Middle East expert Joshua Landis returns to the show to discuss the recent summit in Istanbul, Europe’s move to join the Astana process, the war in Syria, the Khashoggi Affair and the forces aligning against the current US foreign policy in the MidEast.
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Analyst and writer Tom Luongo returns to the show to talk about the economic and geopolitical implications of the current hybrid war between the US and Turkey and the broader war around it. We discuss the collapse of the Turkish Lira, dollar-denominated debt, how currency wars work, and the inertia of markets and traders. We also delve into the geopolitical lead up to this crisis — Turkey’s role in the Syrian war and a failed coup — both of which led to realignments and new allies that might result in an unusual rescue. Will Turkey employ a Russian formula for surviving sanctions and currency crises? Will it lead to an exit from NATO? Or will the old guard, Cold Warrior foreign policy establishment bring a defiant Erdogan back into the fold one more time?
Tom is former research chemist and a current staunch libertarian. His specialty is markets analysis informed by geopolitics. Tom currently publishes his blog, Gold Goats ‘n Guns along with a monthly investment newsletter focused on geopolitics, commodities and cryptocurrencies. His work is also featured regularly on sites like Zerohedge, Strategic Culture Foundation and Investing.com. FOLLOW Tom @TFL1728. Find his work at Gold, Goats ‘n Guns, Steemit and on YouTube.
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Recorded on August 14, 2018. Music by Fluorescent Grey.
- Lira Collapse To Jump The Mediterranean, Tom Luongo, ZeroHedge
- BRICTS: Turkey Is Getting Off The US Reservation, Tom Luongo, ZeroHedge
- Five Pillars of Debt Default, Tom Luongo, Gold, Goats n Guns
- Turkey’s president: US waging economic war against Turkey, Associated Press
- Losing Faith Fast, Istanbul Merchants Throw in Towel on the Lira, Bloomberg
- Erdogan: How Turkey Sees the Crisis With the U.S., New York Times Op-Ed
In this bonus episode (a bonus episode for patrons, 30 minute preview free to the public), Dan and Joanne talk about the growing conflict with Iran, the impact of Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran deal and the severe escalation in the Syrian war that began just hours after that withdrawal.
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Recorded on May 11, 2018. Music by Fluorescent Grey.
Time for Europe to Join the Resistance, Spiegel, by Klaus Brinkbäumer