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SE Cupp's Weekend Warriors

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SE Cupp's Weekend Warriors

SE Cupp's Weekend Warriors

SE Cupp

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Each week, SE and a rotating cast of experts discuss and debate the most pressing foreign policy issues facing the US. From the crisis in Syria to North Korea's nuclear weapons and Russian election meddling, Weekend Warriors keeps listeners on top of the world.

Latest Episodes

A Playpen for Psychopaths: Syria & The Refugee Crisis

The latest outrage stemming from the Syrian civil war: Thousands of refugees have gathered at Turkey's northern border with Greece after Turkey backed out of a deal to limit migrants entering Europe. Greece has refused to open its border, leading to clashes with security forces, as some refugees to try to make the dangerous cross on water. It's a policy disagreement in the headlines and in the government buildings... but on the ground level, this isn't just political bickering and a war of words. It's another humanitarian nightmare, where innocent people who have nothing to do with the fighting are being used as bargaining chips. CNN National Security Analyst Samantha Vinograd joins SE to discuss how the situation is spiraling out of control.

15 MIN3 w ago
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A Playpen for Psychopaths: Syria & The Refugee Crisis

How The Trade War & Xi's Secrecy Affect The Coronavirus Outbreak

Hours after the World Health Organization announced Wuhan Coronavirus cases stabilized, China revealed a massive one-day spike in deaths and infections. This isn't an episode about how the outbreak occurred or is spreading. Instead, we're looking at how China's secretive response to the crisis and US-China trade tensions will affect the global effort to contain the virus, and what this all means for Chinese President Xi Jinping's hold on power. SE Cupp takes a deep-dive with Gordon Chang, Author of "The Coming Collapse of China."

14 MINFEB 14
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How The Trade War & Xi's Secrecy Affect The Coronavirus Outbreak

The Soleimani Killing Was Supposed To Change Everything In Syria...Did It?

When a US drone strike killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, it didn't just reverberate in Iran. It was supposed to be a huge blow to Syria's authoritarian leader Bashar al-Assad, his biggest international ally and the leader of Iran's proxy militias waging a reign of terror in Syria now gone. And yet this week, a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive aimed at the country's last rebel-held stronghold has forced more than half a million people -- 80 percent of them women and children-- to flee their homes since December. Washington Post Foreign Policy columnist and CNN Political Analyst Josh Rogin joins SE to discuss when the atrocities will end and whether this crisis can be solved politically.

14 MINFEB 7
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The Soleimani Killing Was Supposed To Change Everything In Syria...Did It?

Stick To Sports? 2020 Olympics Set Controversial Rules For Athlete Protests

The Olympics are usually a nice respite from political drama, but this year's Tokyo Summer Games are already courting political controversy. The International Olympic Committee announced strict guidelines limiting the types of political protests athletes are allowed to make- the rules include no kneeling, no political signs or armbands, and no disrupting of the medal ceremonies. But is it even possible, let alone practical, to take politics out of sports? CNN Sports Analyst and USA Today Sports Columnist Christine Brennan, who has covered the last 18 Olympics and will be in Tokyo this summer, joins SE Cupp to discuss.

18 MINJAN 17
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Stick To Sports? 2020 Olympics Set Controversial Rules For Athlete Protests

Iran Flareup Puts Iraq's Fate In The Balance

Cooler heads prevailed in the faceoff between the US and Iran, for now. But both countries still have forces fighting in a hot war in Iraq, so there's no separating the Iran tensions from the decade-and-a-half conflict in Iraq. Iraqi parliament voted to expel US troops from the country following the Soleimani strike, and Trump campaigned on getting America out of Iraq. So what should our role be in the Iraq War, and how will rising tensions with Iran factor into the future of Iraq? Joining SE Cupp with analysis and historical context on this fragile and complicated geopolitical moment is CNN Military and Diplomatic Analyst, retired Rear Admiral John Kirby.

16 MINJAN 10
Comments
Iran Flareup Puts Iraq's Fate In The Balance

Afghanistan, Iraq, and Open-Ended US Military Intervention

A massive, bombshell investigation this week by the Washington Post found that top US officials have been misleading the public about the Afghanistan War since the earliest days of the conflict. Meanwhile in Iraq, a government crackdown has left hundreds of civilians dead. So we have two countries on similarly doomed paths, teetering on the edge of failed state status following open-ended American military intervention-what now? SE Cupp is joined by former CIA counter-terrorism officer Dan Gabriel, he's the director of "Mosul".

