The week in foreign policy

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Left to right: Dan Coates  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana), Nicolas Maduro (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos), Taliban fighter (AP Photos/Allauddin Khan, File)

Left to right: Dan Coates (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana), Nicolas Maduro (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos), Taliban fighter (AP Photos/Allauddin Khan, File)

Guests: Phil Ewing, Geoff Ramsey, Nick Schifrin

Today we discuss the week in foreign policy. We start with President Trump’s discrediting his own intelligence communities and their findings regarding Iran, North Korea, and ISIS, which contradict the president’s own stated policies. NPR’s PHIL EWING will give us the context for this ongoing spat. Then, we’ll talk with GEOFF RAMSEY, of the Washington Office on Latin America, to get his perspective on the political crisis in Venezuela and the role the US is playing in the struggle for power. Finally, PBS Newshour’s NICK SCHIFRIN will tell us about the face to face talks between the U.S. and the Taliban that are intended to set a framework for peace in Afghanistan and end America’s longest war.

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