161 episodes

Fault Lines examines national security and foreign policy issues with expert perspectives from across the political spectrum. This motley crew will examine national security and foreign policy issues with perspectives from across the political spectrum, finding points of agreement and – often –disagreement along the way.
Our regular cast of foreign policy experts includes Jamil Jaffer, Sarah Stewart, Carmen Medina, and Lester Munson.
Tune in to learn more about the issues dominating headlines and the news stories you may have missed.


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Fault Lines examines national security and foreign policy issues with expert perspectives from across the political spectrum. This motley crew will examine national security and foreign policy issues with perspectives from across the political spectrum, finding points of agreement and – often –disagreement along the way.
Our regular cast of foreign policy experts includes Jamil Jaffer, Sarah Stewart, Carmen Medina, and Lester Munson.
Tune in to learn more about the issues dominating headlines and the news stories you may have missed.


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    Episode 157: The EU, Russian Oil, and Rising Prices: The Biden Dilemma

    Episode 157: The EU, Russian Oil, and Rising Prices: The Biden Dilemma

    Today, Les, Jess, and Jamil discuss the European Union, the United States, and the G7 negotiations surrounding modifications to the EU sanctions on Russian oil set to go in place early this month. The sanction modifications would set a price cap to limit the revenue Russia can make from its oil exports while also averting a global oil shortage.
    How can the EU, U.S., and G7 put economic pressure on Russia without causing a global oil supply shock? Will the creation of a price cap be effective? How should the Biden Administration strike a balance between cost-of-living increases and economic and military efforts in the ongoing war in Ukraine?
    Hear our experts debate these issues and more in our latest episode of Fault Lines!
    Want to learn more about this topic? Check out these articles that our experts used to frame our discussion:
    https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2022/12/01/russian-oil-sanctions-are-about-to-kick-in-and-they-could-disrupt-markets-in-a-big-way.html 
     
    https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-business-moscow-europe-european-union-825506b6a349cce7e5971c0ac550aeaa 
     
    Follow our experts on Twitter:
    @jamil_n_jaffer
    @NotTVJessJones
    @lestermunson
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    • 9 min
    Episode 156: UN - Cuba Embargo

    Episode 156: UN - Cuba Embargo

    Today, Les, Jess, and Jamil discuss the recent UN vote to condemn the U.S. embargo of Cuba for the 30th year in a row – only the U.S. and Israel voted against the resolution. There has been much debate about lifting of the embargo, which has arguably caused much hardship on the Cuban population – with anti-government protests sweeping the region over food and medicine shortages and the government’s response to the resurgent COVID-19 pandemic. 
    Should the U.S. lift the embargo against Cuba or ease tensions with Cuba to widen access to technology, medicine, affordable food, and other goods? Should the U.S. continue its embargo against Cuba on human rights grounds? Does Cuba still pose a threat, or has the 50-year policy reached its expiration date? 
    Hear our experts debate these issues and more in our latest episode of Fault Lines!
    Want to learn more about this topic? Check out these articles that our experts used to frame our discussion:
    https://www.axios.com/2022/11/03/un-condemns-cuba-embargo 
     
    https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-business-cuba-israel-europe-bf38ea2b62324cbd9ed3ce10905883d8 
     
    Follow our experts on Twitter:
    @jamil_n_jaffer
    @NotTVJessJones
    @lestermunson

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    • 8 min
    Episode 155: Return of the Bibi

    Episode 155: Return of the Bibi

    Today, Les, Jess, and Jamil discuss the implications of Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s return to power, making him the longest tenured prime minister in Israeli history. However, some of his incoming government's coalition partners are of stated concern to the Biden Administration, as they include ultra nationalist parties.
    How will Netanyahu’s reappearance on the world scene impact American Middle East policymaking? What will be the impact of the Biden Administration appointing a new -D.C. based- representative for Palestinian affairs?
    Hear our experts debate these issues and more in our latest episode of Fault Lines!
    Want to learn more about this topic? Check out these articles that our experts used to frame our discussion:
    https://www.axios.com/2022/11/22/us-palestinian-upgrade-relations-hady-amr 
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/03/us/politics/biden-netanyahu.html 

    Follow our experts on Twitter:
    @jamil_n_jaffer
    @NotTVJessJones
    @lestermunson

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    • 8 min
    Episode 154: Haiti - Neighbor in Crisis

    Episode 154: Haiti - Neighbor in Crisis

    Today, Les, Jess, and Jamil discuss the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Haiti. Violent gangs are sweeping the country of 11.54 million people and there are calls for a potential U.S. lead peacekeeping efforts.
    Why does Haiti matter to U.S. national security? Should the U.S. let Canada take the lead in directing a multinational force to support the Haitian government? Can we expect different results if the U.S. intervenes compared to previous U.S. led operations in Haiti?
    Hear our experts debate these issues and more in our latest Fault Lines!
    Also a reminder, this is the last episode of Fault Lines for this week as the team takes a break to enjoy Thanksgiving. We hope you all do as well!
    Want to learn more about this topic? Check out these articles that our experts used to frame our discussion:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-63661118.amp
    https://www.reuters.com/world/canada-says-worried-by-haiti-violence-sends-delegation-2022-10-27/
    Follow our experts on Twitter:
    @jamil_n_jaffer
    @NotTVJessJones
    @lestermunson
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    • 9 min
    Episode 153: Iran Goes After the Kurds

    Episode 153: Iran Goes After the Kurds

    Today, Les, Jess, and Jamil discuss the harrowing reports of the use of heavy weaponry by the Iranian government against protesters in the Iranian Kurdish city of Mahabad and the threats to other Kurdish areas in Iran.
    What does this targeting of Kurdish populations mean and should it change how the U.S. is responding? Is it time for the U.S. to actively encourage regime change in Iran?
    Hear our experts provide their analysis on our latest episode!
    Also a reminder, Fault Lines will only be coming to you today and Wednesday this week as the team takes a break to enjoy Thanksgiving. We hope you all do as well!
    Want to learn more about this topic? Check out this article that our experts used to frame our discussion:
    https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/security-forces-intensify-crackdown-irans-kurdish-area-four-killed-rights-group-2022-11-20/
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/irans-security-forces-crack-down-on-protest-movement-in-kurdish-region-11668950068
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    • 8 min
    Episode 152: North Korean Missiles

    Episode 152: North Korean Missiles

    Today, Les, Jess, and Jamil discuss tensions on the Korean peninsula. In the last few weeks, we’ve seen a continuous increase in the rate of North Korean missile drills and rhetoric.
    What should the U.S. do in response? Should the U.S. continue to press for a nuclear-free Korean peninsula? How does China play into U.S. policy vis-a-vis North Korea?
    Hear our experts provide their analysis on our latest episode of Fault Lines!
    Want to learn more about this topic? Check out this article that our experts used to frame our discussion:
    https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/16/asia/north-korea-ballistic-missile-intl-hnk/index.html
    https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/north-korea-nuclear-weapons-missile-tests-military-capabilities
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    • 9 min

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