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A New Angle
Doug Chabot on Mountain and Snow Safety

A New Angle

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 28:47


This week's guest is Doug Chabot, Director of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center. Doug is a prototypical man of the mountains - he's put up new climbing routes all over the world, been arrested by border guards in Tajikistan, rescued countless stranded mountain travelers, and built an incredible team and invaluable community resource at the Avalanche Center. With winter fast approaching, we talk with Doug about his approach to decision making in mountains and how anyone interested in traveling on the snow can do so more responsibly. Transcript here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-2RQcixu7OMAxvC8sic84Ej5jGBhQ5uUJxMPBeexuw8/edit?usp=sharing

TalkTravelAsia
Ep. 136: Central Asia with Bradley Mayhew

TalkTravelAsia

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 31:05


Central Asia is one of those regions that few international travers are familiar with, nowadays. That wasn't always the case, however, as the Silk Road was once a crossroads for the movement of people, goods, and ideas between Europe and Asia, and Central Asia was at the heart of this prosperous trade route. Geographically, Central Asia stretches east-west from the Caspian Sea to China and Mongolia, and from Afghanistan and Iran in the south to Russia in the north. In between are “the ‘Stans”, including the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Today we have the benefit of an expert in the region, writer Bradley Mayhew, joining us to share a bit about everything we didn't know that we didn't even know, about one of the largest -- and least visited -- regions of Asia.

The Fifth Floor
Myanmar's women-only army

The Fifth Floor

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 41:07


A group of women in central Myanmar have formed their own anti-junta militia, and are fighting alongside other armed groups. Armed resistance to the military regime has been increasing since the coup nine months ago. BBC Burmese editor Soe Win Than tells us more about the Myaung Women Warriors. My Home Town: Damascus A new episode of our series 'My Home Town', in which our language service journalists share stories about the place where they grew up. Today, Dima Babilie of BBC Arabic takes us to the vine-covered alleyways of the Syrian capital Damascus to sit in cafés, drink coffee and play cards. Why are so many Brazilians emigrating to Italy? There's been a big increase in the number of Brazilians moving to Italy and applying for citizenship. Rafael Barifouse of BBC Brasil has been investigating the reasons and talking to some of those who've made the move. On Tajikistan's border with Afghanistan Known for its beautiful mountains, Tajikistan's border with Afghanistan is at the centre of a fraught political situation, with the Tajik government maintaining a hardline stance towards the Taliban regime. Olga Ivshina of BBC Russian recently went to this remote area and shares her impressions. Reporting COP26 Rubbing shoulders with world leaders, being inspired by young activists and getting to grips with haggis - just some of the experiences of our language service journalists reporting from COP26. We hear from Peter Okwoche of BBC Africa, Shakeel Anwar of BBC Bengali and Pierre-Antoine Denis of BBC Afrique. Image: Myanmar's women-only army Credit: CJ

Honey and Co: The Food Talks
S09E06 Red Sands with Caroline Eden

Honey and Co: The Food Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 31:58


Today on Honey & Co: The Food Sessions we have Caroline Eden joining us! A journalist, food writer and cookbook author, Caroline's latest cookbook Red Sands, Reportage and Recipes through Central Asia, from Hinterland to Heartland, the follow-up to  Black Sea, is a reimagining of traditional travel writing using food as the jumping-off point to explore Central Asia. Red Sands came out in 2020, and won all of the awards - The Financial Times, The Sunday Times and The New Yorker all selected it as their book of the year for 2020. We talked to Caroline about how her obsession with Central Asia began, the  practicalities of travelling in the region, and the incredible people she met on the way, as well as demystifying plov, the environmental disaster of the Aral Sea, and the soviet-era sanatoriums of Tajikistan. It was an absolute joy to talk to Caroline!  Follow Caroline on instagram: @edentravels Get a copy of Red Sands With thanks to: Producer: Miranda Hinkley Audio Engineers: Paul Brogden & John Scott Theme tune: Daniel Winshall  Head of Comms: Louisa Cornford 

The John Batchelor Show
1816: #AfterAfghanistan: Tajikistan under siege by the Taliban. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 11:12


Photo:  Tajikistan. Painted clay and alabaster head of a Zoroastrian priest wearing a distinctive Bactrian-style headdress, Takhti-Sangin, Tajikistan, Greco-Bactrian kingdom, 3rd-2nd century BC #AfterAfghanistan:  Tajikistan under siege by the Taliban.  @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-russia-iran-and-pakistan-move-to-create-united-front-on-afghanistan/ar-AAQ1nWw

New Books Network
Marlene Laruelle, "Central Peripheries: Nationhood in Central Asia" (UCL Press, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 39:40


This month we are delighted to host one of the most important voices in Central Asian Studies worldwide: Professor Marlene Laruelle from George Washington University in DC, to discuss her latest, Open Access book Central Peripheries: Nationhood in Central Asia (UCL Press 2021). This is a much-anticipated book, which is going to become the go-to resource for every reader interested in nationalism in Central Asia. Bringing together for the first time Laruelle's articles on Central Asian nationalism, the book offers an intriguing overview of 30 years of nation-building in the region, linking back the choices made in the different nationalising states to concepts and constructs of nationhood developed during the Soviet era. The first part of this very readable book looks comparatively at the nationalism processes as developed in the southern part of the region [Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan. Uzbekistan] while the second segment features a collection of Laruelle's writing on the many complexities associated with nation-building in Kazakhstan, Central Asia's multi-national state par excellence. Marlene Laruelle is Director of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University. Her latest books include Is Russia Fascist? Unraveling Propaganda East and West (Cornell University Press, 2021) and Memory Politics and the Russian Civil War (Bloomsbury, 2020) Luca Anceschi is Professor of Eurasian Studies at the University of Glasgow, where he is also the editor of Europe-Asia Studies. Follow him on Twitter @anceschistan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Off the Record
China's Sprawling Cyber Espionage Campaigns

Off the Record

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 33:23


Insikt Group researchers uncovered evidence earlier this year that links several multi-year cyber espionage campaigns to a Chinese military unit operating out of the city of Ürümqi in China's western province of Xinjiang. Jon Condra, who leads the Strategic and Persistent Threats team at Recorded Future, explains to Adam how the People's Liberation Army Unit 69010 has been targeting defense-related organizations in Afghanistan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan since at least 2014.

