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Twice a week, this podcast will take you on a smart, direct, sometimes scary, sometimes profane, sometimes hilarious tour of the inner workings of American power and of the impact of our leaders and their policies on our standing in the world. Hosted by noted author and commentator David Rothkopf and featuring regulars Rosa Brooks of Georgetown Law School, Kori Schake of Stanford University and David Sanger of the New York Times, the program will be the lively, smart dinner table conversation on the big issues of the day that you wish you were having...without the calories. Sometimes special guests will join the conversation and always the emphasis will be on providing the unvarnished perspectives others shy away from. Deep State Radio is the insider perspective on American national security and foreign policy that you can't find anywhere else.
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Twice a week, this podcast will take you on a smart, direct, sometimes scary, sometimes profane, sometimes hilarious tour of the inner workings of American power and of the impact of our leaders and their policies on our standing in the world. Hosted by noted author and commentator David Rothkopf and featuring regulars Rosa Brooks of Georgetown Law School, Kori Schake of Stanford University and David Sanger of the New York Times, the program will be the lively, smart dinner table conversation on the big issues of the day that you wish you were having...without the calories. Sometimes special guests will join the conversation and always the emphasis will be on providing the unvarnished perspectives others shy away from. Deep State Radio is the insider perspective on American national security and foreign policy that you can't find anywhere else.
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    Lies, Damned Lies and Lies Trump Doesn't Even Realize Are Lies

    Lies, Damned Lies and Lies Trump Doesn't Even Realize Are Lies

    If Parson Weems, who wrote of little George Washington's inability to tell a lie, were to write the story of Donald Trump and the cherry tree, you can bet that the president-to-be would be portrayed as saying "I would never lie, Father, I'm the hugest truth teller there is. And nobody has done more for cherry trees than me." Lying is what Trump does. It is who he is. And this week we have seen how those lies could be twisted into a threat against democracy itself. We discuss the lies and this disturbing, potential turning point of a week with Kori Schake of the American Enterprise Institute, Ryan Goodman of "Just Security" and NYU Law School and with special guest Glenn Kessler, of the Washington Post, co-author of an important new book "Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth: The President's Falsehoods, Misleading Claims and Flat-Out Lies." Don't miss it.
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    • 46 min
    What Difference Will an Election Make: Democracy and Human Rights After Trump

    What Difference Will an Election Make: Democracy and Human Rights After Trump

    There is no question that the Trump Administration has been a dramatic departure from past US Administrations on issues like democracy promotion, human rights and protecting press freedoms. Autocrats have been embraced. Press freedoms and free speech have been under siege here in the U.S. What would change if Joe Biden took office next January? In the second of our Agenda 2021 series, Amb. Derek Mitchell, President of the National Democratic Institute, Suzanne Nossel, CEO of PEN America and author of the forthcoming Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech for All (HarperCollins, July 2020) and Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch discuss global trends, and policy shifts they expect and that they would like to see. Don't miss this important discussion.
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    • 54 min
    What Fresh Hell Is This? Or This? And What About This One Over Here?

    What Fresh Hell Is This? Or This? And What About This One Over Here?

    As if a public health catastrophe and an economic disaster were not enough, America is now rocked by the worst civil unrest in 50 years. And, to make matters worse, the president is...making matters worse. Wherever he can he is pouring gasoline onto the flames. Having declared the riots the result of the work of far-left "terrorists" Trump is seeking to militarize the racial, political and regional conflicts he has been fomenting since the first day of his campaign. Where does this lead? How do each of these crises intersect with one another? We discuss with Juliette Kayyem of the Harvard Kennedy School, Jeremy Konyndyk of the Center for Global Development, Rosa Brooks of Georgetown Law Center and Ed Luce of the Financial Times. Worried about a long hot summer? This conversation will give you the chills.
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    • 52 min
    The Crisis Enters a New Phase: Are We Making Progress or Simply Facing or Even Creating New Risks?

