Aug 11 • 34M

News - US-Iran Tension in the Gulf, Imran Khan Arrested, Ecuador Presidential Candidate Fernando Villavicencio Assassinated

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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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Your news roundup for the start of August…with Style. This week: climate collapse continues with heat records shattered and more of the Antarctic lost (0:35); the most recent leader of ISIS is killed in Syria (2:22) and Damascus agrees to open up humanitarian corridors (4:42); US-Saudi-Israel talks move along (6:59); in Iran news, the US deploys “deterrent” troops to the Red Sea (9:07) while Iran agrees to the release several US prisoners (12:09) and sees the Saudi embassy reopening in Tehran (15:05); the Azerbaijani blockade in Karbakh comes with warnings of humanitarian disaster (15:59); Imran Khan is again arrested in Pakistan as the country enters a presidential election amid reports of US involvement (19:14); an update of the situation in post-coup Niger (22:51); the Fano militia of the Amhara region of Ethiopia escalates the conflict with the government (26:03); presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio is assassinated in Ecuador (28:13); and a New Cold War update with US controls over the export of high tech products to China and limits on investment in Chinese tech (30:05), and some dismal numbers for China’s economy (31:21).

Recorded Thursday, August 10, 2023