Far From Home
Playing Tour Guide (with The Radio Vagabond)

Far From Home

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 33:07


Having grown up just outside of New York City, I visited most of the big tourist attractions like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and Rockefeller Center when I was a kid. But when you spend a lot of time in a place and get to know it well, you start to discover some really cool but lesser-known areas, and those are the ones I always like to share with friends when they come from out of town. Recently, I played tour guide for my colleague Palle Bo, who's the host of The Radio Vagabond podcast and has been to nearly 100 countries. If you're a longtime listener of my show, you may remember his episode I shared a while back about the time he and his daughter joined a tour group in North Korea. Palle had been to New York several times before, so I figured I would get him out of Manhattan where most of the other tourists stay and bring him to see some interesting sites in the city's outer boroughs. He ended up making a podcast episode about our experience that I really enjoyed, so I'm re-sharing it in my feed. You can read more and see some photos from some of the places Palle and I visited on his website. If you're new to Far From Home and want to hear some of my past episodes that Palle mentioned, check out my first season where I told the story of my road trip to Mongolia including the time my friends and I were asked to pay a bribe in Tajikistan, my episode about the time I made a fool of myself trying to learn the ancient art of Tuvan throat singing, and the time I participated in a hallucinogenic healing ceremony in Peru. ————————- On Far From Home, award-winning public radio journalist Scott Gurian documents fascinating stories from far-flung places like Iran, Chernobyl, and Mongolia. For more info, visit farfromhomepodcast.org

The Newsmakers Video
Is Iran Looking to Play a Prominent Role in Afghanistan?

The Newsmakers Video

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 25:50


Iran has hosted a conference with Afghanistan's neighbours to discuss the situation in the country. The foreign ministers of China, Russia, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan attended the gathering in Tehran. Is this conference a part of Iran's strategy for influence across Central Asia and the Middle East? Guests: Mohammad Marandi Political Analyst and Professor at Tehran University Borzou Daragahi International Correspondent for The Independent Adam Weinstein Research Fellow at the Quincy Institute

Podcast: Majlis - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
Is China's Base In Tajikistan A Sign Of Creeping Penetration? - October 24, 2021

Podcast: Majlis - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 42:22


On this week's Majlis podcast, a discussion about what has been going on at a Chinese base in the far eastern corner of Tajikistan.

VOMRadio
CENTRAL ASIA: Pastor's Murderer Becomes His “Spiritual Grandson”

VOMRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 30:38


Jonathan Ekman and Matthew Hanson recently visited persecuted Christians in Central Asia—Christians caught between a growing wave of radical Islam and governments with a communist-style distrust of all religion. Matthew and Jonathan will share stories from believers they met. Listen to hear “the rest of the story” of one of the chapters in When Faith Is Forbidden (VOM Radio host Todd Nettleton's book), including how God has built on the legacy of a martyred pastor in Tajikistan. They'll also share the story of a woman who faced intense persecution from her own family, yet has seen God take her suffering and create something “beautiful.” Christians in Central Asia don't have protection from their governments or from families. Yet the church is growing across the region as more and more people experience the spiritual family of followers of Jesus. You can receive a free copy of When Faith is Forbidden when you make a donation to The Voice of the Martyrs. Never miss an episode of VOM Radio! Subscribe to the podcast.

Stratfor Podcast
Essential Geopolitics: India's Relationship with Afghanistan

Stratfor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 11:45


In this episode of RANE's Essential Geopolitics podcast, powered by Stratfor, Emily Donahue speaks with Ekta Raguwanshi, Stratfor South Asia analyst at RANE. Afghanistan sits at the cusp of Central and South Asia. It is bordered by Pakistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and China.One country that does not share a border with Afghanistan has serious concerns about the Taliban takeover. India. Ekta Raghuwanshi explains how the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has impacted India's relation with the country.

MedicalMissions.com Podcast
Trauma and the Developing Child: Unintended Tragedies of COVID-19

MedicalMissions.com Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021


The COVID-19 pandemic has taken it’s toll on every family, from frustration with being stuck at home, to job loss, to loneliness and social deprivation. But for many families, those three factors have been the perfect combination to provide an environment ripe for trauma. For children, we see that trauma has an impact on the development of the brain that effects learning, relationships, and emotional regulation. This seminar will give you a greater understanding of the developmental impact of trauma and tools to help children and adults grow in resilience rather than destruction through hard circumstances.

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Mornings with Tom and Tabi Podcast
The Rest of the Story - Todd Nettleton

Mornings with Tom and Tabi Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 12:51


"There were still bullet holes in the window," is how Todd Nettleton begins the entry for Day 10 of his book, "When Faith is Forbidden," as he shares the story of Sergei Bassarab. Todd met Tamara, the widow of this martyred pastor in 2004. At that time, they looked forward in hope. "One day, we will meet this person who killed Sergei, because we have a prison ministry all over Tajikistan, and we will be ready to tell him about Jesus." Today, Todd shares the rest of the story.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
Drug dealing, murder and gentrification: the persisting contrasts of Marseille

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 28:46


Stories from France, Burkina Faso, Tajikistan, Austria and Turkey. It's fifty years since the release of “The French Connection,” a fast-moving cops and gangsters thriller, which focused attention on Marseille, and the drug dealers based there. Half a century on, much has changed in this southern French city; some areas have been gentrified, while the port has had a substantial makeover. And yet, the presence of the drug trade remains, and now the French President has stepped in. With a wave of drug related killings in Marseille this year, Emmanuel Macron is paying a high profile visit, promising to help tackle these problems. Chris Bockman explains that many there feel they've heard it all before: He was known as “Africa's Che,” and like Che Guevara, Thomas Sankara died young at the hands of gunmen who apparently took exception to his leftist policies. Yet Sankara was no jungle guerrilla – he was the President of Burkina Faso. And he was killed during a coup in the West African nation. Thirty-four years later, fourteen men have gone on trial, accused of complicity in that assassination. It's hard to overstate what Sankara meant for Burkina Faso, and indeed for supporters across Africa and the wider world. He was credited with vast improvements in literacy, giving land to the poor, and above all, with instilling a pride among his people – he rejected continuing French influence in the region. Yet critics insist that Sankara was an autocrat, one who had his opponents tortured, and sometimes killed. Henry Wilkins has been trying to separate the man from the myth: The fate of Afghanistan continues to be a source of concern round the world. The country is facing financial disaster, with shortages of basic goods like food, and it's also suffered repeated attacks by the militant group which calls itself Islamic State Khorasan. Last week, forty-six people died in a bombing which Islamic State claimed as one of theirs. This week, the United Nations held a special meeting, to try to work out how to give aid to Afghanistan, without it getting into the hands of the Taliban, now in charge of the country. All this instability is of particular concern to the countries bordering Afghanistan, like Russia, Pakistan, and also – to the north, Tajikistan. Tajikistan has had its own battles with Islamic militants. More than that, about a quarter of Afghans are of Tajik ethnicity, so problems in one country have a habit of spilling across the border. It's a border well known to Abdujalil Abdurasulov, who has spent time reporting on both sides of it. He's been thinking about what the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan might mean for its neighbour. There was a time when Austria was seen as a hive of political intrigue. Back when the Hapsburgs ruled an empire, the plotting and manoeuvring at their palace in Vienna could affect half of Europe. Then, after the Second World War, Austria's neutral status between the west and the Soviet bloc made it a base for many a spy and secret agent. Things had appeared to calm down – the country became known for its skiing and strudel more than any Machiavellian goings on. But now, it seems, the intrigue is back. This week, Austria's youthful Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz had to step down, following accusations that he had bribed a tabloid newspaper to get favourable coverage. This came only a few years after Mr Kurz's one-time coalition partner was caught in a sting, apparently prepared to offer government contracts to a woman he thought represented Russian oligarchs. Feeling confused? Bethany Bell has been untangling this web of allegations: Wherever there's mass tourism, you will find the escort industry flourishing, selling very personal services, and Turkey is no different. The‘gigolos' as they're known there offer these services to men and women. And just like other people dependent on tourism, they've been badly hit by the coronavirus lockdown, which saw the number of foreign visitors to Turkey plummet – as Sally Howard explains Producer: Paul Moss

