Podcast / American Prestige / Apr 5, 2024

The IDF Kills More Aid Workers and Hit IRGC Officers in Damascus— Moscow Suffers Terror Attack

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

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IDF Kills More Aid Workers, IRGC Hit in Damascus, & a Moscow Terror Attack | American Prestige
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On this week's news episode of American Prestige, Derek and Danny return with the news. This week: In Gaza, the IDF kills members of the World Central Kitchen organization (0:31), Biden follows up with Netanyahu (6:18), more reports on the IDF’s AI targeting systems (10:35), and more; Israeli airstrikes hit Iranian IRGC officers in Syria (20:59); a drone strike in Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw (25:04); the DPRK/North Korea tests a hypersonic missile (26:51); the results of Senegal’s election (29:01); Somalia expels the Ethiopian ambassador (31:02); a terrorist attack in Moscow (32:43); NATO discusses a Ukraine fund (35:27); a UN update on displacement in Haiti (38:42); and a New Cold War update featuring a Biden-Xi phone call (41:28).

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Vigil for a Polish aid worker killed in Gaza by Israeli airstrike, held on April 4, 2024.

Vigil for a Polish aid worker killed in Gaza by Israeli airstrike, held on April 4, 2024.

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On this week’s news episode of American Prestige: In Gaza, the IDF kills members of the World Central Kitchen organization (0:31); Biden follows up with Netanyahu (6:18); and we have more reports on the IDF’s AI targeting systems (10:35), and more; Israeli air strikes hit Iranian IRGC officers in Syria (20:59); a drone strike targets Myanmar’s capital, Naypyidaw (25:04); the DPRK/North Korea tests a hypersonic missile (26:51); the results of Senegal’s election are in (29:01); Somalia expels the Ethiopian ambassador (31:02); Moscow suffers a terrorist attack (32:43); NATO discusses a Ukraine fund (35:27); we also have a UN update on displacement in Haiti (38:42), and a New Cold War update featuring a Biden-Xi phone call (41:28).

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Origins of American Empire in the Asia-Pacific Region with Stuart Rollo | American Prestige
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We all know about the United States’ deep commercial ties with China in this day and age, but has this been the case since America’s inception?

On this episode of American Prestige, hosts Danny and Derek are joined by Stuart Rollo, postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney, for a discussion of his book Terminus: Westward Expansion, China, and the End of American Empire. The group examines the United States’ imperial evolution alongside China’s parallel trajectory, considering the (sometimes oblique) role of China in major US conflicts, domestic Chinese milestones’ effect on the US-China dynamic, the watershed change in their trade relations in the 1970s, and how America is trying to manage its current imperial decline.

Note: Stuart was unfortunately ill with Covid when recording this episode, but said that the show must go on!

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Daniel Bessner

Daniel Bessner is an historian of US foreign relations, and cohost of American Prestige, a podcast on international affairs.

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, cohost of the American Prestige podcast, and former editor of LobeLog.

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