18 MIN2019 DEC 13
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Afghanistan, Iraq, and Open-Ended US Military Intervention

After the Flood: How Can Venice Stay Afloat?

Venice has been suffering from flooding for decades, if not centuries. However, this time it's different. A torrential rain dump created the worst flooding in the Italian city since 1966 and rising water is raising concern for the city's architecture and threatening the livelihood of its citizens. CNN's Scott McLean joins SE Cupp to discuss his experience visiting Venice during the flooding and if anything preventative can be done.

21 MIN2019 NOV 23
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After the Flood: How Can Venice Stay Afloat?

Syrian Filmmaker Behind Award-Winning "For Sama" Tells Her Story

Discussions about the Syrian conflict tend to focus on the global implications, but today's episode focuses on one woman's story. The winner of Best Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival, "For Sama," follows Waad al-Kateab, a young woman who fell in love and had her daughter in the middle of a civil war. She tells SE Cupp about living in a city under siege, why she decided to stay, and what she wants everyone to know about the Syrian civil war.

14 MIN2019 NOV 9
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Syrian Filmmaker Behind Award-Winning "For Sama" Tells Her Story

Trump's Handling of the ISIS Raid: What Happened (What Shouldn't Have) & What Now?

The death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi is a national security success. But, in usual Trump fashion, details of the raid were embellished by the President. He also exposed sensitive information and ISIS has already announced their new leader. SE Cupp is joined by CNN Military & Diplomatic Analyst, Rear Admiral John Kirby (Ret.), to discuss what happens next, the difference between how Obama & Trump handled their ISIS missions, and the global politics in play.

14 MIN2019 NOV 2
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Trump's Handling of the ISIS Raid: What Happened (What Shouldn't Have) & What Now?

Snatching Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory In Syria

Turkey and the US iron out a temporary ceasefire to pause the Turkish incursion into Northern Syria, an agreement which Turkey's Foreign Minister insists "is not a ceasefire." Turkey says they got everything they wanted in the deal, and a senior US official tells CNN "This is essentially the US validating what Turkey did and allowing them to annex a portion of Syria and displace the Kurdish population." SE Cupp and CNN Global Affairs Analyst Max Boot discuss the ramifications of Trump's foreign policy blunder.

18 MIN2019 OCT 18
Comments
Snatching Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory In Syria

Latest Episodes

A Playpen for Psychopaths: Syria & The Refugee Crisis

The latest outrage stemming from the Syrian civil war: Thousands of refugees have gathered at Turkey's northern border with Greece after Turkey backed out of a deal to limit migrants entering Europe. Greece has refused to open its border, leading to clashes with security forces, as some refugees to try to make the dangerous cross on water. It's a policy disagreement in the headlines and in the government buildings... but on the ground level, this isn't just political bickering and a war of words. It's another humanitarian nightmare, where innocent people who have nothing to do with the fighting are being used as bargaining chips. CNN National Security Analyst Samantha Vinograd joins SE to discuss how the situation is spiraling out of control.

15 MIN3 w ago
Comments
A Playpen for Psychopaths: Syria & The Refugee Crisis

How The Trade War & Xi's Secrecy Affect The Coronavirus Outbreak

Hours after the World Health Organization announced Wuhan Coronavirus cases stabilized, China revealed a massive one-day spike in deaths and infections. This isn't an episode about how the outbreak occurred or is spreading. Instead, we're looking at how China's secretive response to the crisis and US-China trade tensions will affect the global effort to contain the virus, and what this all means for Chinese President Xi Jinping's hold on power. SE Cupp takes a deep-dive with Gordon Chang, Author of "The Coming Collapse of China."

14 MINFEB 14
Comments
How The Trade War & Xi's Secrecy Affect The Coronavirus Outbreak

The Soleimani Killing Was Supposed To Change Everything In Syria...Did It?

When a US drone strike killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, it didn't just reverberate in Iran. It was supposed to be a huge blow to Syria's authoritarian leader Bashar al-Assad, his biggest international ally and the leader of Iran's proxy militias waging a reign of terror in Syria now gone. And yet this week, a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive aimed at the country's last rebel-held stronghold has forced more than half a million people -- 80 percent of them women and children-- to flee their homes since December. Washington Post Foreign Policy columnist and CNN Political Analyst Josh Rogin joins SE to discuss when the atrocities will end and whether this crisis can be solved politically.