Nessun luogo è lontano
Francia, Eric Zemmour il Donald Trump transalpino che fa tremare la Marine Le Pen

Nessun luogo è lontano

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021


Siamo andati in Francia, dove l'outsider Èric Zemmour si pone a destra di Marine Le Pen e potrebbe sfidare alle presidenziali anche Emmanuel Macron: ne abbiamo parlato con il professor Marc Lazar (professore di Storia e Sociologia politica a Science Po, docente alla Luiss di Roma, editorialista e scrittore). Subito dopo siamo andati in Afghanistan, dove tra il malcontento della minoranza sciita degli Hazara e le chiamate alle armi di Ahmad Massoud, che promette resistenza dal Tajikistan, il governo dei talebani potrebbe fronteggiare una forte opposizione interna: ne abbiamo parlato con Habiba Sarabi (ex governatrice del distretto di Banyan, negoziatrice con i Talebani a Doha, esponente della minoranza Hazara) e con Seyyed Yahya Nasrian (anziano della comunità Hazara).

RN Breakfast - Separate stories podcast
Developing countries face 10-year wait to fully vaccinate their citizens

RN Breakfast - Separate stories podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 7:43


According to a new report, it will take until the end of the decade for countries like Afghanistan and Malawi to vaccinate 70 per cent of their population. The survey of 77 epidemiologists around the world reveals that only two per cent of adults in low-income countries has been vaccinated.

Russian Roulette
Of Russia's Climate Gamble and the Northern Sea Route – Russian Roulette Episode 116

Russian Roulette

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 40:04


In this episode of Russian Roulette, Heather provides a brief overview of a new CSIS report, “Russia's Climate Gamble: The Pursuit and Contradictions of its Arctic Ambitions,” which examines the implications of climate impacts for Russia's economy, internal political dynamics, and security posture. Heather then sits down with Felix H. Tschudi, the Chairman and owner of the Tschudi Group, a Norwegian-based global shipping and logistics company with a long history in the Arctic. They discuss Russia's ambitious plans for transforming the Northern Sea Route (NSR) into a major global shipping corridor, the impact of climate change and environmental activism on the NSR's viability, and the prospects of China's Transpolar route.   Check out the Center for High North Logistics to track developments in the High North and along the Northern Sea Route as well as the Marines Exchange of Alaska to track shipping traffic and emerging maritime issues in the Bering Sea as well as Alaska. For further information on the Bering Strait as a maritime passage, check out this CSIS report “Maritime Futures: The Arctic and the Bering Strait Region.”   To learn more about how climate change will reshape Russian politics, economics, and society, explore the recent work by Russian voices on climate change, civil society, and center-region dynamics here. To learn more about military and security issues related to the Arctic, follow CSIS's Arctic Military Activity tracker for latest Russia and NATO's military activities in the region.   Finally, subscribe to Russian Roulette, so you do not miss an episode. Thanks for listening!

Unbeatable
Ep. 4: David Eubank - "Running Toward Danger" [Part 2]

Unbeatable

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 51:24


Episode 4 of UNBEATABLE continues the story of Dave Eubank, the man who runs toward danger to help others, rather than running away.What would it take for you to leave your family, a growing business or non-profit you're leading, and your home for a dangerous country on the edge of a war zone?In this episode of UNBEATABLE, Dave explains why he left his children and business meeting in Texas to travel to Tajikistan in order to help people trying to escape Taliban rule in Afghanistan.Sometimes you're challenged to 'put your money where your mouth is'. It's the moments when you're in the crossfire that demonstrate what's really valuable to you. In order to help the oppressed, Dave and his team decided he wanted to make a difference for people in Afghanistan, rather than just complain about the images in the newspapers.Dave is currently located in Tajikistan in Central Asia. His team is trying to provide immediate assistance and basic needs to people stranded in communities, following the withdrawal of US and NATO forces from Kabul, Afghanistan.Last week, Episode 3, introduced us to Dave Eubank's deep love for people and bold faith. Dave founded Free Burma Rangers as a non-profit that goes into hostile areas around the world to help the needy and protect the vulnerable. This week, we see how Dave's team attempted to create a safe zone and to rescue victims stranded after the last NATO forces left from Afghanistan. Check this spectacular news footage that became the basis for the documentary entitled Free Burma Rangers: (https://fbrmovie.com/).You'll hear:- How he was dragged and survived an ambush while trying to save others..- Why “radicalization” are two sides of the same coin.- Why it's essential make your actions reflect your values- Dave challenge you to make a differenceJoin the Unbeatable Army, and be among the first to know when new episodes go live!Catch behind the scenes and more over at:UnbeatableArmy.comTwitterFacebookTikTok

