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Does the US have a role in Syria? 11 MIN, 8 SEC

Bashar al-Assad attacks his own people with poison gas. Should President Trump leave U.S. troops in Syria or bring them home? Does he have a real policy to deal with the Middle East? We’ll get some unequivocal answers.


U.S. armored vehicle in Al-Hasakah, northeastern Syria. Photo credit: Qasioun News Agency.

Guests:
Gordon Adams, American University / Foreign Policy magazine (@Gadams1941)

The looming battle over internet privacy 39 MIN, 21 SEC

Mark Zuckerberg admits it. Users give Facebook their personal information without knowing how it’s going to be used. We’ll hear how massive amounts of free data generate billions in profit. Are the benefits of social media worth the risks? Does the loss of privacy open the door to abuse by government agencies as well as private interests?

Guests:
Michael Patrick Lynch, University of Connecticut (@plural_truth)
Yasha Levine, Russian-born investigative journalist and author (@yashalevine)
Tijmen Schep, Technology critic and privacy designer (@tijmenschep)

Design My Privacy

Tijmen Schep

CREDITS

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Devan Schwartz

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