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Interview 1070 – Christoph Germann on the Kyrgyzstan-US Rift

08/07/20151 Comment

James welcomes back to the program Christoph Germann of the New Great Game Round-up to discuss Kyrgyzstan’s recent decision to cancel a two decade old US cooperation treaty. We talk about the ostensible reason for this rift and what might really be behind it, as well as the ramifications of this cancelation for USAID and other US-led NGOs in the country.

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Interview 1064 – The BFP Roundtable Tackles ISIS v. Al Qaeda

07/03/201514 Comments

On this episode we are joined by BFP contributors James Corbett and Christoph Germann for a discussion of the US Deep State’s role in creating ISIS, its evolution, and the possible end of Al Qaeda. The three of us explore the idea of “moderate” Al Qaeda members speaking out against ISIS, and their attempts to save the dying Al Qaeda brand. We also discuss how ISIS has changed the rules of terrorism by ushering in a new level of violence that is devoid of any real political ideology, touching on the notion that they are merely a place holder for some other new form of jihadi movement yet to emerge, and then finish off the conversation by looking at recent geopolitical developments in Central Asia and how these nations are dealing with the threat that ISIS presents.

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Interview 972 – Financial Survival: Central Asia, Graveyard of Empires?

12/04/20140 Comments

This week on Financial Survival, James and Alfred discuss the strife, conflict and geostrategy in Central Asia. Is it random violence, or part of a plan? Why does the US want to dominate the region, and can they survive the Afghan graveyard of empires? Is war inevitable or merely a useful tool for the powers that shouldn’t be? Find out this and much more in this week’s lively discussion.

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Gladio B and the Battle for Eurasia (video)

12/03/20140 Comments

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An Introduction to Gladio B – James Corbett on Breaking The Set

11/06/20130 Comments

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Terror in Central Asia: NATO’s Great Game

03/14/20137 Comments

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The Globalization of War – GRTV Backgrounder

12/24/20110 Comments

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The Manas Question: Drugs, Revolution, and Terrorism

12/21/20110 Comments

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Interview 438 – Justin Burke

12/20/20110 Comments

Justin Burke, Managing Editor of the Eppy Award-winning Central Asia news website Eurasianet.org, joins us to discuss the importance of Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan to NATO’s supply chain for Afghanistan, its role in the Northern Distribution Network, and why it has been such a point of contention with the Kyrgyz people. We also discuss how the situation is likely to play out now that the latest president has affirmed his willingness to shut down the base.

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Interview 436 – Rick Rozoff

12/16/20110 Comments

Rick Rozoff of Stop NATO International joins us to discuss the scandal of the Manas Air Base, a facility in Kyrgyzstan that has been strategically important for the US in staging and transportation to supply its decade-long occupation of Afghanistan. We discuss the history of US-Kyrgyz relations, years-long rumblings from the Kyrgyz political establishment to kick the US out of Manas, its possible use as a drug-smuggling facility, and more. We also talk about the moves toward WWIII occurring across the South Asian and Greater Middle East region and what, if anything, can be done to stop it.

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