The John Batchelor Show

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By: John Batchelor

The John Batchelor Show is a hard news-analysis radio program on current events, world history, global politics and natural sciences. Based in New York City for two decades, the show has travelled widely to report, from the Middle East to the South Caucasus to the Arabian Peninsula and East Asia.

China retreats. Gregory Copley, @Gregory_Copley
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China retreats.  Gregory Copley, @Gregory_Copley AUKUS Smashing Success Already.


Australia goes nuke. Gregory Copley, @Gregory_Copley.
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1/2   Australia goes nuke.  Gregory Copley, @Gregory_Copley.  AUKUS Smashing Success Already.  AUKUS Smashing Success Already.


2/2 German Elections and Paris. @Judy_Dempsey.
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2/2   German Elections and Paris. @Judy_Dempsey.
Judy Dempsey is a nonresident senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of the Strategic Europe blog


1/2 After Afghanistan: Europe Lessons Not Learned. @Judy_Dempsey.
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1/2   After Afghanistan: Europe Lessons Not Learned. Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey.
Judy Dempsey is a nonresident senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of the Strategic Europe blog.


Who knew the Taliban celebrates cricket? @Tunku Varadarajan @WSJOpinion
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Who knew the Taliban celebrates cricket? @Tunku Varadarajan @WSJOpinion


https://www.wsj.com/articles/cricket-ban-afghanistan-team-taliban-islamist-women-rights-sexism-misogyny-australia-11631568330?st=hi60fhwvfqjfrsn&reflink=article_email_share


Iran unafraid of IAEA or sanctions in run-up to UNGA and an Iran Deal. Behnam ben Taleblu, @FDD
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Iran unafraid of IAEA or sanctions in run-up to UNGA and an Iran Deal. Behnam ben Taleblu, @FDD

 https://apnews.com/article/europe-middle-east-iran-united-nations-tehran-cf7a0cde3774f261ff07eba978e266f4


Reuters
German police arrested a German-Iranian man suspected of exporting equipment to be used in Iran's nuclear and missile programs in breach of European Union sanctions, Germany's federal prosecutor said on Tuesday. Police searched 11 locations, including apartments and offices i...


Boris Johnson's "Global Britain" in search of a global mission in AUKUS. Anatol Lieven
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Boris Johnson's "Global Britain" in search of a global mission in AUKUS. Anatol Lieven

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/09/15/joint-leaders-statement-on-aukus/


Scheherazade Doha soothes the savage Taliban. Anatol Lieven @QuincyInst
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Scheherazade Doha soothes the savage Taliban. Anatol Lieven @QuincyInst

https://econ.st/3jYEawU 


Erin O'Toole to join AUkUS immediately upon election. @ConradMBlack HFN
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Today at 12:51 AM

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Erin O'Toole to join AUkUS immediately upon election. @ConradMBlack HFN


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/top-trudeau-rival-otoole-would-push-for-canada-to-join-us-uk-and-australia-security-alliance/ar-AAOwv2b


Ex-Im Bank for Stalin, William Bullitt, Cordell Hull, FDR: April, 1934 HFN
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Ex-Im Bank for Stalin, William Bullitt, Cordell Hull, FDR: April, 1934 HFN


Union Guy Gets a Seat on Ex-Im Board | National Review
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/belated-happy-labor-day-union-guy-gets-a-seat-on-ex-im-board/



What is AUKUS for China? @RichardFontaine @CNASDC
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Today at 12:42 AM

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What is AUKUS for China? @RichardFontaine @CNASDC

https://www.afr.com/policy/foreign-affairs/a-profound-move-for-both-canberra-and-washington-20210916-p58s5f?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nc&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1631761589   


What is AUKUS for the US? @RichardFontaine @CNASDC
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What is AUKUS for the US? @RichardFontaine @CNASDC

https://www.afr.com/policy/foreign-affairs/a-profound-move-for-both-canberra-and-washington-20210916-p58s5f?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nc&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1631761589   


#NewWorldReport: Peronistas stumble. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis
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#NewWorldReport: Peronistas stumble.  Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis


https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/argentinas-markets-rise-after-peronists-bruised-in-primary-vote-2021-09-13


