Derek Davison

Derek Davison is a writer and analyst specializing in international affairs and US foreign policy. He is the publisher of the Foreign Exchanges newsletter, co-host of the American Prestige podcast, and former editor of LobeLog.

Palestinians in a destroyed residential area try to collect usable items under the rubble.

The Gaza War, Ansar Allah (Houthi) Attacks, and Russia Advancing in Ukraine The Gaza War, Ansar Allah (Houthi) Attacks, and Russia Advancing in Ukraine

This week on American Prestige, the latest news from around the world.

Feb 23, 2024 / American Prestige / Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison

A digital composite of a UFO flying above an urban park.

UFO Mythology, With David Halperin UFO Mythology, With David Halperin

On this episode of American Prestige, a discussion about the role of UFO sightings in politics and culture.

Feb 20, 2024 / American Prestige / Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison

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The Gaza War, Pakistan’s Election, and Venezuela-Guyana Tensions The Gaza War, Pakistan’s Election, and Venezuela-Guyana Tensions

On this episode of American Prestige, headlines from around the globe.

Feb 16, 2024 / American Prestige / Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner

Young men sell milk along the street in Juba.

The Problem With US Security Assistance to Africa  The Problem With US Security Assistance to Africa 

On this episode of American Prestige, Elizabeth Shackelford discusses US involvement across the continent.

Feb 13, 2024 / American Prestige / Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner

A crane lifts the wrecked car that has been targeted to kill the senior commander Abu Baqir al-Saadi of Popular Mobilization Forces (Al-Hashd al-Shaabi) in the eastern area of Al-Mashtal in Baghdad, Iraq, on February 7, 2024.

US Strikes in Iraq and a Humanitarian Disaster in Sudan US Strikes in Iraq and a Humanitarian Disaster in Sudan

On this news episode of American Prestige, headlines from around the globe.

Feb 9, 2024 / American Prestige / Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison

Don't Say Gay Bill Protest

The Queer State, With Samuel Huneke The Queer State, With Samuel Huneke

On this episode of American Prestige, a discussion on how queer politics and activism can engage in state power.

Feb 6, 2024 / American Prestige / Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner

US President Joe Biden speaks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on January 30, 2024, saying he had decided on a response to a deadly drone strike on US forces in Jordan but did not seek a wider war in the Middle East.

A Drone Strike on a US Base, Gaza Cease-Fire Talks, and Record US Weapons Sales A Drone Strike on a US Base, Gaza Cease-Fire Talks, and Record US Weapons Sales

On this episode of American Prestige, discussing this week's headlines from around the world.

Feb 2, 2024 / American Prestige / Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison

South African delegation members John Dugard, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, and Adila Hassimon prepare for today’s hearings of Israel’s point of view as South Africa has requested the International Court of Justice to indicate measures concerning alleged violations of human rights by Israel in the Gaza Strip on January 12, 2024, in The Hague, The Netherlands.

The ICJ Israel Case Explainer With Aslı Bâli The ICJ Israel Case Explainer With Aslı Bâli

On this episode of American Prestige, the legal definition of genocide, what was ordered in the ICJ ruling, and the court’s ability to enforce it.

Jan 30, 2024 / American Prestige / Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison

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Video Games, War, and Capitalism—With Adam Ganser and Michael Swaim Video Games, War, and Capitalism—With Adam Ganser and Michael Swaim

On this episode of the American Prestige podcast, a discussion on the confluence of history, US foreign policy, and capitalism in video games.

Jan 30, 2024 / American Prestige / Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly on September 22, 2023, in New York City.

Gaza War, Yemen Strikes, and Argentina Protests Gaza War, Yemen Strikes, and Argentina Protests

On this episode of American Prestige, discussion of the week’s news, from Qatar to Ukraine.

Jan 26, 2024 / American Prestige / Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison

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