Background Briefing with Ian Masters

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

Background Briefing goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard elsewhere in American media. Background Briefing features international and national news, expert guests, policymakers, and critics offering analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural, and social issues. backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

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May 21, 2024 53 mins
Finally we are Learning More About Saudi State Involvement Behind the 9/11 Attacks | An Investigation Into What Sadly Appears to be the Next Frontier of Warfare, Space backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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Does the Death of Iran's President Open a Path for the Son of Ayatollah Khamenei to Succeed His Ailing Father? | Netanyahu Has Biden Torn Between Supporting Israel and Not Losing the Youth Vote | The Unholy Trinity of Far-Right Texas Leadership; Abbott, Patrick and Paxton backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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The Insurrectionists on the Supreme Court Exposed | The Texas Governor Frees a Racist Killer to Please Tucker Carlson | Have Criminals Taken Over Mexico's Elections? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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The Murky Ties to the Poet and Would-be Assassin of Slovakia's PM Robert Fico | At their 40th Meeting, Xi and Putin Pledge to Deepen Defense and Military Ties | Trump's Lawyer Attacks Michael Cohen as a Liar Even Though Trump's Fixer Lied in the Service of the Liar-in-Chief backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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The Party of Law and Order Now Embraces Lawlessness as the GOP Speaker Trashes the Rule of Law to Please the Scofflaw-in-Chief | The Setbacks the Ukrainian Military is Suffering as a Result of Trump's 6 Month Delay of U.S. Arms and Ammunition | What is Behind the Rise in Food Prices as a Few Monopolies Gouge the Public and Farmers While Protected by the Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/...
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Mike Johnson Personifies the Staggering Hypocrisy of the "Christian" Right | Is the New York Trial Hurting Trump Who is Polling Ahead in all Swing States But Wisconsin? | The Mainstreaming of America's Neo-Nazi Movement and the Potential for Violence in the Election backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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In Paying Off A Porn Star For Her Silence Trump Tells Cohen to "Just do it!" | Georgia's Billionaire-Owned Government Passes a Kremlin-Style Law Although the Vast Majority Want to Join the EU | Neo-Nazis, Christian Nationalists and Proud Boys Were in the Pro-Israel Mob at UCLA Claiming to Fight Antisemitism backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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As Ukraine Faces a Long War, Will the US and NATO be There and Is There Any Hope of a Peace Deal? | The FTC Goes After Corporate Greed and AIPAC Goes After a January 6 Hero backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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The Israeli Public's Support for Continuing the War and Netanyahu's Defiant Response to Biden | Trump's Wildly Inflated Ego Takes a Beating as Stormy Daniels Belittles Trump's Sexual Prowess | Will the Slapdown 359 to 43 Vote Deter "Moscow Marge" From Fomenting Further Chaos in the House? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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Trump's Delaying Tactic is Working as 3 of the 4 Trials He's Facing Will Likely Not be Heard Before the Election | Following His 5th Inauguration, Putin Is Now Called "Imperator", the Formal Title For the Russian Tsars | Student Protests in the Age of the New McCarthyism Host: Ian Masters Producer: Graham FitzGibbon Assistant Producer: Evan Green
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Israel Joins Peace Talks in Cairo Amid IDF Escalation in Gaza | Strengthening the Laws of War as Non-combatants Die in Gaza and Ukraine | Brazen Examples of Foreign Governments Buying US Senators and Congressmen backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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The Gaza Impasses With Hamas Wanting a Permanent Ceasefire and Israel a Temporary One | A Possible Change in the US's Israel/Palestinian Policy as Grassroots and Student Protests Ended Support For South Africa's Apartheid Regime | Russia Announces Drills For the Use of Tactical Nukes Ahead of Putin's Inauguration Tomorrow backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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The House Speaker Uses an Antisemitic Trope Blaming George Soros as he Launches Hearings on Anti Semitism on Campuses | The Role of Right Wing, Christian Zionist and MAGA Provocateurs in Campus Violence | Models of Dialogue and Deescalation as Outside Opportunists Stoke Violence on Campuses backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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On the Brink of the Ethnic Cleansing of Gaza as Ceasefire Talks Are Deadlocked | The DEA's Decriminalization of Marijuana as Too Little Too Late | Could a Change in DEA Policy Revive California's Troubled Marijuana Industry? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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A Pro-Israel Mob Invades the UCLA Campus to Beat up Pro-Palestinian Students While the Police Look On | Assessing the Flaws and Exploring the Fixes to a Constitution That is Failing Americans As Fascism Threatens Our Democracy Host: Ian Masters Producer: Graham FitzGibbon Assistant Producer: Evan Green
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As Campus Protests Intensify and Spread, Northwestern University Serves as a Model For Deescalation | The Disturbingly Accurate Analogies Between Hitler's Rise to Power and Trump's Threat to Democracy backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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The Weaponization of Anti Semitism Against Students Protesting on American Campuses | The Strength of the Only Trial That May End Up Holding Trump to Account Before the Election | Elections Underway in the World's Largest Democracy and the Dark Side Modi's India backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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The House and Senate Moves to Strip Non-Profit Status From Foundations That Support Palestinian Causes | The Damage the Supreme Court is Doing to the Rule of Law by Making Trump Above the Law | Biden's Reelection Chances According to a Prediction System That Has Got Every Presidential Election Right Since 1984 backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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More Special Treatment of Trump by the Supreme Court | Implications of Biden's TikTok Ban | The Enduring Relationship Between the Far-Right and Conservative Movements of "Responsible" and "Respectable" Republicans backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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Supreme Court Anti-Abortion Ideologues Threaten Access to Emergency Care | The Search For Diplomatic Openings as the War in Ukraine Escalates | Trump's Republican Party Makes it Clear the GOP Would Rather Cheat Than Compete Host: Ian Masters Producer: Graham FitzGibbon Assistant Producer: Evan Green
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