#NewWorldReport: The Duelling Demonstrations of Bolsonaro and Lula da Silva. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis
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#NewWorldReport: The Duelling Demonstrations of Bolsonaro and Lula da Silva.  Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis


https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/07/world/americas/bolsonaro-brazil-protests.html


#NewWorldReport: Maduro on the march. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis GLXXG
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Today at 12:29 AM

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#NewWorldReport: Maduro on the march. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis GLXXG


https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/south-america/maduro-accuses-colombia-of-sabotaging-dialogue.html


#NewWorldReport: Colombia Border War. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis GLXXG
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#NewWorldReport: Colombia Border War. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis GLXXG

https://colombiareports.com/colombia-says-5-soldiers-killed-6-injured-in-guerrilla-attack/


In joyful memory of my colleague of decades, Professor of Politics Stephen F. Cohen (November 25, 1930- September 18, 2020): Lecture delivered at McCosh 10, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. December 10, 1983.
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Stephen Frand Cohen (1938 – 2020), American scholar of Russian studies.
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In joyful memory of my colleague of decades, Professor of Politics Stephen F. Cohen (November 25, 1930- September 18, 2020): Lecture delivered at McCosh 10, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. December 10, 1983.





#AfterAfghanistan: August 30, 2021, South Gate of the Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport, one story of an American citizen refused evacuation by the US. State Department and the US Army. Michael Yon. Locals.com/MichaelYon.
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Yesterday at 1:36 AM

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#AfterAfghanistan: August 30, 2021, South Gate of the Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport, one story of an American citizen refused evacuation by the US. State Department and the US Army.  Michael Yon. Locals.com/MichaelYon.



PRC building DF-41 silos quickly. Peter Huessy, director of Strategic Deterrent Studies of the Mitchell Institute of the Air Force Association. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Yesterday at 1:23 AM

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PRC building DF-41 silos quickly. Peter Huessy, director of Strategic Deterrent Studies of the Mitchell Institute of the Air Force Association.  @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill


https://warriormaven.com/global-security/china-nuclear-silos


Knowns and Unknowns of the Milley revelations. @BillGertz @WashTimes @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Yesterday at 1:22 AM

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Knowns and Unknowns of the Milley revelations. @BillGertz @WashTimes @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/09/did-gen-milley-actually-go-rogue-at-end-of-trump-admin.html


Australia, United Kingdom and USA (AUKUS) link vs PRC. Rick Fisher, International Assessment Center @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill GLXXG
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Australia, United Kingdom and USA (AUKUS) link vs PRC. Rick Fisher, International Assessment Center @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill GLXXG


https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/09/15/joint-leaders-statement-on-aukus/


Wang Yi Wolf Warrior warns Seoul & What is to be done? . @DavidMaxwell161 @FDD @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill GLXXG
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Wang Yi Wolf Warrior warns Seoul & What is to be done? . @DavidMaxwell161 @FDD @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill GLXXG


https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/South-Koreans-sour-on-China-ahead-of-Wang-Yi-visit


#AfterAfghanistan: Italy rescues soccer players of Herat. Lorenzo Fiori. Ansaldo Foundation HFN
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#AfterAfghanistan: Italy rescues soccer players of Herat.  Lorenzo Fiori. Ansaldo Foundation HFN
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/09/world/europe/afghanistan-women-soccer-italy.html


Delta in Asia. Sondre Solsted @TheEconomist HFN
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Delta in Asia. Sondre Solsted @TheEconomist HFN

: https://econ.st/3zZUFOT


Joni Ernst remembers 9-11-01 and 8-30-21. SalenaZito.com @DCExaminer
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Joni Ernst remembers 9-11-01 and 8-30-21. SalenaZito.com @DCExaminer 

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/joni-ernst-reflects-on-9-11-and-bidens-shameful-handling-of-afghanistan


#AfterAfghanistan: Small town America reserves 13 chairs. SalenaZito.com@DCExaminer
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#AfterAfghanistan: Small town America reserves 13 chairs.  SalenaZito.com@DCExaminer

 https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/americans-mourn-the-dead-in-afghanistan-even-as-the-media-move-on




