Podcast / American Prestige / May 24, 2024

The Death of Ebrahim Raisi, the Rafah Offensive in Gaza, and Unrest in New Caledonia

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

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Death of Ebrahim Raisi, Rafah Offensive in Gaza, Unrest in New Caledonia | American Prestige
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On this episode of American Prestige, Danny and Derek return with the news roundup. This week: a Gaza update (0:35), three countries recognize Palestine (10:47), the ICC pursues arrest warrants (14:17), and an ICJ hearing wraps up (18:07); Yemeni Ansar Allah / Houthi forces down two US drones, plus the US admits its bombing campaigns have been futile (20:19); the death of Iranian president Embrahim Raisi (25:16); Taiwan inaugurates a new president and sees protests at the parliament while China conducts military drills nearby (27:38); protests and riots in France’s New Caledonia colony territory, prompting a visit from Macron (29:49); the US finally sets a date for withdrawing troops from Niger (33:52); Kenya’s William Ruto visits the US, with the former country’s mission to Haiti starting soon (34:40); an update on the Kharkiv offensive in Ukraine (36:58); and the UK schedules an election for July 4 (39:22).

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A Shiite Muslims holds a prayer bead and the photograph of late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi who died in a helicopter crash.

(AP Photo / Dar Yasin)

On this episode of American Prestige, we’re back with another news roundup with headlines from around the world. In our Gaza update this week (0:35), three countries recognize Palestine (10:47), the ICC pursues arrest warrants (14:17), and an ICJ hearing wraps up (18:07); Yemeni Ansar Allah/Houthi forces down two US drones, plus the US admits that its bombing campaigns have been futile (20:19); Iranian President Embrahim Raisi is killed in a helicopter crash (25:16); Taiwan inaugurates a new president and sees protests at the parliament, while China conducts military drills nearby (27:38); France’s New Caledonia colony territory is shaken by protests and riots, prompting a visit from Macron (29:49); the US finally sets a date for withdrawing troops from Niger (33:52); Kenya’s William Ruto visits the US, with the former country’s mission to Haiti starting soon (34:40); we have an update on the Kharkiv offensive in Ukraine (36:58); and the UK schedules an election for July 4 (39:22).

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The Ever-Evolving Espionage Act w/ Sam Lebovic | American Prestige
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On this episode of American Prestige, Sam Lebovic, professor of history at George Mason University, joins Danny and Derek for a look at the Espionage Act of 1917 and its use over the years. In this first part of the discussion, they explore the dominant ideologies at the time of its inception, its implementation in cases from Eugene Debs to Herbert Yardley, the law’s effect on whistle-blowing, America’s burgeoning “secrecy regime”, how the interpretation shifted from the early years of the Act’s existence, and more through World War II.

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Sam’s book is State of Silence: The Espionage Act and the Rise of America's Secrecy Regime.

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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.

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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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