The Crisis Next Door

The Crisis Next Door

The Crisis Next Door

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A weekly look at global conflicts that are shaping the future of the world. Host Jason Brooks will be interviewing experts and analysts to provide insight as to why these conflicts matter to everyone.
  1. January 31, 2022
    21 min
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    Russia And Ukraine On The Brink
    Russia is poised for a full scale invasion of Ukraine, and it could come within weeks if not days.      To get an idea of the stakes at hand, The Crisis Next Door host Jason Brooks talks with Michael Kofman, Di…
  2. August 16, 2021
    14 min
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    Kabul Falls
    It took a week for the Taliban to sweep across Afghanistan and take control of the country following the U.S. withdrawal.  The Crisis Next Door host Jason Brooks examines the ramifications with  Ian Bremmer, Pr…
  3. May 13, 2021
    20 min
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    Rockets Over Israel
    Israel and Hamas are engaged in their heaviest fighting in seven years, with Palestinian rocket barrages striking deep into Israel while the IDF pounds Gaza in response.   The Crisis Next Door host Jason Brooks…
  4. April 27, 2021
    23 min
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    Syrian Lessons For America
    The U-S presence in Syria has been scaled back in recent years, but troops remain on the ground in Syria as the civil war slogs on.  Russia remains the main power broker in Syria, and the U-S would be wise to p…
  5. April 13, 2021
    25 min
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    Russia Masses Its Forces Against Ukraine
    The war in eastern Ukraine has grinded on for seven years with no signs of slowing, and now Russia appears ready for a knockout blow as it mobilizes troops along its border with Ukraine.  The Crisis Next Door h…
  6. April 01, 2021
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    Myanmar's Military Mess
    Myanmar's military is engaged in battles with protesters following coup this year, and that's on top of the military's ongoing persecution of the Rohingya.The Crisis Next Door host Jason Brooks talks about it w…
  7. March 16, 2021
    29 min
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    Turkey And Iran On A Collision Course
    Turkey and Iran are increasingly butting heads over Syria, Iraq and now in the Caucasus.  Will these two regional powers find themselves embroiled in direct arms conflict with each other?  The Crisis Next Door…
  8. February 16, 2021
    22 min
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    Biden's China Bid
    America's relationship with China will set the tone for much of the world in the coming years, a relationship now in the hands of President Joe Biden.The Crisis Next Door host Jason Brooks talks about those cha…
  9. January 07, 2021
    10 min
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    America's Reckoning With The Far Right
    America this week witnessed events never seen before, far right mobs storming the nation's Capitol in support of President Donald Trump, waiving Confederate flags, and leaving a trail of violence and death.   H…
  10. December 08, 2020
    23 min
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    Iranian Nuclear Ambitions Take A Hit
    The assassination of Iran's top nuclear scientist is a blow to the Islamic Regime on several levels.      The Crisis Next Door Host Jason Brooks talks about what it means with Alireza Nader, Senior Fellow at th…
  11. November 19, 2020
    16 min
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    Ethiopia's Agony
    One of the most fragile regions in the world is being threatened with the sudden war in Ethiopia.  The Crisis Next Door host Jason Brooks talks about what started the fighting and what it means for the Horn of…
  12. November 02, 2020
    28 min
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    The Rising Threat Of White Supremacists
    The Department of Homeland Security now believes white supremacist groups are a bigger domestic terrorism threat than ISIS and Al-Qaeda.  How have they gotten so powerful, and who are they?       In my latest p…
  13. October 28, 2020
    20 min
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    Should The U-S Stay Or Go In The Middle East
    The U-S experience in the Middle East has been costly and painful since the 2003 Iraq invasion and many across the political spectrum in America want the country to leave the region for good.  Is that the right…
  14. September 30, 2020
    20 min
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    Armenia And Azerbaijan Threaten All Out War
    The old rivals in the Caucasus are hitting each other hard over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, with heavy casualties on both sides. The Crisis Next Door host Jason Brooks gets into what sparked this f…
  15. September 30, 2020
    20 min
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    Armenia And Azerbaijan Threaten All Out War
    The old rivals in the Caucasus are hitting each other hard over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, with heavy casualties on both sides. The Crisis Next Door host Jason Brooks gets into what sparked this f…
  16. September 10, 2020
    21 min
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    Israel And The UAE: New Besties
    2020 continues to provide surprises, the latest being the peace agreement reached between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.  Each gains a powerful ally, while raising eyebrows across the Middle East.  I talk…
  17. September 10, 2020
    21 min
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    Israel And The UAE: New Besties
    2020 continues to provide surprises, the latest being the peace agreement reached between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.  Each gains a powerful ally, while raising eyebrows across the Middle East.  I talk…
  18. August 25, 2020
    23 min
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    Belarus Erupts
    Decades of authoritarian rule could be coming to an end in Belarus, as millions of people protest the regime of Alexander Lukashenko.  How far will he go to stay in power?The Crisis Next Door host Jason Brooks…
  19. August 25, 2020
    23 min
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    Belarus Erupts
    Decades of authoritarian rule could be coming to an end in Belarus, as millions of people protest the regime of Alexander Lukashenko.  How far will he go to stay in power?The Crisis Next Door host Jason Brooks…
  20. August 05, 2020
    24 min
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    Ethiopian Dreams A Potential Nightmare For Egypt
    Ethiopia is realizing a long time goal of damming the Blue Nile, creating the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. But for Egypt and Sudan down river, alarm bells are ringing over the loss of control over their pri…

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