The Radio Vagabond
213 NEW YORK: Close to Home with Scott Gurian

The Radio Vagabond

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 31:18


Hey from The Big Apple I started my adventure in the Big Apple sitting in a park in Brooklyn on a Saturday morning watching small kids and grown-ups playing football – yes, as a European, this is what I call the game where someone kicks a round ball with their feet.  I'm waiting to meet up with my friend Scott Gurian. Even though we'd never met prior, we do consider each other friends.  Scott is a fellow veteran travel podcaster and one of the best in the business. He's the guy from the Far from Home podcast you must have heard me talk about many times here on the Radio Vagabond travel podcast. Scott planned to spend his Saturday with me in Brooklyn, Queens, and New York showing me around some interesting places in his hood while we chatted and got to know each other. Scott lives in nearby Jersey, just across the Hudson River, so we're Close to Home for Scott today. As we walked over to Scott's car — a nice big new Toyota — I immediately joked that it was very different from the small, old car that played a big part in the first season of his podcast. FAR FROM HOME Scott participated in the Mongol Rally and drove a tiny, beaten out Nissan Micra stick shift across Europe and Asia about five years ago for an epic 18,000 mile (29,000 km). He did this crazy adventure from the UK to Mongolia with his brother and two friends – and after that, he decided to drive back in the same car. The first season of Far from Home is outstanding and got me hooked on the podcast long before we knew each other. I highly recommend listening to it if you haven't already. Also, watch a few clips of his journey to experience the trials and tribulations first-hand. Naturally, he has so many memorable stories and anecdotes from that trip, so I wanted to find out which stand out most in his memory. "Oh, so many. Driving across Iran with my brother and two friends (as Americans and Brits) was amazing; the friendliness of the people was memorable. Also, travelling through 'untouched' countries in central Asia like Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, etc., was excellent. Seeing Cappadocia in Turkey with its hot air balloons was also amazing. And, of course, Mongolia is incredible with its vast open spaces and extraordinary scenery. It took us about seven weeks to travel from the UK to Mongolia, so as you can imagine, I have many incredible memories from that trip." Scott wanted to see more of the world, so instead of flying back to Europe (like any sane human would), he decided to drive back to explore more countries and regions, like Siberia in Russia. THROAT SINGING IN SIBERIA In one of the episodes of Season 2, Scott visits the remote south Siberian Republic of Tuva to learn about the traditional instruments and the ancient art of throat singing. He even attempts to throat sing himself! Read more about this visit and see photos and videos here. "Russia is such an enormous country with so many different regions home to vastly different cultures. Tuva was a 12 hour journey out the way to visit and it is so unique. It is close to Mongolia so the Tuvans look very similar to Mongolians." HALLUCINATING ON AYAHUASCA IN PERU In another episode, he meets a medicine man who invited him to attend a hallucinogenic healing ceremony where he drank ayahuasca. All while holding his microphone. Have a listen to the episode by clicking here. CLOSE TO HOME Due to the pandemic, Scott hasn't been able to travel overseas. But he is content as he tells me that living in Jersey, there is a lot of adventure that awaits in and around New York. He started cooking and even home-brewing to keep his itchy travel feet scratched. Scott was due to meet me at AfricaBurn – the South African Burning Man just outside Cape Town when lockdown hit. Scott stayed in Jersey, and I was stuck in Cape Town for a while (so be sure to listen to my Radio Vagabond South African travel adventures). We were supposed to travel a bit of South Africa together, but alas, it was not meant to be. SCOTT GURIAN'S NEW YORK TRAVEL GUIDE One of the cool things about making friends worldwide is that they can show you places you usually wouldn't visit. Because I had visited New York several times before, Scott wanted to take me to places few tourists would know about. Here is a list of Scott's unusual but must-visit places in New York Scott took me to: DUMBO A part of Brooklyn is called DUMBO aka "Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass" is a trendy neighbourhood to walk through Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT MUSEUM In an old subway station, you can visit the New York City Transit Museum. Move further down and see some 100-year-old subway cars. WILLIAMSBURG Williamsburg is a hipster neighbourhood that is cool to stroll through. QUEENS MUSEUM OF ART Next to where they hosted the World Fair, you find Queens Museum of Art, where the Panorama is now housed – a scaled model of every borough in the greater New York area in the 1960's. THE CITY RELIQUARY The City Reliquary is a not-for-profit community museum and civic organization located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It's really cool and weird – and connects visitors to both the past and present of New York. We walked around Brooklyn for a bit and found the iconic Instagram spot with the bridge in the background. You might remember it from the gangster movie 'Once Upon a Time in America' poster. Then visited a place with a lot of food trucks called Smorgesburg. As far as I know, this word comes from the Danish smørrebrød, and then Americans started saying it like the Swedish Chef from Muppet Show. Unfortunately, we didn't find any Danish smørrebrød at Smorgesburg. Another thing we couldn't find after that was… Scott's car. After a slight ordeal trying to locate his car, we eventually found it after getting help from the police. Even locals can get lost in New York. Go figure :) TAJIKISTAN POLICE Our polite encounter with the NYPD reminded me of Scott's experience with the local police in Tajikistan on his trip. I asked him to talk about his experience. "There is a lot of corruption in central Asian countries like Tajikistan. Our British friends in another Nissan Micra got pulled over by some traffic cops who actually aimed their radar gun at another car, and then tried to say it was them who was speeding. My brother's and I stopped too and heard that they demanded $100 which was a month salary here and crazy. Specially since they weren't speeding. It was clearly a scam, and we didn't want to give in to the bribe/corruption stigma. After a long time, we eventually settled on handing over a bottle of vodka, and we were back on the road." Scott secretly recorded the entire encounter that you can listen to in its entirety in Episode 16 of Far from Home, Season 1. Scott tells about more traffic cop encounters he had in central Asia. Most of the time, the cops were polite and never gave them any unnecessary issues. We exchanged stories about the amazing people we get to meet on the road. Scott paid particular mention to the wonderful Iranian popularity he experienced. Thanks to Scott for taking me around the New York area on a beautiful Saturday. I hope to team up with him soon to do some travelling together and collaborate on future episodes of both our podcasts. My name is Palle Bo, and I gotta keep moving.   NEW YORK FLASHBACKS If you want to listen to more of my travels through New York from previous visits, simply follow the link: The Radio Vagabond Travel Podcast in New York. COVID-19 TRAVEL and TOURISM RULES FOR NEW YORK (OCT 2021) This episode was from the end of August 2021, when New York was open for travel if you (like me) didn't travel to the country from Europe. Please visit New York City's official website for the latest COVID-19 travel restrictions and tourist regulations. Make sure New York is open for tourism before booking your trip.    

Politics and Polls
#247: Was Pulling U.S. Troops out of Afghanistan a Mistake? (Amb. Robert Finn)

Politics and Polls

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 28:24


Since President Joe Biden pulled U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, many are sorting through whether a withdrawal was really necessary. Regardless, the decision marks a decided end to a long and protracted war, which began during 9/11. Amb. Robert Finn joins Julian Zelizer in this week's episode to analyze the decision and its effects in this week's episode. A former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Finn is a former lecturer on Turkish literature at Princeton University's Department of Near Eastern Studies and Ertegun Professor of Turkic Studies. His distinguished foreign service career includes posts at U.S. missions in Turkey and as ambassador to Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

Radio Islam
Taliban vs Tajikistan vs the World – Latest on Afghanistan

Radio Islam

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 29:08


Hashmatullah Moslih – Live from Doha Professor Faiz Zaland – Live from Kabul

Unbeatable
Ep. 3: David Eubank- "Running Toward Danger"

Unbeatable

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 46:42


Episode 3 of UNBEATABLE introduces you to Dave Eubank, a man who runs toward danger to help others, rather than running away.This warrior used his military training to start Free Burma Rangers, a humanitarian service movement that has helped people in some of the most dangerous conflict zones around the world. His organization operates on the front lines of some of the world's most dangerous battlegrounds.Dave and Free Burma Rangers were featured on international news as they went to the front lines of battle in Iraq to help civilians that were caught in the crossfire with ISIS and Iraqi military forces. This spectacular news footage became the basis for the documentary, Free Burma Rangers (https://fbrmovie.com/).Dave joined this interview from Tajikistan in Central Asia while his team attempts to provide immediate assistance to people stranded following the withdrawal of US and NATO forces from Kabul, Afghanistan.You'll hear:how his childhood overseas prepared him for some of the most dangerous and elite units in the US Armywhy personal trials are often more painful than physical hardshipswhat it looks like when faith is put to the testthe fire that motivates him to make a difference every dayDave inspires people to help others who are struggling in some of the poorest parts of the world. Find out more about why David Eubank started Free Burma Rangers here: https://www.freeburmarangers.org/.Join the Unbeatable Army and be among the first to know when new episodes go live.

