Ep 260 Intel Influence Operations and British Leadership feat Kit Klarenberg

Hosts: Joanne Leon and Dan Wright. We had a long and fascinating discussion with Kit Klarenberg about his recent report “Operation Surprise: leaked emails expose secret intelligence coup to install Boris Johnson”  and his latest report “Leaked emails expose UK Home Secretary Priti Patel’s connection to MI6-style ‘research and influence operation’”. We also talked about the parallels in American and global politics, Julian Assange and a variety of other subjects. 

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Ep 259 War Planning in the Pacific feat Peter Lee

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Guest:  Peter Lee. We discuss two of Peter’s recent China Threat Report episodes titled Death By Oil: US Warplanning in the Pacific and The Escalation Solution with a focus on Taiwan. In a bonus segment, we talk about the escalation in Ukraine, timely catastrophes and why Peter now considers himself a “catastrophist”. 

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Ep 259EXTRA The Catastrophist feat Peter Lee

Ep 259EXTRA The Catastrophist feat Peter Lee

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Guest:  Peter Lee. We discuss two of Peter’s recent China Threat Report episodes titled Death By Oil: US Warplanning in the Pacific and The Escalation Solution with a focus on Taiwan. In a bonus segment, we talk about the escalation in Ukraine, timely catastrophes and why Peter now considers himself a “catastrophist”. 

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Ep 258 The Sword and Cross at Albright’s Funeral feat Sam Husseini

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Hosts: Joanne Leon and Kelley Lane. Guest: Sam Husseini. We talk about his recent article, Albright’s Funeral — The Sword and the Cross Come Together and more. In a bonus question, we talk about the convergence of neoliberal and neoconservative actors in the foreign policy establishment and the Biden administration. 

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Ep 258EXTRA Albright’s Circle:  Neoliberal – Neoconservative Convergence feat Sam Husseini

Ep 258EXTRA Albright’s Circle:  Neoliberal - Neoconservative Convergence feat Sam Hussein

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Hosts: Joanne Leon and Kelley Lane. Guest: Sam Husseini. We talk about his recent article, Albright’s Funeral — The Sword and the Cross Come Together and more. In a bonus question, we talk about the convergence of neoliberal and neoconservative actors in the foreign policy establishment and the Biden administration. 

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Ep 257  Checkered Relations of US and Russia Through History feat Peter Kuznick

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Guest: Peter Kuznick. We talk about the checkered history of relations between the United States and Russia (and the USSR). We talk about the book “The Untold History of the United States” including a second edition with some new chapters on more recent history. In a bonus question we talk about possible Russian revanchism and whether the Baltic states and other former USSR states in the region are now in danger if Russia begins to feel threatened by NATO activity in those states and in the context of the current invasion of Ukraine.

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Ep 257EXTRA  Russian Revanchism? feat Peter Kuznick

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Guest: Peter Kuznick. We talk about the checkered history of relations between the United States and Russia (and the USSR). We talk about the book “The Untold History of the United States” including a second edition with some new chapters on more recent history. In a bonus question we talk about possible Russian revanchism and whether the Baltic states and other former USSR states in the region are now in danger if Russia begins to feel threatened by NATO activity in those states and in the context of the current invasion of Ukraine.

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Ep 256 Clare Daly & Mick Wallace: The Anti-war Voices Heard Around the World

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Guest: Clare Daly and Mick Wallace. We talk to the Irish Members of the European Parliament who are now some of the most powerful anti-war voices heard around the world. We discuss the war in Ukraine, sanctions, flooding the war with more arms and how all of these things lead to more war and destruction, not peace. We disagree with taking sides in a situation that requires more nuance. In a bonus segment, we talk about the position of neutrality taken by Ireland and how this status is constantly under pressure. 

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Ep 256EXTRA Ireland Neutrality feat Clare Daly and Mick Wallace

Ep 256EXTRA Ireland Neutrality feat Clare Daly and Mick Wallace

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Guest: Clare Daly and Mick Wallace. We talk to the Irish Members of the European Parliament who are now some of the most powerful anti-war voices heard around the world. We discuss the war in Ukraine, sanctions, flooding the war with more arms and how all of these things lead to more war and destruction, not peace. We disagree with taking sides in a situation that requires more nuance. In this bonus segment, we talk about the position of neutrality taken by Ireland and how this status is constantly under pressure. 

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Ep 255 It’s a Financial War feat Tom Luongo

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Guest: Tom Luongo. We continue and update our conversation from Episode 229 Central Bank Wars about the financial war underlying the conflicts and crises around the world right now. We discuss the global financial infrastructure, LIBOR and it’s replacement, SOFR, the Federal Reserve, the great power wars, the hot war in Ukraine, and more. In a long bonus episode we talk about whether Russia and China are part of the Great Reset and “in on it”, so to speak, taking into consideration some arguments from both sides of that question. And more.

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Ep 255EXTRA Russia, China and the Great Reset feat Tom Luongo

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Guest: Tom Luongo. We continue and update our conversation from Episode 229 Central Bank Wars about the financial war underlying the conflicts and crises around the world right now. We discuss the global financial infrastructure, LIBOR and it’s replacement, SOFR, the Federal Reserve, the great power wars, the hot war in Ukraine, and more. In a long bonus episode we talk about whether Russia and China are part of the Great Reset and “in on it”, so to speak, taking into consideration some arguments from both sides of that question. And more.

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Ep 254 Analyzing VAERS: The Unacceptable Interview feat Jessica Rose

Ep 254 Analyzing VAERS: The Unacceptable Interview feat Jessica Rose

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Guest: Dr. Jessica Rose. We talk about her work analyzing the VAERS database and more. Due to censorship issues, most of this episode will not be available on Youtube but the full episode is available on our other platforms. You can find those on aroundtheempire.com. 

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Ep 253 D-Day in Kyiv feat Jeffrey Carr

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Guest:  Jeffrey Carr. We talk about his experience working with the Ukraine Ministry of Defense cyber warfare team when the invasion began.

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Ep252 Global Finance & Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine (Swapcast)

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Kyle Anzalone (Conflicts of Interest) and Joanne Leon (Around the Empire). We talk about some global finance aspects of the ongoing hybrid war, the invasion of Ukraine and geopolitics. 

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