SalenaZito


Gavin Newsom: The Candidate, 2021. Bill Whalen @HooverInst
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Gavin Newsom: The Candidate, 2021.   Bill Whalen @HooverInst

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/15/after-embarrassing-recall-results-maybe-now-california-republicans-will-wise-up/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Candidate_(1972_film)


#AfterAfghanistan: Doha's Ritz-Carlton looks like a winner. Gregg Carlstrom @TheEconomist
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#AfterAfghanistan: Doha's Ritz-Carlton looks like a winner.  Gregg Carlstrom @TheEconomist
THE TALIBAN-WHISPERERS: America's ignominious exit from Kabul has been a diplomatic boon for Qatar. 
https://econ.st/3jYEawU 


Al Qaeda back in Afghanistan? Jeff McCausland, CBSNews
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Al Qaeda back in Afghanistan?  Jeff McCausland, CBSNews https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/al-qaeda-may-be-capable-of-threatening-us-in-as-soon-as-a-year/ar-AAOrFxs https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/14/us/politics/al-qaeda-afghanistan.html



1/2 NATO after Afghanistan. Jeff McCausland, CBSNews
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1/2   NATO after Afghanistan.  Jeff McCausland, CBSNews https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/10/world/europe/afghanistan-europe-stoltenberg.html


2/2 Doctors on the Flight Deck. Robert Graboyes, @Mercatus For Greater Healthcare Access, License Physicians Like Pilots | Mercatus Center
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2/2   Doctors on the Flight Deck.  Robert Graboyes, @Mercatus For Greater Healthcare Access, License Physicians Like Pilots | Mercatus Center
https://www.mercatus.org/publications/healthcare/greater-healthcare-access-license-physicians-pilots


1/2 Doctors on the Flight Deck. Robert Graboyes, @Mercatus For Greater Healthcare Access, License Physicians Like Pilots | Mercatus Center
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1/2   Doctors on the Flight Deck.  Robert Graboyes, @Mercatus For Greater Healthcare Access, License Physicians Like Pilots | Mercatus Center
https://www.mercatus.org/publications/healthcare/greater-healthcare-access-license-physicians-pilots


The surprising Communist Party of Russia. @Felix_Light, @CBSNews Moscow
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Yesterday at 12:50 AM

The surprising Communist Party of Russia.  @Felix_Light, @CBSNews Moscow https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/09/15/team-navalny-heavily-backs-communist-candidates-to-oust-pro-kremlin-incumbents-a75050


Putin Self-Isolates a Week before the Duma Elections. @Felix_Light, @CBSNews Moscow
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Putin Self-Isolates a Week before the Duma Elections.  @Felix_Light, @CBSNews Moscow https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/09/14/putin-self-isolates-over-inner-circle-coronavirus-cases-a75039


#StateThinking: "You cannot make sound policy based on fiction." @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.
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#StateThinking: "You cannot make sound policy based on fiction." @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.

https://www.reuters.com/world/biden-failed-secure-summit-with-chinas-xi-call-last-week-ft-2021-09-14/


#StateThinking: Antony Blinken without a plan then and now. @MaryKissel: Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.
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#StateThinking: Antony Blinken without a plan then and now. @MaryKissel: Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/key-takeaways-from-blinkens-capitol-hill-testimony-on-afghanistan-withdrawal/ar-AAOqhEW


Opportunity finds the Morning Dew of Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
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Opportunity finds the Morning Dew of Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com


https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/data-from-opportunity-suggests-surface-dew-periodically-appears-even-in-the-dry-equatorial-regions/


The first ever all commercial manned orbital mission. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
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The first ever all commercial manned orbital mission. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/essays-and-commentaries/watching-the-first-all-private-commercial-manned-orbital-spaceflight/


"Russia moving very very rapidly to consolidate its position." Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN
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"Russia moving very very rapidly to consolidate its position." Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN


https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/09/13/mccaul_to_blinken_is_it_true_that_putin_threatened_biden_to_keep_us_spies_out_of_central_asia.html


"US foreign policy is merely US domestic politics carried out abroad." Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN
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"US foreign policy is merely US domestic politics carried out abroad." Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN

https://www.reuters.com/world/biden-failed-secure-summit-with-chinas-xi-call-last-week-ft-2021-09-14/