Fault Lines


Episode 39: Diplomatic Ties, Belarusian Lies, and a Coup

Ep. 39

The UAE and Israel normalize relations, Belarusians are in the streets protesting a stolen election, and Mali is rocked by its second coup in less than a decade. Dana, Jamil, Les, and Loren discuss how these situations impact American politics and America’s standing in the world. Will Saudi Arabia be the next to strike a deal with Israel? Can the United States credibly stand up for Democratic activists abroad? How has Africa policy been impacted by the American public’s disinterest? All these questions and more answered in this week’s Fault Lines.

In our under the radar segment, Les highlights insurgent attacks in Mozambique, Dana decries the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, Jamil discusses the possibility of snap back sanctions on Iran, and Loren shares her concerns about the postal service and an asteroid headed towards earth.

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