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Each week, SE and a rotating cast of experts discuss and debate the most pressing foreign policy issues facing the US. From the crisis in Syria to North Korea's nuclear weapons and Russian election meddling, Weekend Warriors keeps listeners on top of the world.

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Each week, SE and a rotating cast of experts discuss and debate the most pressing foreign policy issues facing the US. From the crisis in Syria to North Korea's nuclear weapons and Russian election meddling, Weekend Warriors keeps listeners on top of the world.

    A Playpen for Psychopaths: Syria & The Refugee Crisis

    A Playpen for Psychopaths: Syria & The Refugee Crisis

    The latest outrage stemming from the Syrian civil war: Thousands of refugees have gathered at Turkey's northern border with Greece after Turkey backed out of a deal to limit migrants entering Europe. Greece has refused to open its border, leading to clashes with security forces, as some refugees to try to make the dangerous cross on water. It's a policy disagreement in the headlines and in the government buildings... but on the ground level, this isn't just political bickering and a war of words. It's another humanitarian nightmare, where innocent people who have nothing to do with the fighting are being used as bargaining chips. CNN National Security Analyst Samantha Vinograd joins SE to discuss how the situation is spiraling out of control.

    • 15 min
    How The Trade War & Xi's Secrecy Affect The Coronavirus Outbreak

    How The Trade War & Xi's Secrecy Affect The Coronavirus Outbreak

    Hours after the World Health Organization announced Wuhan Coronavirus cases stabilized, China revealed a massive one-day spike in deaths and infections. This isn't an episode about how the outbreak occurred or is spreading. Instead, we're looking at how China's secretive response to the crisis and US-China trade tensions will affect the global effort to contain the virus, and what this all means for Chinese President Xi Jinping's hold on power. SE Cupp takes a deep-dive with Gordon Chang, Author of "The Coming Collapse of China."

    • 14 min
    The Soleimani Killing Was Supposed To Change Everything In Syria...Did It?

    The Soleimani Killing Was Supposed To Change Everything In Syria...Did It?

    When a US drone strike killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, it didn't just reverberate in Iran. It was supposed to be a huge blow to Syria's authoritarian leader Bashar al-Assad, his biggest international ally and the leader of Iran's proxy militias waging a reign of terror in Syria now gone. And yet this week, a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive aimed at the country's last rebel-held stronghold has forced more than half a million people -- 80 percent of them women and children-- to flee their homes since December. Washington Post Foreign Policy columnist and CNN Political Analyst Josh Rogin joins SE to discuss when the atrocities will end and whether this crisis can be solved politically.

    • 14 min
    Stick To Sports? 2020 Olympics Set Controversial Rules For Athlete Protests

    Stick To Sports? 2020 Olympics Set Controversial Rules For Athlete Protests

    The Olympics are usually a nice respite from political drama, but this year's Tokyo Summer Games are already courting political controversy. The International Olympic Committee announced strict guidelines limiting the types of political protests athletes are allowed to make- the rules include no kneeling, no political signs or armbands, and no disrupting of the medal ceremonies. But is it even possible, let alone practical, to take politics out of sports? CNN Sports Analyst and USA Today Sports Columnist Christine Brennan, who has covered the last 18 Olympics and will be in Tokyo this summer, joins SE Cupp to discuss.

    • 18 min
    Iran Flareup Puts Iraq's Fate In The Balance

    Iran Flareup Puts Iraq's Fate In The Balance

    Cooler heads prevailed in the faceoff between the US and Iran, for now. But both countries still have forces fighting in a hot war in Iraq, so there's no separating the Iran tensions from the decade-and-a-half conflict in Iraq. Iraqi parliament voted to expel US troops from the country following the Soleimani strike, and Trump campaigned on getting America out of Iraq. So what should our role be in the Iraq War, and how will rising tensions with Iran factor into the future of Iraq? Joining SE Cupp with analysis and historical context on this fragile and complicated geopolitical moment is CNN Military and Diplomatic Analyst, retired Rear Admiral John Kirby.

    • 16 min
    Afghanistan, Iraq, and Open-Ended US Military Intervention

    Afghanistan, Iraq, and Open-Ended US Military Intervention

    A massive, bombshell investigation this week by the Washington Post found that top US officials have been misleading the public about the Afghanistan War since the earliest days of the conflict. Meanwhile in Iraq, a government crackdown has left hundreds of civilians dead. So we have two countries on similarly doomed paths, teetering on the edge of failed state status following open-ended American military intervention-what now? SE Cupp is joined by former CIA counter-terrorism officer Dan Gabriel, he's the director of "Mosul".

    • 18 min

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