Geopolitics with Ryan Dawson- Episode 12: Africa Blowback & “Why the Enemy of Your Enemy is Not Your Friend”
Monday, 4. February 2013
Ryan Dawson Presents Dr. Stephen Zunes
Dr. Stephen Zunes is a Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, where he chairs the program in Middle Eastern Studies. He is the author of several books including Western Sahara: War Nationalism& Conflict Irresolution Today we discuss the US and NATO’s cascading series of blowback-disasters from Libya to Mali to Algeria and why “the enemy of your enemy is not your friend.” They’re just your future enemy. The conflict in Mali kick started nearly a year ago with a coup in March of 2012. One policy reaction after another fumbled in the face of the US’s own Frankensteins which it created through poorly thought out intervention in North Africa. So what is happening now, and could this conflict grow further? Is France painting a target on itself? How much is gold a factor? Tune in.
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