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Dana Lewis is a veteran World Affairs Correspondent. He's been everywhere. From war zones to the streets of London where he is based. And he loves talking to people about whats behind the headlines. Award winning. "A real in the trenches reporter". Great interviewing skills and easy to listen to.

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Dana Lewis is a veteran World Affairs Correspondent. He's been everywhere. From war zones to the streets of London where he is based. And he loves talking to people about whats behind the headlines. Award winning. "A real in the trenches reporter". Great interviewing skills and easy to listen to.

    Frozen Russian Funds For Ukraine/Iran And "The Butcher Of Tehran"

    Frozen Russian Funds For Ukraine/Iran And "The Butcher Of Tehran"

    Send us a Text Message.On Back Story Russia's 300 billion in frozen funds may be about to thaw and fund Ukraine's defence, whether Russia likes it or not. The EU's bold maneuver to repurpose frozen Russian assets for Ukraine with guest Bill Browder.Then, we pivot to a nation seemingly in mourning and turmoil—Iran—where the sudden demise of President Raisi in a helicopter crash has opened a Pandora's box of political outcomes. Support the Show.

    • 37 min
    Pro Palestinian Protests at American Universities, And Arms to Ukraine

    Pro Palestinian Protests at American Universities, And Arms to Ukraine

    Send us a Text Message. On Back Story Journalists Reena Ninan and Dana Lewis, scrutinize the fabric of free speech and human rights, in the wake of police raids on University Campus' in America. Controversial debates on global arms supply take center stage when Omar Shakir of Human Rights Watch joins us, and his calls for justice against war crimes carried out by Israel and Hamas. And a new aid package for Ukraine to fight off Russia - will it make a difference?(R...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Behind the Moscow Mayhem Understanding Russian Tactics and Ideological Battles

    Behind the Moscow Mayhem Understanding Russian Tactics and Ideological Battles

    Send us a Text Message.Discover the twists in the narrative as we unveil the chilling ISIS-K attack in Moscow and the subsequent political maneuvering of the Putin regime. Dana Lewis on the Kremlin's finger-pointing at Western nations and the manipulation of public perception. We expose the Kremlin's tactics, including the use of torture by Russian security services, and reveal the true culprits behind the mayhem. The discussion also spotlights the initial ISIS-K responsibility claims, ...

    • 42 min
    Frontline Perspectives From Israeli Soldiers - Exploring the Complexities of Israeli Urban Warfare and the Path to Peace

    Frontline Perspectives From Israeli Soldiers - Exploring the Complexities of Israeli Urban Warfare and the Path to Peace

    Send us a Text Message.On Back Story this week, the realities of urban and tunnel warfare through the eyes of Israeli soldiers battling Hamas in Gaza. Backstory takes you to the frontline with me, Dana Lewis, as we navigate the harrowing complexities of a conflict that blurs the lines between military strategy and civilian safety. Our guests, including IDF reservists Kerin Sokolov and Matan Yaffe, alongside David Sherez from TIKUN 2024, share the moral quandaries faced by those in unifor...

    • 55 min
    Navalny's Death And Russia In Ukraine

    Navalny's Death And Russia In Ukraine

    Send us a Text Message.Could the untimely demise of Alexei Navalny herald a darker turn in the Ukraine conflict? On Back Story this week, Dana Lewis, examines the disturbing allegations of President Putin's involvement in the death of the Russian opposition figure. Mikhail Kasyanov, former Prime Minister, joins me to offer an insider's perspective on the Kremlin's opaque refusal to release Navalny's body We dissect the chilling repercussions that Navalny's passing may have, not ju...

    • 37 min
    Tales from the Tunnels of Gaza, and Echoes from Russia's Opposition

    Tales from the Tunnels of Gaza, and Echoes from Russia's Opposition

    Send us a Text Message.This week on Backstory with Dana Lewis former Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov now in exile, discusses if a new Kremlin challenger has a chance in upcoming elections. Tal Heinrich, spokesperson for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, takes discusses the complexities of the Gaza crisis from the eyes of those entrenched in the struggle. Heinrich reveals the intricate challenges facing the IDF, from hostage rescue operations to the pursuit of lasting ...

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