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VOV - Chương trình thời sự
VOV - Thời sự 6h (30/9/2021)

VOV - Chương trình thời sự

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 27:54


- Sáng 30/9, UBND TPHCM dự kiến tổ chức họp báo về tình hình dịch bệnh, biện pháp phòng chống dịch phục hồi kinh tế - xã hội trên địa bàn tại TP từ ngày 1/10. - Việt Nam trở thành đội ghi bàn tốt nhất vòng loại Asian Cup 2022 sau chiến thắng áp đảo 7-0 trước Tajikistan. - G20 thông báo họp thượng đỉnh bất thường về Afghanistan. - Pháp ra tối hậu thư cho Anh liên quan đến tranh cãi về quyền đánh bắt cá. - Bình luận “Phục hồi nền kinh tế- không chỉ đơn giản là dẹp cái chốt kiểm dịch” Chủ đề : Asian Cup 2022, G20, Phục hồi kinh tế --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/vov1thoisu/support

Russian Roulette
Of The Tale of Two Russian Occupations: Georgia and Ukraine – Russian Roulette Episode 115

Russian Roulette

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 48:46


The Tale of Two Russian Occupations: Georgia and Ukraine – Russian Roulette Episode 115   In this episode of Russian Roulette, Heather sits down with Mykola Bielieskov, Ph.D. student at the National Institute for Strategic Studies (NISS), Ukraine, and Natia Seskuria, associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).  We discuss the effectiveness and shortcomings of Russia's hard and soft power influence tools in Georgia and Ukraine, including its “borderization” policy in Georgia, its “passportization” in Donbas, and the role of the Orthodox Church. Finally, we finish the conversation with recommendations regarding how the West can resist the challenges presented by Russia's occupation of Georgia and Ukraine's territories. Both Natia and Mykola participated in CSIS “Understanding the Russian Military Today” executive education program in June and this episode is inspired by their papers written as part of their independent research. In his paper, Mykola dissects Russia's military buildup near Ukraine's borders this spring, while in her paper, Natia focuses on Russia's “hybrid aggression” and influence tools in Georgia. Definitely check out their papers! Read Natia's bio here and follow her on Twitter @nseskuria Subscribe to Russian Roulette, so you do not miss an episode. Thanks for listening! This program was funded by the Russia Strategic Initiative U.S. European Command, Stuttgart Germany. Opinions, arguments, viewpoints, and conclusions expressed in this work do not represent those of RSI, U.S. EUCOM, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

The Prospect Interview
#199: Gillian Tett on how she predicted the financial crash

The Prospect Interview

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 28:05


Gillian Tett, editor at large at the Financial Times and author of a new book Anthro-Vision, joins Tom Clark to explain how undercover anthropology helped her to predict the financial crash. Applying an anthropological lens to life has enabled Tett to spot the patterns that others miss, like the unexpected similarities shared by wedding rituals in Tajikistan and banking conferences in the US. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Middle East Focus
Iran and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Middle East Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 31:19


Iulia Sabina-Joja and Alex Vatanka join today's program to discuss Iranian foreign policy and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Amid growing concerns about the regional repercussions of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the SCO met for its 20th anniversary summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on September 16th and 17th. Regional security cooperation and Iranian accession were at the top of the agenda, with Iran formally joining the organization as a full member on September 17th. 

MedicalMissions.com Podcast
Fighting the Fear of Fundraising

MedicalMissions.com Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021


Some mission experts estimate that up to 90% of young people who consider missions cease to pursue it because of various fears and obstacles, including the fear of fundraising. This session will help participants: 1. Identify various obstacles and fears relating to fundraising 2. Consider ways that God can help us overcome these barriers 3. Become aware of best resources and training materials used to help missionaries build and maintain a full and engaged prayer and financial support team 4. Know what questions to ask about support raising with possible mission agencies when evaluating where and how God will have you serve

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MedicalMissions.com Podcast
Women in God's Mission

MedicalMissions.com Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021


This session focuses on women in mission and will highlight the role of women in missions, challenges faced, and some practical ways to overcome those challenges.

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RNZ: Saturday Morning
Ahmed Rashid: what's next for the Taliban?

RNZ: Saturday Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 26:33


Ahmed Rashid's bestselling 2000 book Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia was used extensively by American analysts in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. The Lahore-based journalist and writer has been covering the wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan since 1979 and has been an outspoken critic of the Bush Administration in relation to the Iraq war and the neglect he believes this led to in terms of the Taliban.

Bristol2Beijing
Tajikistan: Why tandems and airports do not mix

Bristol2Beijing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 21:10


This week Luke recounts the difficulties he faced in Dushanbe airport. Would he be able to get Chris the tandem, his five bags - together weighing 70kg - and himself back to the UK?

Messi Ronaldo Neymar and Mbappe
Taliban impact on female football | Afghanistan Women's National Football Team

Messi Ronaldo Neymar and Mbappe

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 11:00


What does the return of the Taliban mean for female football in Afghanistan? Afghanistan is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. It is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south, Iran to the west, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to the north, and Tajikistan and China to the northeast The Taliban, which refers to itself as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, is a Deobandi Islamist religious-political movement and military organization in Afghanistan, regarded by many governments and organizations as terrorists. The Fédération Internationale des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels, generally referred to as FIFPro, is the worldwide representative organisation for 65,000 professional footballers. FIFPro, with its global headquarters in Hoofddorp, Netherlands, is made up of 67 national players' associations.

