The Heat Podcast

September 6, 2019

Is there any hope for the Iran Nuclear Deal?

Iran has announced it will resume ‘unlimited’ nuclear development as Europeans scramble to save the Iran Nuclear Deal. Washington, however, plans to keep up maximum pressure. Is there any hope for the JCPOA? Negar Mortzavi, from The Independent joins us.

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August 28, 2019

Can Democrats defeat Trump’s divisiveness in 2020?

The Democrats have pitched a big tent for the presidential race. But is diversity enough to defeat Donald Trump’s drumbeat of divisiveness? Political strategist Hamza Khan joins us to talk about Election 2020 and the importance of American pluralism.

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August 21, 2019

India’s crackdown on Kashmir: What’s at stake?

India’s move to revoke Jammu and Kashmir state’s autonomy has threatened to ignite one of the world’s most dangerous flashpoints. Sadanand Dhume of the Wall Street Journal joins CGTN’s Nathan King to explore how the current crisis in Kashmir came to be.

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August 19, 2019

US & IRAN: A former hostage explores whether diplomacy still has a chance

In 1979, student protesters overran the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, seizing the staff there as hostages. Ambassador John Limbert talks about being a hostage during the 1979 #IranRevolution, and his thoughts on U.S.-Iran diplomacy today.

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Hong Kong Protests
August 13, 2019

Have Hong Kong protests been hijacked?

The fifth day of protests at Hong Kong’s airport took a violent turn as police clashed with rioters. But what do these protesters want? And will violence undo support for their cause? Fred Teng joined us to explain events on the ground and what led up to them.

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Democratic debates - Do centrists or progressives have the edge to beat Trump?
August 2, 2019

Democratic debates – Will progressives or centrists have the edge to beat Trump?

The Democratic debates wrapped up Wednesday night. We saw a clear difference between how progressives and moderates within the Party articulated their vision for the United States. So who lost ground and who gained? Were there any breakout candidates?

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July 25, 2019

Could Robert Mueller’s testimony backfire for the Democrats?

On this episode of The Heat Podcast, host Anand Naidoo talks with Jason Mollica, professor with American University’s School of Communication, about whether Democrats have the spark for impeachment they were hoping for from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony, and future implications for Donald Trump’s presidency.

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July 23, 2019

How does British PM Boris Johnson reshape Brexit, US relations?

On the next episode of The Heat Podcast: host Anand Naidoo talks with correspondent Owen Fairclough about the unlikely rise of new British PM Boris Johnson, Brexit implications and what a new leader means for relations with the United States.

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July 19, 2019

How can Africa benefit from a US, Chinese battle for influence?

How vital will Africa be in the U.S.’s battle for global dominance? On the latest episode of The Heat Podcast, host Anand Naidoo talks with security and policy analyst Abdullahi Boru Halakhe about the U.S., Chinese and Russian fight for African influence.

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July 11, 2019

How does a trade war hurt American and Chinese consumers?

What does a trade war look like? In China, beef prices are at their highest level in more than a decade. Meanwhile, nearly 1,200 of Wisconsin’s dairy farms have shut down in just two years. On today’s episode of The Heat Podcast, host Anand Naidoo talks with CGTN’s senior international affairs correspondent Nathan King about what a trade war means in dollars and cents for American and Chinese consumers.

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June 28, 2019

How Trump’s arms deal impacts US – Saudi relations

While the Congress will take up an arms deal with Saudi Arabia next month, President Trump has already vowed to veto any legislation. On the next The Heat Podcast we talk with Joel Rubin, professor and the U.S. State Department’s former senior official to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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