With 15 years of experience working in both the U.S. government and Washington DC think tank world, Reza Marashi breaks down American foreign policy, the lack of diplomatic engagement and military restraint that is guiding it, the cast of characters that are making this unsustainable problem worse, and how all of this is firmly not in the national interest of the United States.
Nuclear Programs, Negotiations, and Naivety - Episode 12
Saturday 07 March 2020
: This week, Reza breaks down why advocates of abandoning the Iran nuclear deal now own the consequences, how America can help shape a peace...
Pandemics, Politics, and Peace - Episode 11
Friday 28 February 2020
: This week, Reza breaks down Trump's dangerous response to the Corona Virus, why it's bananas for the DC establishment to criticize Bernie...
Realpolitik and Refugees - Episode 10
Thursday 20 February 2020
: This week, Reza breaks down the lack of action against China running modern-day concentration camps, how the Trump administration is now...
Hostage-Taking and Peace-Making - Episode 9
Thursday 13 February 2020
: This week, Reza breaks down how Trump is militarizing U.S. foreign policy, how our intelligence agencies contradict Trump's foreign policy,...
Dismissing Diplomacy and Wandering Into War - Episode 8
Thursday 06 February 2020
: This week, Reza breaks down fallacious arguments against U.S. military withdrawals from the Middle East, why today's drift toward war with...
Sanctions, Syria, and Selling Out - Episode 7
Thursday 30 January 2020
: This week, Reza breaks down why sanctions cause medicine shortages in Iran, why our Syria policy is misguided, and why Trump's "Deal of the...
Diplomatic Malpractice and Endless War - Episode 6
Thursday 23 January 2020
: This week, Reza breaks down why the Trump administration is scared of Iran's foreign minister, why Saudi Arabia continues to do outrageous...
Perfidious Policymaking and Extorting Europe - Episode 5
Thursday 16 January 2020
: This week, Reza breaks down the Trump administration's shifting rationale for killing Qassem Soleimani, the questions that regime change...
America and Iran (Almost) Go to War - Episode 4
Thursday 09 January 2020
: This week, Reza gives the people a special episode dedicated to breaking down the Trump Administration killing Iranian Major General Qassem...
Truth Bombs and Temper Tantrums - Episode 3
Thursday 19 December 2019
: This week, Reza breaks down why chemicals weapons use in Syria is being questioned, why Saudi Arabia acts like a spoiled brat, and why the...
Prisoner Swaps and Political Turbulence - Episode 2
Thursday 12 December 2019
: This week, Reza breaks down why the recent US-Iran prisoner swap is a victory for diplomacy that Trump should replicate, why reports of...
Mayhem In The Middle East - Episode 1
Thursday 05 December 2019
: This week, Reza breaks down why Saudi Arabia has become a liability to American interests, how Israel has misplayed its hand with Trump, and...