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Podcasts: Trump’s Healthcare Defeat — “A Paralyzed White House”

With confirmation that the GOP's healthcare bill will not even make it to a vote in the Senate, I assessed the political significance for...

Podcasts: Trump Jr.’s Russia Admissions — The Beginning of the End...

Amid Donald Trump Jr.'s admissions of possible collusion with Russia over its interference in the 2016 US election, I spoke with BBC outlets, CNN,...

Podcast: The Geneva Talks and Syria’s Futile “Political Process”

The seventh round of Geneva political talks over Syria's conflict open on Tuesday, against the background of a first US-Russia "de-escalation" agreement, claiming to...

Podcast: Explaining Supreme Court’s Limited Permission for Trump’s “Muslim Ban”

On Monday, the Supreme Court gave Donald Trump some legal room --- and, more importantly, a badly-needed political victory --- when it partially lifted...

Podcasts: After Mosul and Destruction of the Caliphate, Is ISIS Finished?

Following the destruction of the Grand al-Nuri Mosque in Iraq's second city Mosul, I spoke with Austria's Radio FM4 and Monocle 24's The Briefing...

Podcast: Trump’s Cuba Maneuver

Last week the Trump Administration announced its retreat from Obama-era engagement on Cuba, re-imposing many of the 57-year-old restrictions that its predecessor had begun...

Podcast: Trump Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

I spoke with Monocle 24's The Daily on Thursday about the confirmation that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating Donald Trump as part...

Podcast: From Trump’s Threat v. Special Counsel to Sessions’ Testimony

Another far-from-normal Tuesday in Washington began with the revelation that Donald Trump is considering the dismissal of Robert Mueller, the special counsel for the...

Podcast: Will Saudi Arabia Step Back from Confrontation with Qatar?

Amid the furor over Saudi Arabia's breaking of relations with fellow Gulf state Qatar, I spoke with Monocle 24's The Briefing on Wednesday. After setting...

Podcast: Islamic State’s Last Stand in Iraq’s Mosul

Reports indicate that Islamic State fighters are taking up positions around the Grand al-Nuri Mosque --- from where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared...

Podcast: “Not Reliable Enough to Be President” — Trump Gives Intelligence...

Amid the furor over Donald Trump's disclosures of classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak, I joined German,...

Podcasts: Trump Fires Comey Over Trump-Russia Inquiry

University of Birmingham colleague Adam Quinn and I are speaking to a series of radio outlets about the sudden dismissal of FBI Director James...