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Brian Glyn Williams

What Americans need to know most about combating militant Islamic terrorism.

Gould and Fitzgerald

The long-view of American and British imperialism: connecting the dots between ISIL, Yemen, Syria, the refugee crisis in Europe and the west’s perennial (and perhaps self-defeating) struggle with Russia.

Claudia Rosett

Coy talks with award-winning international affairs journalist Claudia Rosett.

Gould & Fitzgerald

Investigative journalists and authors Liz Gould and Paul Fitzgerald do what they do best: go behind the headlines and connect the dots between Russian jets bombing in Syria, ISIS, the Russian and U.S. invasions of Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and most importantly, Zbigniew Brzezinski’s 1970s-era plan to fight the Soviet Union.

David Swanson

The continued militarism of the American Empire with author and peace activist David Swanson.

Should We Arm Ukraine?

Award-winning and veteran journalists Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould share some absolutely key insights about the critical situation in the Ukraine you’re not likely to read in the New York Times or hear in Washington.

ISIL: What We Need to Know

UVA Politics Professor Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl explores the American options dealing with ISIL in the Middle East.

Gould and Fitzgerald

Award-winning journalists and authors Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald discuss the terrorist attack in France, U.S. military today, international affairs and the fate of the American Empire.

Dr. Imad Damaj

Dr. Imad Damaj, the President of the Virginia Muslim Coalition for Public Affairs, reacts to the beheading of American Journalist Jim Foley.

Sean O’Brien

Executive VP and CEO of James Madison’s Montpelier, Sean O’Brien shares his take on the alarming news coming out of Egypt regarding death sentences for those protesting the government.

Christopher Ali

UVA Media Studies Professor, Christopher Ali, discusses the breaking news out of Egypt that three Al Jazeera journalists have been sentenced to a decade in prison for practicing journalism.

Obama Foreign Policy

Political commentator and essayist Anne Pierce joins Coy to explore her views on the failed foreign policy of the Obama administration.

“U.S Foreign Policy is a Shambles”

“If you haven’t noticed, American foreign policy is a shambles. Iraq and Afghanistan are engulfed in violence, and their corrupt, authoritarian governments are objects of suspicion and hatred. The suggestion that U.S. forces could make things better only shows how out of touch people in Washington can be.” — Sheldon Richman of the Future of Freedom Foundation

Crossing Zero

Authors and journalists Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald explore U.S. military and diplomatic involvement in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Gould & Fitzgerald

Gould and Fitzgerald react to the latest news that Russia will step in and oversee control of Syria’s chemical weapons so as to avoid a U.S. military strike. What is the dangerous “false narrative” that continues to guide U.S. foreign policy in the region? What is the actual role of Saudi Arabia in the Middle East today, and how does it relate to 9-11?

The Oil Road

Author James Marriott on what the oil economy really means.

Syria 101

Making sense of the war in Syria: who are the players and how this all started.

One Step Closer

Author and Peace Activist David Swanson reacts to the 10-7 vote today by the Senate Foreign Relations Committe to support a military strike in Syria.

Gould & Fitzgerald

The on-going turmoil in Syria and likely U.S. military strike is just the latest episode in a very old and tragic saga about western imperialism in the Middle East. Authors Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald provide some deep context that Americans should have to better understand our actions in this part of the world.

U.S. Strike Syria?

Peace activist and author David Swanson weighs in on President Obama’s plans for a military strike against Syria.