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Background Briefing goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard elsewhere in American media. Background Briefing features international and national news, expert guests, policymakers, and critics offering analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural, and social issues.
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Background Briefing with Ian Masters Ian Masters

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Background Briefing goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard elsewhere in American media. Background Briefing features international and national news, expert guests, policymakers, and critics offering analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural, and social issues.
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    May 22, 2022 - Robert Baer | Helen Thompson

    May 22, 2022 - Robert Baer | Helen Thompson

    How U.S. Intelligence Missed Putin and the Takeover of Russia by the Security Services | Oil continues to rise as MBS and MBZ collude with Putin to turn American voters against Biden to bring back Donald Trump
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    May 19, 2022 - Jonathan Martin & Alexander Burns | John Nichols

    May 19, 2022 - Jonathan Martin & Alexander Burns | John Nichols

    The Authors Who Revealed Tapes of Top Republicans Speaking as Patriots in Private But Traitors in Public | The Supreme Court OK's Bribing Senators and The Israel Lobby Goes After Minority Congresswomen They Deem as Too Progressive
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    May 18, 2022 - Charles Kupchan | Dr. Terry Madonna | Lloyd Green

    May 18, 2022 - Charles Kupchan | Dr. Terry Madonna | Lloyd Green

    The Need to Focus on Ending the War in Ukraine Over a Push For Victory | The Results of Yesterday's Primaries in Pennsylvania | The Competition to be the Furthest Out on the MAGA Fringe of Trump's GOP
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    May 17, 2022 - Thomas Mockaitis | Kenneth Dekleva | Jamie Martin

    May 17, 2022 - Thomas Mockaitis | Kenneth Dekleva | Jamie Martin

    The Need For Media Outlets Like Fox News and the Murdoch Family to Take Responsibility For What They Air | A Former State Dept. Profiler of the Mental And Physical Health of World Leaders on Putin's Health | Is Raising Interest Rates the Best and Only Tool to Fight Inflation?
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    May 16, 2022 - Jason Stanley | Molly White | Anders Åslund

    May 16, 2022 - Jason Stanley | Molly White | Anders Åslund

    Texas's Social Media Censorship Law and Elon Musk Owning Twitter Will Allow More Racist Hate Speech Like the "Great Replacement" Theory | Last Week's Crash of Cryptocurrency That Wiped Out a Lot of Users' Life Savings | Sweden's Entry Into NATO Along With Finland's
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    May 14, 2022 - Karen Greenberg | David Phillips & Madeleine Joelson | Ian Morris

    May 14, 2022 - Karen Greenberg | David Phillips & Madeleine Joelson | Ian Morris

    Top Republicans Are Patriots in Private But Traitors in Public | An Axis of Autocrats While Orban, Ergogan and Senator Rand Paul Act as Pro-Putin Spoilers | How Central Asia Could be the Key to Driving a Wedge Between Russia and China
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
486 Ratings

486 Ratings

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