Sadia Ali Aden, a human rights advocate and freelance writer, discusses the famine, foreign occupation and violence in Somalia, and how US foreign policy is making everything worse.
Alex Nowrasteh, the immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, discusses his paper on The Fiscal Impact of Immigration – including surprising statistics on the ways immigrants and their descendants affect government budgets.
Philip Weiss, founder of Mondoweiss.net, discusses the extreme pressure on Congressional Democrats to put Israel’s interests above America’s and vote down the Iran nuclear agreement.
Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer and Executive Director of The Council for the National Interest, discusses why Turkey would rather fight the Kurds than help the US against ISIS; and Israel’s “$100 Million Gamble” on lobbying Congress to defeat approval of the Iran nuclear agreement.
Peter Van Buren, a regular contributor at TomDispatch.com, discusses how the balance of power in the Middle East is changing as US-Iran relations emerge from a 30-year cold war.