The Fifth Floor
Afghanistan: The view from nextdoor

The Fifth Floor

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 41:24


Events in Afghanistan are being closely followed in neighbouring Uzbekistan. Rustam Qobil of BBC Uzbek tells us about the strong cultural and economic ties between the two countries, and what the main concerns are for Uzbekistan and for the Afghan Uzbek population. Afghan Hazaras face persecution by the Taliban and have been fleeing over the Pakistani border in Balochistan. BBC Urdu's Saher Baloch went to Quetta to meet some of the refugees who've been welcomed by the local Hazara community, who also experience persecution. Dariush Rajabian tells us how events in Afghanistan are being reported by BBC Persian, and how they reverberate in his home country, Tajikistan, where BBC Persian also has an audience. For decades, India has hosted Afghans fleeing war or seeking education and business opportunities. BBC Hindi's Piyush Nagpal has spoken to Afghans in Delhi, some long-standing residents, and some just visiting but overtaken by events. Russian shamans seek recognition Shamans in Russia are demanding official recognition for their beliefs from the Russian state. Oleg Boldyrev of BBC Russian has been hearing their concerns, and he tells us about the heartlands of shamanism, in regions east of the Urals. Our Ancestors: Hemalata Lavanam The BBC Indian languages series Our Ancestors has been celebrating the achievements of trailblazing women from marginalised communities. BBC Telegu's Padma Meenakshi tells the story of social reformer Hemalata Lavanam from Andhra Pradesh. Image: Afghans arrive at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Chaman Credit: AFP via Getty Images

Global Security
EU's top migration official calls for global response to help Afghans in order to avoid migration crisis in Europe

Global Security

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021


The UN refugee agency is warning that half a million Afghans could leave their country by the end of the year. But where will people from Afghanistan flee? In Europe, several countries are sending a clear message: Don't come here. Many in Europe don't want a repeat of 2015, when more than a million asylum-seekers, mostly Syrians, arrived on the continent.Related: Women's shelters in Afghanistan face an uncertain futureEuropean Comissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson, Europe's top migration official, is calling for a global response to support Afghans in Afghanistan, in order to avoid a migration crisis in Europe.Usually based in Brussels, Johansson is currently in Washington, DC, where she's been meeting with US officials. She joined The World's host Marco Werman to discuss the EU's plans to avoid another migration crisis like the one in 2015. Related: 'We are so afraid': An Afghan women's rights activist is left behind in AfghanistanMarco Werman: Madam Commissioner, what is the plan EU ministers have come to this week for managing Afghan migration? Ylva Johannson: The most important to avoid a migration crisis is to avoid a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. So we should not wait until a lot of people already have fled the country and may be coming to the European borders. We need to help people, Afghans in Afghanistan. We need to continue with humanitarian aid. The European Commission has decided to quadruple the humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. We need also to put pressure on the new regime of the Taliban to respect at least a core of women's rights and fundamental rights. And it's important also to say that, of course, there are people that are under immediate threat right now in Afghanistan. Many of them have been evacuated by the Western countries, but there are still people that have been fighting for women's rights, women's rights defenders, humanitarian right defenders. This is important that we give international protection to these people through resettlement, and that needs to be a global response. So I spoke a few days ago to Secretary for Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, about this. The US will do resettlement, Canada will do resettlement, UK will do resettlement, and the European Union will do resettlement. And we have to work jointly on this.So, to that first part, what does it look like to provide humanitarian assistance inside Afghanistan right now to prevent that outward migration? The United Nations is still on the ground working there, helping people, for example, the internally displaced people in Afghanistan to go back to their homes. And I think this is important and I think we should make sure that they can continue their work. And also, the European Commission has decided to freeze the development aid to Afghanistan, and to put pressure on the new regime. And we know that the Taliban are saying that they will act differently from the previous time, but we also know what they are capable of. So the important thing is how they will act. Humanitarian assistance on the ground won't be like it was over the past 10 years, I would think.We don't really know yet, but probably it would not be as it has been, of course. But things are changing more or less hour by hour or day by day now. So we need, of course, to prepare for different kinds of scenarios. But my point is that we should not focus on what to do if we have a huge migration crisis. We should try to avoid the migration crisis. That would be the first step. But then, of course, we need to prepare for different scenarios. So, if there is that migration crisis, talk to us next about the plan in the EU to support Afghanistan's neighbors, to take in refugees: Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Pakistan, specifically. That, of course, needs to be developed together with those countries. And I don't think that is one-size-fits-all. So, it has to be tailored for each country. If there is a huge inflow of migrants coming to their country, then we need to be prepared to help. What about details in this plan? How much would it cost? What are EU leaders ready to offer? And specifically, which of Afghanistan's neighbors could be receiving that money? We are not at that point yet. We have not come up with that. I read that there was a proposed budget of some $600 million. That's not correct. I can't confirm that. It's not correct.So, it is a contingency plan, but it is one being considered by the EU. I mean, hypothetically, we've heard Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Pakistan mentioned. If that does turn out to be the case after negotiating with them, do you think countries like those can shoulder the responsibility for hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees?Let's hope that we will not have a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. And of course, nobody wants a situation where a lot of people need to flee their country. So that's why we should not wait until that happens.There are several EU countries, including Greece, Croatia and Hungary, which have been accused time and again of illegally pushing back asylum-seekers trying to make it to the EU. Are you concerned about this happening to Afghans fleeing Taliban control?Well, of course, when I hear reports on illegal pushbacks, violent pushbacks, of course, I'm concerned about that. And I'm convinced that member states, of course, they need to protect and are obliged to protect their external borders. But of course, they are also obliged to comply with fundamental rights in the Geneva Convention.What about Afghans who are already in Europe? I mean, there are thousands of people who are waiting on their asylum applications as we speak. Will their cases be reviewed any differently now, given the situation in Afghanistan?That could be. It's the responsibility for member states. And one issue that I raised is that member states actually differ a lot when it comes to the recognition rate of Afghans applying for asylum. And I call for a more Europeanized assessment of the asylum applications, in general. But now, of course, for the Afghans.From your position in the EU, is it your belief, Ms. Johansson, that the at-risk Afghans in a war that the US started should first and foremost be an American responsibility? I think the US has a responsibility here. And this is what I've been discussing with Alejandro Mayorkas and [the] US is ready to take part of this responsibility. But I think this is also why we call for a global response here, so we have to work together. It's important to have the right combination of giving protection to people in need of international protection to really try to avoid a humanitarian crisis, but also, of course, to manage migration in an orderly way so that we will not repeat the situation from 2015. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. 

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report
The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Thursday, September 2, 2021

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 16:06


Today we lead with one of the craziest Afghanistan stories unfolding at the moment -- US Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) reportedly sparked a confrontation with US embassy staff in Tajikistan because he wanted assistance in passing thru Tajikistan with a large amount of money on his way to Afghanistan for a non-sanctioned mission to rescue US citizens.

