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Aleppo ceasefire a total failure and the killing resumes 6 MIN, 32 SEC

The latest ceasefire in Eastern Aleppo has been broken by artillery fire, delaying once more the evacuation of medical staff and civilians, including children. At yesterday’s Security Council meeting, the US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, publicly called out Syria, Russia and Iran by name.

Borzou Daragahi, Middle East correspondent for Buzzfeed News, joins us from Istanbul with an update.

Guests:
Borzou Daragahi, BuzzFeed News (@borzou)

The US and Russia: Another re-set? 35 MIN, 14 SEC

Donald Trump has publicly scorned the CIA for claiming that Russia tried to help him get elected. But the disagreement's much deeper than that. Trump has picked a national security team with close ties to Vladimir Putin, who intelligence agents -- and many Republicans -- insist is up to no good. How much do they really know about that, and when did they know it? Is Trump's hand of friendship a lucky accident for Putin, whose real goal is a divided Europe? We look at the long-term threat to the Atlantic Alliance, national security and the global balance of power.

Guests:
John Schindler, New York Observer (@20committee)
Andrew S. Weiss, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (@andrewsweiss)
Edward Lozansky, American University in Moscow (@EdwardLozansky)
Ivo Daalder, Chicago Council on Global Affairs (@ivohdaalder)
Péter Krekó, Indiana University / Political Capital Institute

More:
Schindler on Trump's declaration of war on the US intelligence community
Lozansky on need for US, Russia, China to join hands for security, prosperity, peace
New York Times on how Russia aimed a perfect weapon at the US elction

UN drops Wonder Woman as honorary ambassador 7 MIN, 31 SEC

In October, Public Information Officer Cristina Gallach announced at United Nations Headquarters in New York, "It is now my pleasure to designate Wonder Woman as the honorary ambassador of the United Nations for the empowerment of women and girls."


DC Comics' Wonder Woman

But now, Wonder Woman has been cashiered as the symbol of women’s empowerment at the UN. A petition signed by 600 UN staff members describes the new ambassador as "A large-breasted white woman of impossible proportions, scantily clad in a shimmery, thigh-baring body suit with an American flag motif and knee-high boots." According to the petition, Wonder Woman is "not an appropriate spokeswoman for gender equity at the UN." Somini Sengupta covers the UN for the New York Times.

Guests:
Somini Sengupta, New York Times (@SominiSengupta)

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