Around The Empire

Around The Empire

Around the Empire podcast explores the massive apparatus of the American Empire. In-depth interviews, discussions. Hosted by Joanne Leon.

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May 19, 2022 71 min

Guest:  Peter Lee. We discuss two of Peter’s recent China Threat Report episodes titled Death By Oil: US Warplanning in the Pacific and The Escalation Solution with a focus on Taiwan. In a bonus segment, we talk about the escalation in Ukraine, timely catastrophes and why Peter now considers himself a “catastrophist”. 

Peter Lee has decades of experience in East Asia both as a businessman and as a writer. He produces Peter Lee’s ...

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Hosts: Joanne Leon and Kelley Lane. Guest: Sam Husseini. We talk about his recent article, Albright's Funeral -- The Sword and the Cross Come Together and more. In a bonus question, we talk about the convergence of neoliberal and neoconservative actors in the foreign policy establishment and the Biden administration. 

Sam Husseini is a Washington, DC metro based independent journalist who has been piercing through the establi...

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Guest: Peter Kuznick. We talk about the checkered history of relations between the United States and Russia (and the USSR). We talk about the book “The Untold History of the United States” including a second edition with some new chapters on more recent history. In a bonus question we talk about possible Russian revanchism and whether the Baltic states and other former USSR states in the region are now in danger if Russia begins t...

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Guest: Clare Daly and Mick Wallace. We talk to the Irish Members of the European Parliament who are now some of the most powerful anti-war voices heard around the world. We discuss the war in Ukraine, sanctions, flooding the war with more arms and how all of these things lead to more war and destruction, not peace. We disagree with taking sides in a situation that requires more nuance. In a bonus segment, we talk about the positio...

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Guest: Tom Luongo. We continue and update our conversation from Episode 229 Central Bank Wars about the financial war underlying the conflicts and crises around the world right now. We discuss the global financial infrastructure, LIBOR and it’s replacement, SOFR, the Federal Reserve, the great power wars, the hot war in Ukraine, and more. In a long bonus episode we talk about whether Russia and China are part of the Great Reset an...

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Guest: Dr. Jessica Rose. We talk about her work analyzing the VAERS database and more. Due to censorship issues, most of this episode will not be available on Youtube but the full episode is available on our other platforms. You can find those on aroundtheempire.com. 

Dr. Jessica Rose is a brilliant Canadian scientist with integrity. She is an immunologist and molecular biologist who has specialized in computational biology and th...

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Guest:  Jeffrey Carr. We talk about his experience working with the Ukraine Ministry of Defense cyber warfare team when the invasion began.

Jeffrey Carr has been an internationally-known cybersecurity adviser, author, and researcher since 2006. He has worked as a small business/entrepreneur in Russia for the CIA’s Open Source Center Eurasia Desk. He invented REDACT, the world’s first global R&D database and search engine to as...

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Kyle Anzalone (Conflicts of Interest) and Joanne Leon (Around the Empire). We talk about some global finance aspects of the ongoing hybrid war, the invasion of Ukraine and geopolitics. 

FOLLOW on Twitter: @KyleAnzalone_ and @Con_Interest and find Kyle and the Conflicts of Interest podcast at Libertarian Institute

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Guest: Iain Davis. We talk about his article titled: “Technocracy: The Operating System For The New International Rules-Based Order.” We discuss the western international rules-based order vs a new international laws based order proposed by China and Russia and the governing mechanism of  global technocracy. We also talk about global stakeholders, public-private partnerships, UN sustainable development goals, Agenda 21 and Agenda...

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Guest: Dr. Isa Blumi. A wide ranging discussion where we discuss the various wars within wars in Yemen and other areas. We talk about the turmoil in Lebanon, competition between the Gulf states, Europe’s gas supply and the gas fields in Eastern Mediterranean and more.

Dr. Isa Blumi is an historian, an author and Professor of Global History, Islamic World, Ottoman Empire, Yemen, Albania. His most recent Destroying Yemen: What Chaos...

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Guest: Mary Dejevsky. We talk about the recent communications between US, NATO and Russia with a realistic view of Russia and Ukraine. In a bonus segment we talk about why the UK establishment is hostile toward Russia. 

Mary Dejevsky is a veteran journalist and columnist, a former  foreign correspondent in Moscow, Paris, Washington and a special correspondent in China. She has written about the collapse of the USSR from inside Mos...

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Guest: Mark Sleboda. We talk about the likelihood of Russian intervention in Ukraine, the options available to them, and the overall situation with the standoff between NATO and Russia. 

Mark Sleboda is an International Affairs & Security Analyst, a US Navy veteran, a university lecturer and a foreign policy realist.

FOLLOW Mark on Twitter @MarkSleboda1 and look for his appearances on RT, Sputnik and other international ch...

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Swapcast with the hosts of Conflicts of Interest Podcast: Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman. We talk about the crisis in U.S.-Russian relations. This roundtable first covers Washington and NATO’s written responses to Moscow regarding last month’s Russian security proposals and then we discuss the threat of war, the potential scope of such a war, why Russia is likely no longer concerned about further U.S. sanctions, the role of CIA p...

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Guest: Hrvoje Morić, host of the Geopolitics and Empire podcast. About a week after the protests and unrest in Kazakhstan in early January, Hrvoje and I got together for a chat about the questions we still had about the situation and our skepticism about the immediate claims of color revolution. Some things have changed in the past two weeks since we recorded this but for me, many questions still remain. 

Hrvoje Morić is a podcast...

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Guest: Kit Klarenberg. Kit Klarenberg returns to the show, again with leaked documents related to information and psychological warfare. We discuss his Grayzone article titled: “Leaked files expose Syria psyops veteran astroturfing BreadTube star to counter Covid restriction critics.” In this case a state-sponsored influence operation was created to undermine critics of coronavirus policies and they’re covertly using at least one ...

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Guest: Jeffrey Kaye. We talk about his research and writing on the Korean War and the biological warfare that was waged. HIs work is based on years of experience and research including in depth research of the depositions by prisoners of war and other materials that required laborious and expensive efforts to obtain. In a bonus segment we talk about how the US biowarfare operations have changed since the offensive bioweapon progra...

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Guest: Teodrose Fikremariam. An in depth discussion of the civil war in Ethiopia. This is a swapcast with Kyle Anzalone of the Conflicts of Interest podcast. 

Teodrose Fikremarium, is the co-founder and editor of the Ghion Journal and host of video shows on the Ghion Journal channel. Originally from Ethiopia, he is a published author, a prolific writer, a consultant in the defense industry and a former community organizer and poli...

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Guest: Giorgio Cafiero. We talk about the upcoming elections in Libya, scheduled for December 24, 2021. The situation still remains chaotic and uncertain with just a few days left. To quote Giorgio in one of his recent articles: 

“Libya is at a delicate point in its history. The deeply fractured and divided North African country has the first round of presidential elections officially set for December 24, yet we do not know if the...

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Guest: Alex Krainer. After two years of pandemic response, there are new and interesting perspectives and ways to view Theranos through a new lens. We discuss Alex Krainer’s three-part article titled Theranos Scandal: The Real Story. In a bonus episode, we talk about how world wars have led to “great resets” in the past and whether our current situation signals that preparations for world changing wars are being made and who the ...

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Guests: Hosts of the ADVChina YouTube channel and podcast Winston Sterzel (aka Serpentza) and Matthew Tye (aka C-Milk/laowhy86) lived and traveled through most of China for more than a decade. They started a custom motorcycle business and did most of their traveling on those motorcycles and they produced two documentary films. Their video and podcast content (they have individual channels as well as the ADVChina channels) is broad...

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