Aug 18 • 32M

News - Niger Intervention Looms, Argentina Presidential Primary, Russian Ruble Troubles

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American Prestige
A podcast from Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison that provides listeners with everything they need to know about what’s going on in the world.
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Leading the world in “Derek” podcasts, it’s the great Derek Davison (and Danny) with the news. This week: Saudia Arabia hits a speed bump in attempts to normalize with Israel (0:31) while the Kingdom continues successful talks with Iran (2:47); details emerge from the US-Iran prisoner swap (4:22); the DPRK ramps up activity in its defense industry (7:10) while claiming the American soldier who recently defected was disillusioned (9:14); an update on the Sudan conflict (11:26); promising developments collapse over the weekend as Niger braces for ECOWAS intervention (13:08); the Russian ruble crashes (16:20); an update on the Ukraine counteroffensive (19:04); a strong showing by far-right candidate Javier Milei in the Argentinian presidential primary (23:03); and a New Cold War update featuring Biden hosting a summit with South Korea and Japan (27:55) and new polling on US animosity toward China (29:26).

Recorded Thursday, August 17, 2023