Category: country

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Can you lead a country you do no longer adore?

In the fifth episode of the podcast Closer Than They Appear, Wallace talks to two people who have had political power or fought for political justice in the American system. Political commentator Van Jones and podcaster, activist, and lawyer Rabia Chaudry talk about love and power – their complicated love for the US, and whether or not…

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Assad to Putin: Thanks for ‘saving our country’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad thanked his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for “saving” his country and for Russia’s support in Syria. The two heads of state met for talks in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday, the Kremlin said in a statement on Tuesday. They discussed the fight against “terrorism” and the possibilities…