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    Why People Online Defend the Uighur Genocide

    Why People Online Defend the Uighur Genocide

    Genocide and disinformation. That’s the topic of today’s heady program. I hope none of you have had the pleasure of debating the Uighur genocide with friends or with, god forbid, with anonymous people on the internet. If you have, you may have noticed a certain … uniformity to the arguments despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary.
    It turns out there may be a reason for that.
    Here to help us untangle it all is Alexander Reid Ross. Ross is a senior fellow at the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right and senior data analyst at the Network Contagion Research Institute. He’s also the co-author of the report we’re talking about here today The Big Business of Uyghur Genocide Denial.
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    • 37 min
    Inside Africa's ISIS Franchises

    Inside Africa's ISIS Franchises

    The Islamic State has fallen out of the headlines, but it’s still a major force around the world. Affiliates flourish across the Middle East and, especially, in Africa. The spread of the group there has some analysts calling it the Next Jihadist Battlefront.
    Here to help us with all this is Ryan O'Farrell. O'Farrell is a Senior Analyst at the Bridgeway Foundation and a researcher focusing on Islamist movements in east and central Africa.
    He’s also a contributing author of the book The Islamic State In Africa: The Emergence, Evolution, and Future of the Next Jihadist Battlefront.
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    A War for the Former Soviet Union

    A War for the Former Soviet Union

    The former Soviet Union is looking a bit restive nowadays - putting it mildly. 
    Russia has more than one hundred thousand troops on Ukraine’s borders - and has invaded Ukraine before - and has been fighting a war there ever since.
    And in the last few days, many Americans have learned there is a country called Kazakhstan, even if they can’t find it on a map. And Russia is playing a role to prop up the authoritarian government there.
    To help us understand what’s going on, we have the perfect guest. William Courtney is the former ambassador to Kazakhstan and is now a senior fellow at the Rand Corporation.
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    ICYMI: Taliban Memories

    ICYMI: Taliban Memories

    The Taliban - we all know them, few of us love them, and it looks like they’re going to rule Afghanistan - again.
    So, what was it like the first time the Islamic militants took over, in 1996?
    Today, we have two journalists who were in Afghanistan in the 90s. Scott Neuman was working for United Press International and wrote from the scene.
    Alan Chin is a photographer who went to Afghanistan to take pictures for The New York Times.
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    ICYMI: Fake Journalists Are the Latest Disinformation Twist

    ICYMI: Fake Journalists Are the Latest Disinformation Twist

    Last week The Daily Beast broke some bizarre news. Several news outlets, including The Washington Examiner, RealClear Markets, and The National Interest, had been running op-eds of journalists that did not exist. AI generated photos attached to profiles and credentials that, once scrutinized, collapsed. It was a massive effort at digital propaganda and questions still remain about its provenance and purpose.
    Here to explain just what is going on is Marc Owen Jones. Jones is an assistant professor in Middle East Studies and Digital Humanities at Hamad bin Khalifa University and an expert in social media disinformation who helped sound the alarm about this campaign.

    Recorded 7/13/20Fake journalists have joined the frayTracking response of the dupe outletsThe difference between misinformation and disinformationMedia literacy in Estonia and FinlandA website that generates people who don’t exist
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    Booze, Bribes, and Prostitutes: How Fat Leonard Seduced the U.S. Navy

    Booze, Bribes, and Prostitutes: How Fat Leonard Seduced the U.S. Navy

    It’s the greatest story you probably don’t know anything about. Or, at least, you have no idea how bad it actually is. The U.S. 7th Fleet is the most powerful Navy in the history of the world. Its area of operations stretches throughout the Pacific. It comprised of up of upwards of 70 ships, 400 aircraft, and around 40,000 sailors and Marines. For about a far too many years it was the plaything of a Malaysian playboy who grifted a fortune off the American taxpayer.
    We’re finally doing it. We’re finally doing a Fat Leonard episode.
    Our guest today is journalist, best selling author, and host of the incredible Fat Leonard Podcast, Tom Wright. The nine part Fat Leonard Podcast is, for my money, the most comprehensive and well researched version of the story we’re going to lay out for you here. If you’re interested at all in what you’re about to hear, you must check it out.
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Very informative and interesting podcast

This is a excellent podcast with a range of security based discussions, which provide a range of points of view.

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Carrying on the great job that 'War College' did

The recent episode on the Middle East was particularly strong.

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Great episode

Thanks for the very professional and helpful episode, 17th of September 2020, regarding the problems at Fort Hood.
Excellent interviewing and contributors.
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