John Bolton raised a yellow warning flag about American military intervention. Or, anyway, a yellow legal pad, which he carried into a White House press briefing conspicuously displaying a single provocative notation: “5,000 troops to Colombia.” Should the US invade Venezuela, it would be the latest in a long history of meddling in Latin American countries, including Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Haiti, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Grenada and Uruguay.