    The Crisis Enters a New Phase: Are We Making Progress or Simply Facing or Even Creating New Risks?

    America is re-opening. Whether we should be or not is beside the point. It is happening. So the question becomes how do we manage that re-opening and what risks may be emerging that we are ill-prepared for? Some are public health risks? Some have to do with adapting to a new way of life. In addition, just as we face the greatest public health crisis in a century, we witness the scene of a police officer crushing a man's throat and killing him which forces us to address yet another dimension of all this--how can we trust our government to keep us safe? We discuss with Dr. Leana Wen, a practicing physician and former Health Commissioner of Baltimore, Dr. Kavita Patel, also a physician and former WH official during the Obama Administration and our regular co-host Ryan Goodman of NYU Law School and "Just Security." It is a sobering, incisive discussion. Don't miss it.
    Here is the link to the website referenced by Dr. Kavita Patel: https://nextstrain.org/ncov/global
    Here is the link to Dr. Leana Wen's Opinion Piece in The Washington Post, dated May 13, 2020: Link



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    • 50 min
    Remaking US Foreign Policy in the Aftermath of a President Who Has Been "Drunk at the Wheel"

    Remaking US Foreign Policy in the Aftermath of a President Who Has Been "Drunk at the Wheel"

    It is possible that in January 2021, America may welcome a president with more foreign policy experience than anyone who has assumed the office in more than three decades. That will be vitally important given the damage that Trump has done to our institutions, relationships and interests at home and abroad. In the first of our "Agenda 2021" series of podcasts exploring the priorities a new president ought to pursue, we speak with two distinguished American foreign policy leaders, both who have held the job of Deputy Secretary of State, Ambassador Bill Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment and the top foreign policy advisor to the Biden campaign Tony Blinken. If you care about the future of America's role in the world, you won't want to miss this.
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    • 48 min
    Under Cover of Covid: While One Crisis Commands Our Attention Others are Brewing

    Under Cover of Covid: While One Crisis Commands Our Attention Others are Brewing

    COVID has taken such a ghastly human and economic toll that people can speak of or think of little else. That's dangerous. Because opportunists and worse are seeking to take advantage of the fog of this moment to advance dangerous or unsavory agendas. From China moving against democracy in Hong Kong to Russia upping the ante in Libya, from Netanyahu planning illegal annexations of Palestinian territory to the US pulling out of important international treaties, serious risks are rising. Further Trump himself might use the crisis as an excuse to reschedule or suspend elections in the U.S. Far-fetched? We shouldn't count on it. Rosa Brooks of Georgetown Law, Ed Luce of the Financial Times, David Sanger of the New York Times and Joe Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund join for this unsettling episode. Don't miss it.
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
864 Ratings

864 Ratings

Bgreeffr ,

Five days a week

‘Bout damned time🤨

jmz1421 ,

Smart and entertaining

An entertaining and informative podcast. I like the longer term / broader perspectives on issues which are usually missing from current affairs podcasts. The hosts and regular guests are unabashedly insiders- many have worked in previous administrations or have specific expertise on various topics. They don’t pull punches- and are willing to criticize anyone from any side of the isle (in any country). As an aside, it’s also really refreshing to listen to Atlanticist, pro free trade and pro-liberal democracy opinions on a podcast. Ed Luce is my favorite guest.

Peter Guillam ,

Boss Bibi’s due to make history

...in six days, with the start of the trial of the First Indicted While In Office in the Middle East’s alleged “only democracy,” and David, Miss Kori of Heritage, and Brooks shovel this book promo Hasbara on May 18.

Clearly, Miss Kori and her Heritage bosses and their allies at AEI, AIPAC, WINEP, the F Double D, and the Pundit Class aim to make sure no one even mentions the trial of the First-Ever Criminally Indicted Ruler in the Land of Meir Kahane.

In perpetuity.

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