Ep 215 Turkey’s Geopolitical History & Role in the World Today feat Isa Blumi

Isa Blumi provides some historical background on Turkey and Ottoman empire, some more current history of Turkey and NATO and also an analysis of Turkey’s current involvement in the rising crisis between US/NATO and Russia in Ukraine. We also explore the role of Turkey’s president Erdogan and what it means when people say that he … Continue reading “Ep 215 Turkey’s Geopolitical History & Role in the World Today feat Isa Blumi”

Ep 193 Sudan and Red Sea Region feat Isa Blumi

Guest: Isa Blumi. We discuss the recent lifting of sanctions in Sudan, the development of the strategic Red Sea region and the  historical trends, wars, economic collapse, exploitation, violence and political engineering that led up to it as part of a much larger strategy and ambitions. In a bonus question we discuss the likelihood that … Continue reading “Ep 193 Sudan and Red Sea Region feat Isa Blumi”

Ep193EXTRA Empire Interrupted… Reset feat Isa Blumi

Listen on Patreon Guest: Isa Blumi. We discuss the recent lifting of sanctions in Sudan, the development of the strategic Red Sea region and the  historical trends, wars, economic collapse, exploitation, violence and political engineering that led up to it as part of a much larger strategy and ambitions. In this bonus question we discuss … Continue reading “Ep193EXTRA Empire Interrupted… Reset feat Isa Blumi”

Ep 180EXTRA Will China be the Savior of the Global South? feat Isa Blumi

LISTEN ON PATREON Guest: Isa Blumi. We talk about the current state of affairs in the gulf states and the region during the economic crisis and lockdowns for Covid19, the UAE-Israel deal, the evolution of situation in the Middle East, the war Yemen and the rivalry between Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and Turkey. We discuss … Continue reading “Ep 180EXTRA Will China be the Savior of the Global South? feat Isa Blumi”

Ep 64 Yemen War Big Picture & Media Narrative feat Isa Blumi

We continue our discussion with Dr. Isa Blumi, speaking to us from Sweden, about the war in Yemen including the battle for Hodeidah, the development of Horn of Africa and Red Sea coast  and the bigger picture this war reveals. We discuss the underlying existential battles between Gulf States, the political factions in the United … Continue reading “Ep 64 Yemen War Big Picture & Media Narrative feat Isa Blumi”

Ep 55 Imperial War, Gulf State Rivalry, Resources and Resistance in Yemen feat Isa Blumi

Joanne interviews Dr. Isa Blumi, an historian, an author and an Associate Professor at Stockholm University. His recent book Destroying Yemen: What Chaos in Arabia Tells Us about the World tells the story of the wars in Yemen but also “ultimately tells an even larger story of today’s political economy of global capitalism, development, and … Continue reading “Ep 55 Imperial War, Gulf State Rivalry, Resources and Resistance in Yemen feat Isa Blumi”

Ep 155 5 Years of War on Yemen & Coronavirus Crisis (Swapcast)

On this Foreign Policy Focus and Around the Empire swapcast, Kyle and Joanne discuss the five year anniversary of the US/Saudi/UAE war on Yemen. The anniversary has received almost no media coverage in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. It’s the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and makes Yemen extremely vulnerable to the coronavirus crisis. The … Continue reading “Ep 155 5 Years of War on Yemen & Coronavirus Crisis (Swapcast)”