Time to Eat the Dogs
Replay: Sovietistan

Time to Eat the Dogs

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 34:58


Erika Fatland talks about her long journey through the Central Asian republics and the legacy of Soviet influence there. Fatland is the author of many books and essays including Sovietistan: A Journey Through Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

We Get Outdoors Podcast
Epic 4x4 Adventures with Turtle Expeditions

We Get Outdoors Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 117:01


Gary and Monika Wescott of Turtle Expedition​ have for the last thirty nine years globetrotted from the arid deserts of Afghanistan, to the deepest jungles of the Amazon, and across the frozen steppes of Siberia. They are the original overlanders!!!! They have seen many sights and sounds on their adventures but the one which really touched their hearts was in 2014: "We were driving the Silk Road through the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan. Dropping over a 14,000-ft pass into a valley, we quite accidentally met a young girl as she walked back to her village. We were just washing the dust off our truck. She was 11 years old. With no common language, we could not communicate verbally, but there was something magical about the look in her eyes. They said “I am not afraid and I want to help you.” They camped there for three days and met her family across the river. They were very hospitable yet very poor. This girl had received a limited education in her rural school. They are now sponsoring her to attend the prestigious Aga Khan Lycée (school) in the nearest city, three hours from her mountain village while living with a safe family. Her name is Mashhura and without Gary and Monika being the people they are she would have had a very limited education. find out more about her here: https://donorbox.org/turtleexpedition-pamir-children-education So if you want to hear all about their stories and adventures watch this video (hard to condense a lifetime of experiences into 2 hours but we tried!!!!!)

Podcast: Majlis - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
Tajikistan Takes A Hard Line On The Taliban - August 29, 2021

Podcast: Majlis - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 52:02


On this week's Majlis podcast, RFE/RL Media-Relations Manager Muhammad Tahir moderates a discussion on Tajikistan's stance on Afghanistan.

The John Batchelor Show
1627: Putin and Xi to confer September in Tajikistan about Afghanistan; the Ballerina and the Tank Driver. @Felix_Light @CBSNews @MoscowTimes

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 11:55


Photo: Religious Ceremonies and Customs of the Tajiks. Dzhakhri Sect . CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Putin and Xi to confer September in Tajikistan about Afghanistan; the Ballerina and the Tank Driver. @Felix_Light @CBSNews @MoscowTimes https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/08/25/putin-xi-agree-to-jointly-combat-afghanistan-threats-a74897

Dan Snow's History Hit
Ancient Afghanistan: The Land of a Thousand Cities

Dan Snow's History Hit

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 50:40


Stretched along the north of the Hindu Kush mountain range and the south of the Oxus river, the history of the ancient region of Bactria envelops some of the most intriguing periods of the ancient world. The land, which now straddles parts of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, can be tracked through the Bronze Ages, the Persian Empire and the rule of Alexander the Great, Greco-Bactrian rule and the rule of the Kushites. To guide us through this history, Tristan from our sibling podcast The Ancients spoke to David Adams, the Australian photojournalist and documentary filmmaker. David has personally explored many of the archaeological sites of Bactria, he shares his experiences and explains how the evidence shows the impact of climate change on the societies who lived there. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

ThePrint
ThePrintPod:Gissar Military Aerodrome — India's first overseas base that came to the rescue in Afghan crisis

ThePrint

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 6:23


The GMA or the Ayni airbase is just west of the Tajik capital Dushanbe. It has been administered by India along with Tajikistan for nearly two decades.----more----Read article here: https://theprint.in/defence/gissar-military-aerodrome-indias-first-overseas-base-that-came-to-the-rescue-in-afghan-crisis/720356/

The John Batchelor Show
1612: Nine weeks before the tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete nineteen minute interview, June 14, 2021. @LongWarJournal.

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 20:20


Photo: Photograph title in Pashto: "How many planes and two Afghan forces flew to Tajikistan?"  --screen grab from video. This refers to the flight by what now look like numerous Afghan officials fleeing Afghanistan with, in some cases,.bushels of US dollars.   Picture is of something noteworthy being loaded on a helo. Ashraf Ghani is said to have taken $169 million dollars. The US alphabet agencies and military knew well of their deep corruption, which usually included not paying soldiers; but the Americans kept endorsing the cruel leadership.  Often unpaid for weeks, sometimes for months, it's no wonder that many soldiers gave up the fight when confronted by determined Taliban. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Nine weeks before the tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete nineteen minute interview, June 14, 2021. @LongWarJournal. https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/06/taliban-takes-control-of-30-districts-in-past-six-weeks.php

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2655 - The Endless Consequences of Borderless, Forever Wars w/ Spencer Ackerman

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 67:01


Sam and Emma host Spencer Ackerman, author of the Forever Wars newsletter on Substack, to discuss his recent book Reign Of Terror: How The 9/11 Era Destabilized America And Produced Trump. Sam, Emma, and Spencer jump off of a Charlie Kirk nativist clip to dive into the start of the war on terror as the rebirth of white replacement theory, starting with domestic attacks on Muslim Americans post-9/11 and giving way to Trump. They look into how the war on terror turned the enemies into those escaping the conditions we created, diving particularly into the parallels between the anti-sharia law policy passed in thirty different states and the current debates on Critical Race Theory in kindergarten, helping to create this apparatus of suspicion treating immigration as the vector of a national security threat. Next, Ackerman walks through the mutation of the political tool of the war on terror through the Bush years, bringing in a torture regime and normalizing violent nativism in policy, and ultimately being reaffirmed and reinforced by Obama's attempts at “humanizing” it through drone strikes, before working through how Trump was able to capitalize on the tool. They wrap up the interview by looking into the importance of public pressure on the security apparatus, pushing Biden to end the license for US presidents to use this tool. Sam and Emma also cover general updates on the situation in Kabul as the US evacuates Afghanistan, and the state of the Delta variant as Texas Gov. Abbott has a breakthrough case get through three vaccinations. And in the Fun Half: Twigs from New Mexico calls in to discuss the importance of MR and TMBS in converting him from libertarianism, Josh from Chicago ponders where US imperialism will go next, and the WH press corps takes on the true populist stance of maintaining our military presence in Tajikistan. The MR crew spectates the continuing Fox & Frenemies beef between Kilmeade and Doocy as one worries about his career and the other about his livelihood, and Ryan from NH discusses why the left should stand stronger behind the withdrawal, plus, your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: Tushy: Hello Tushy cleans your butt with a precise stream of fresh water for just $79. It attaches to your existing toilet – requires NO electricity or additional plumbing – and cuts toilet paper use by 80% – so the Hello Tushy bidet pays for itself in a few months. Go to hellotushy.com/majority to get 10% off today! ZocDoc: With Zocdoc, you can search for local doctors who take your insurance, read verified patient reviews and book an appointment, in-person or video chat. Never wait on hold with a receptionist again. Whether you need a primary care physician, dentist, dermatologist, psychiatrist, eye doctor, or other specialist, Zocdoc has you covered. Go to Zocdoc.com/MAJORITY and download the ZocDoc app to sign-up for FREE and book a top-rated doctor. Support the St. Vincent Nurses today as they continue to strike for a fair contract! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt's podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Help Aamon Hawk Buy A Super Computer! Check out Timbah.On.Toast's "Tim Pool: Chaotic News Analyst" Check out ReichWingWatch's "The Jimmy Dore Deception".

