The John Batchelor Show

Thursday 26 August 2021

Air Date: 
August 26, 2021



9-1000    Anatol Lieven, Georgetown University @LievenAnatol  @QuincyInst
1/4  #GreatGame: Fog of War London. Anatol Lieven @QuincyInst @LievenAnatol
2/4  #GreatGame: 20 years of NATO on the sidelines. Anatol Lieven @QuincyInst @LievenAnatol
3/4  #GreatGame: Filling the vacuum. Anatol Lieven @QuincyInst HFN @LievenAnatol
4/4  #GreatGame: Lessons learned? Anatol Lieven @QuincyInst @LievenAnatol


10-1015    Josh Rogin, Washington Post.  @joshrogin
1015-1030   David Shedd Heritage, Frmer acting director DIA

1030-1045    Chris Riegel, @Scala CEO,  @STRATACACHE, #TheScalaReport
1045-1100    Conrad Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, KSG; British former newspaper publisher; prolific author,  @ConradMBlack


1100-1115 “Purist” ISIS vs Taliban; with bombs.  James Jeffrey and Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
IS-K — Khorasan: in Persian, "where the sun arrives from." 
Ambassador James F. Jeffrey joined the Wilson Center in December 2020 as Chair of the Middle East Program. Ambassador Jeffrey served as the Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement and the Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS until November 8, 2020. He is a senior American diplomat with experience in political, security, and energy issues in the Middle East, Turkey, Germany, and the Balkans.

1115-1130   US errors hurt NATO, strengthen Russia and China.  Chris Smith, NJ-4, @houseforeigngop ; and Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
Rep. Chris Smith NJ-4 @houseforeigngop
Elected in 1980, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R- NJ-4.) is currently in his 21st term in the U.S. House of Representatives and serves residents of the Fourth Congressional District of New Jersey. (Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean counties). Rep Smith is the co-chair of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism and sits on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

1130-1145    Iran as a nuclear threshold country: two months?   Yossi Kuperwasser @yossikup,  and Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres  @mhoenlein1
Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser is Director of the Project on Regional Middle East Developments at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He was formerly Director General of the Israel Ministry of Strategic Affairs and head of the Research Division of IDF Military Intelligence.

1145-1200   Sunnis and Israel in a responsible regional coalition.  Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1


12-1215    Mary Anastasia O’Grady, Wall Street Journal editorial board and “The Americas” columnist.  @MaryAnastasiaOG

1215-1230    Veronique de Rugy, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University & NRO Online.  @veroderugy
1230-100 AM    Richard A Epstein, Tisch Professor of Law NYU Bedford Senior Fellow; Hoover Institution;  senior lecturer, University of Chicago Law School.   @RichardAEpstein