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Podcast: Spain v. the Independence Vote in Catalonia

The Spanish Government has stepped up pressure against Catalan authorities over their independence referendum on October 1. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said on...

Podcast: If You’re Scapegoating Hillary, You’re Abetting a Damaged US System

In a prolonged --- and worrying --- missing of the point, most media coverage of Hillary Clinton's new book What Happened are focused on...

Podcast: What Now with North Korea?

Donald Trump's talk of a military showdown with North Korea has receded, but concern continues over Pyongyang's missile and nuclear tests. As part of a...

Podcast: Trump’s Disgraceful Evasion Over Charlottesville

I spoke this morning with BBC Radio Ulster about Donald Trump's failure --- possibly a refusal --- to condemn white supremacists for violence on...

Podcast: How Trump’s Threats v. North Korea Are Blunted by Advisors...

After five day, Donald Trump's threats of nuclear war with North Korea are receding from the headlines. In part, that is because of the surge...

Podcast: The Trump-Russia Grand Jury

I joined BBC Radio Scotland on Saturday for further analysis of the significance of the grand jury empanelled for the Trump-Russia investigation. The discussion is...

Podcasts: Foul-Mouthed Chaos — From Healthcare Defeat to Scaramucci’s Outburst

The chaos at the White House becomes more chaotic: amid the devastation of the defeat of the GOP healthcare bill, new Communications Director Anthony...

Podcast: Has Trump Been Compromised by Russia?

Donald Trump's attempt at "victory" headlines at last weekend's G20 summit in Germany has quickly collapsed, from the G19's isolation of him (see separate...

Podcast: The Middle East, ISIS, and the US

Is the Islamic State the central issue in the Middle East? Has the US been sidelined? And what of the dispute between Saudi Arabia...

Podcast: “Lipstick on an Inept Pig” — Debating Trump on Day...

To mark Day 100 of the Trump Administration, I engaged in another discussion with a leading Trump spokesperson, Jan Halper-Hayes, on BBC Radio Scotland. The...

Podcasts: North Korea — This Ain’t No “All-Out War”

<b?Amid media excitement about the possibility of war over North Korea's provocative testing and announcements --- and the Trump Administration's response --- I joined...

US Podcast: Assessing Trump’s “Muslim Ban 2.0”

I spoke with BBC Radio Scotland on Tuesday morning about Donald Trump's "Muslim Ban 2.0", the revised executive order restricting entry to the US...