The John Batchelor Show
1605: #GreatGame : Russia gains. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs. @Gregory_Copley

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 8:40


Photo:  Khan's Palace, Kokand. The Khanate of Kokand  (Chagatay: خوقند خانليگى Khoqand Khānligi) was a Central Asian polity in Fergana Valley, Central Asia that existed from 1709–1876 within the territory of eastern Uzbekistan, modern Kyrgyzstan, eastern Tajikistan and southeastern Kazakhstan.  Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.  @Gregory_Copley #GreatGame : Russia gains https://www.ft.com/content/3ea7e87e-ab3a-4e14-8396-8061420942b0 .. Permissions: Русский: Дворец Худояр-Хана в Коканде, Узбекистан.فارسی: ارگ خان در خوقند، ازبکستان امروزی. کاشی‌نوشته‌های آن به فارسی است.עברית: ארמון הח'אן, קוקנד, אוזבקיסטן.Lëtzebuergesch: Khanspalais vu Kokand, gebaut 1863-1873. Date | September 2000 Source | Own work Author | User:Doron https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:KokandPalace.jpg

Turley Talks
Ep. 602 'RESIGN in DISGRACE'! Biden HUMILIATED by the TALIBAN!!!

Turley Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 12:59


Highlights:     “Over the last 24 hours to 48 hours the world has watched Afghanistan fall to Taliban fighters who've effectively taken over the nation that's been occupied by the American and NATO forces for the last 2 decades.”“The Taliban swept across the nation and captured every major city and region in a matter of a week. It was a colossal collapse made all the more shocking given that the Afghan army was supposedly trained by the world's best military for the past 2 decades to the tune of trillion of dollars”“The calls for Biden to resign are growing by the minute. President Trump was one of the first to chime in; he released a statement condemning the Biden administration and calling on Biden to 'resign in disgrace'.”“What Joe Biden has done with Afghanistan is legendary. It will go down as one of the greatest defeats in American history.” — Donald Trump“There's a difference between the Biden decision to leave, and the Biden execution of the decision. The decision to leave is arguably justifiable. The execution of that decision is a lamentable disaster.”— Ronald Neumann, Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan“The fall of Kabul really means that the world of the cold war is officially over. And a new world of culture, custom, and tradition is now prevailing.”Timestamps :       [2:50] The fall of Afghanistan as Taliban take over the country and Afghan President Ghani leaves for Tajikistan  [04:00] How Biden was slammed for colossal US failure and his worst Presidential appearances ever[05:20] Trump calls on Biden to 'resign in disgrace' [07:05] Biden's wrong assessment of the situation in Afghanistan[08:39] British Prime Minister Boris Johnson blaming US over Afghanistan[10:02] What the fall of Kabul really meansResources: Ep. 601 Why PATRIOT MILITIAS Are SURGING!!!Join our ARMY!! Our Virtual gathering of New Conservative Patriots on September 3rd and 4th needs YOU! Register today at https://conferences.turleytalks.com/Get your FREE copy of Scott's Ebook, Bigger IS Better: 7 Reasons Why Commercial Beats Single-Family Investing here: Commercial Academy & Turley TalksJoin Commercial Academy 3-Day LIVE Training Experience here: Commercial Academy Live Event Get Your Brand-New PATRIOT T-Shirts and Merch Here:https://store.turleytalks.com/Become a Turley Talks Insiders Club Member: https://insidersclub.turleytalks.com/welcomeThank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and/or leave a review.Do you want to be a part of the podcast and be our sponsor? Click here to partner with us and defy liberal culture!If you would like to get lots of articles on conservative trends make sure to sign-up for the 'New Conservative Age Rising' Email Alerts. 

The John Batchelor Show
1540: #KabulDiary: Moscow and Dushanbe plan a border post and military exercises to secure Tajikistan. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 13:45


Photo: Religious Ceremonies and Customs of the Tajiks. Kufi Sect Notes: This photograph is from the ethnographical part of Turkestan Album, a comprehensive visual survey of Central Asia undertaken after imperial Russia assumed control of the region in the 1860s. Commissioned by General Konstantin Petrovich von Kaufman (1818–82), the first governor-general of Russian Turkestan, the album is in four parts spanning six volumes: “Archaeological Part” (two volumes); “Ethnographic Part” (two volumes); “Trades Part” (one volume); and “Historical Part” (one volume). The principal compiler was Russian Orientalist Aleksandr L. Kun, who was assisted by Nikolai V. Bogaevskii. The album contains some 1,200 photographs, along with architectural plans, watercolor drawings, and maps. The “Ethnographic Part” includes 491 individual photographs on 163 plates. The photographs show individuals representing the different peoples of the region (Plates 1–33); daily life and rituals (Plates 34–91); and views of villages and cities, street vendors, and commercial activities (Plates 92–163). Ethnographic photographs; Photographic surveys; Prayer; Rites and ceremonies; Spiritual life; Tajiks. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #KabulDiary: Moscow and Dushanbe plan a border post and military exercises to secure Tajikistan. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD https://pajhwok.com/2021/07/25/moscow-dushanbe-vow-to-ward-off-taliban-threat/

The John Batchelor Show
1487: Russia and Cozy Bear check NATO, Washington and the Taliban. @ Felix_Light @CBSNews

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 14:59


 Photo:  A soldier stands guard over the ancient city built by Alexander the Great at Khujand, Tajikistan.     Russia and Cozy Bear check NATO, Washington and the Taliban. @ Felix_Light @CBSNews   (Reuters) - Tajikistan on Wednesday called on members of a Russian-led military bloc to help it deal with security challenges emerging from Afghanistan, hours after Moscow pledged to defend its regional allies affected by the unrest.     https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/07/07/russia-says-ready-to-activate-tajik-military-base-amid-us-pullout-taliban-advance-in-afghanistan-a74450 Permissions: 13 June 2008, 09:25 Source | Tajikistan Author | Steve Evans from Citizen of the World This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. |  You are free:to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work; to remix – to adapt the work   Under the following conditions:attribution – You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.  

The John Batchelor Show
1486: Afghanistan National Army units fleeing into Tajikistan; & What is to be done? Jeff McCausland @CBSNews

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 11:50


Photo: Religious Ceremonies and Customs of the Tajiks, Dzhakhri Sect  . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Afghanistan National Army units fleeing into Tajikistan; & What is to be done? Jeff McCausland @CBSNews https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/more-than-1000-afghan-soldiers-flee-into-tajikistan-as-taliban-extends-control-tajik-officials-say/ar-AALNvYg

Global News Podcast
Afghan troops flee after clashes with the Taliban

Global News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 27:20


More than 1,000 soldiers retreat to Tajikistan as fighting with the militants intensifies. Also: Ethiopia's PM says Tigray withdrawal does not mean the country lost, and scientists say "rocking" bridges could be earthquake proof.