Iran, the U.S., and the bomb

In this episode I spoke to Gregory Brew, deputy editor of the Texas National Security Review and a historian of U.S.-Iranian relations, about U.S. relations with Iran. We talked about the deeper history of the relationship, what drove policy during the Trump administration, and the role that oil plays in the broader U.S. stance inContinue reading “Iran, the U.S., and the bomb”

Trump vs. the election

Ever since it became obvious that Joe Biden won the election, Donald Trump and the Republicans have been trying to overturn the will of the people and secure another term for their own party. Their efforts have amounted to an all-out assault on America’s electoral democracy. How did one of the two main parties giveContinue reading “Trump vs. the election”

The not-so-special relationship

The British relationship with America has long been known, at least in Britain, as “the special relationship”. But the election of Joe Biden has the British political class, particularly those most committed to Brexit, nervous. After four years of frequent praise and encouragement – if not much actual concrete assistance – from Donald Trump, theyContinue reading “The not-so-special relationship”

Watching the election results like a pro (bonus)

It’s election day! You’ve probably heard a lot of confusing things about the election tonight, including that we’re not likely to know the results for days and weeks. But as this short bonus episode explains, that’s not necessarily true. If you know how to interpret the results like a pro, then there’s a good chanceContinue reading “Watching the election results like a pro (bonus)”