14 MINFEB 7
Comments
The Soleimani Killing Was Supposed To Change Everything In Syria...Did It?

Stick To Sports? 2020 Olympics Set Controversial Rules For Athlete Protests

The Olympics are usually a nice respite from political drama, but this year's Tokyo Summer Games are already courting political controversy. The International Olympic Committee announced strict guidelines limiting the types of political protests athletes are allowed to make- the rules include no kneeling, no political signs or armbands, and no disrupting of the medal ceremonies. But is it even possible, let alone practical, to take politics out of sports? CNN Sports Analyst and USA Today Sports Columnist Christine Brennan, who has covered the last 18 Olympics and will be in Tokyo this summer, joins SE Cupp to discuss.

18 MINJAN 17
Comments
Stick To Sports? 2020 Olympics Set Controversial Rules For Athlete Protests

Iran Flareup Puts Iraq's Fate In The Balance

Cooler heads prevailed in the faceoff between the US and Iran, for now. But both countries still have forces fighting in a hot war in Iraq, so there's no separating the Iran tensions from the decade-and-a-half conflict in Iraq. Iraqi parliament voted to expel US troops from the country following the Soleimani strike, and Trump campaigned on getting America out of Iraq. So what should our role be in the Iraq War, and how will rising tensions with Iran factor into the future of Iraq? Joining SE Cupp with analysis and historical context on this fragile and complicated geopolitical moment is CNN Military and Diplomatic Analyst, retired Rear Admiral John Kirby.

16 MINJAN 10
Comments
Iran Flareup Puts Iraq's Fate In The Balance

Afghanistan, Iraq, and Open-Ended US Military Intervention

A massive, bombshell investigation this week by the Washington Post found that top US officials have been misleading the public about the Afghanistan War since the earliest days of the conflict. Meanwhile in Iraq, a government crackdown has left hundreds of civilians dead. So we have two countries on similarly doomed paths, teetering on the edge of failed state status following open-ended American military intervention-what now? SE Cupp is joined by former CIA counter-terrorism officer Dan Gabriel, he's the director of "Mosul".

18 MIN2019 DEC 13
Comments
Afghanistan, Iraq, and Open-Ended US Military Intervention

After the Flood: How Can Venice Stay Afloat?

Venice has been suffering from flooding for decades, if not centuries. However, this time it's different. A torrential rain dump created the worst flooding in the Italian city since 1966 and rising water is raising concern for the city's architecture and threatening the livelihood of its citizens. CNN's Scott McLean joins SE Cupp to discuss his experience visiting Venice during the flooding and if anything preventative can be done.

21 MIN2019 NOV 23
Comments
After the Flood: How Can Venice Stay Afloat?

Syrian Filmmaker Behind Award-Winning "For Sama" Tells Her Story

Discussions about the Syrian conflict tend to focus on the global implications, but today's episode focuses on one woman's story. The winner of Best Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival, "For Sama," follows Waad al-Kateab, a young woman who fell in love and had her daughter in the middle of a civil war. She tells SE Cupp about living in a city under siege, why she decided to stay, and what she wants everyone to know about the Syrian civil war.

14 MIN2019 NOV 9
Comments
Syrian Filmmaker Behind Award-Winning "For Sama" Tells Her Story

Trump's Handling of the ISIS Raid: What Happened (What Shouldn't Have) & What Now?

The death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi is a national security success. But, in usual Trump fashion, details of the raid were embellished by the President. He also exposed sensitive information and ISIS has already announced their new leader. SE Cupp is joined by CNN Military & Diplomatic Analyst, Rear Admiral John Kirby (Ret.), to discuss what happens next, the difference between how Obama & Trump handled their ISIS missions, and the global politics in play.

14 MIN2019 NOV 2
Comments
Trump's Handling of the ISIS Raid: What Happened (What Shouldn't Have) & What Now?

Snatching Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory In Syria

Turkey and the US iron out a temporary ceasefire to pause the Turkish incursion into Northern Syria, an agreement which Turkey's Foreign Minister insists "is not a ceasefire." Turkey says they got everything they wanted in the deal, and a senior US official tells CNN "This is essentially the US validating what Turkey did and allowing them to annex a portion of Syria and displace the Kurdish population." SE Cupp and CNN Global Affairs Analyst Max Boot discuss the ramifications of Trump's foreign policy blunder.

18 MIN2019 OCT 18
Comments
Snatching Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory In Syria
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