Here And There with Dave Marash
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Washington and Kabul are both awash in the first 4 stages of Grief over the death of the US plan to make Afghanistan into a modern democracy.  Loud shouts of denial and anger, insistent demands for more bargaining for a better outcome are heard in both capitol cities, and depression is sinking in.  But Rajan Menon of The City College of New York says it's time to move to acceptance of the Afghan reality, which may not include total victory for the Taliban. 

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Covering the war in Bosnia, I found American diplomats ready to rat out the local Mafias behind Serb aggression.  They were much less forthcoming about the Mafiosi fighting on the Bosniak and Croatian sides and how criminal connections among all 3 groups kept the war profitably going. Harvard scholar Danilo Mandic's new book Gangsters and Other Statesmen says this wasn't just a Balkan phenomenon. Mobsters can start and stop wars everywhere from Mali to Georgia and from Libya to Kosovo.

Direct download: HereAndThere_050421_Mandic.mp3
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Who were those men and women who staged an insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6?  And what should be done to and for them to better secure America's future?  An experienced, but now reformed neo-Nazi shared with Ryan Brown, senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation his answers to those and related questions, including why veterans of the US military were over-represented in the Trump-inspired mob. 

Direct download: HereAndThere_050321_Brown.mp3
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