Joscelyn ‘Round the Middle East
On today’s episode, Vital Interests author and national security extraordinaire Thomas Joscelyn makes his first Remnant appearance. With a healthy supply of Hayek references on hand, Jonah seems determined to outdo the wonkiness of Brian Riedl’s visit earlier this week. Al-Qaeda, Afghanistan, China, and the meaning of necrocracy are all discussed peacefully by the pair, until a certain name is mentioned; If you thought Jonah’s contempt for Woodrow Wilson was unparalleled, just wait until you hear the disdain that overtakes Tom at the mere mention of Henry Kissinger. Show Notes: - Tom’s journal, Long War - Vital Interests at The Dispatch - Just in case you happen to know Siraj Haqqani - The history of the institutionalized form of al-Qaeda, the AQAP - Bin Laden’s files - Tom: “The Flawed Reasoning Behind Biden’s Afghanistan Withdrawal” - Jonah: “Biden Citing the Wrong Reasons for Afghanistan Withdrawal” - The Remnant with Bing West - Kissinger makes WWI metaphors in regards to China - Hitchens: “A necrocracy?” - The Remnant with Oriana Skylar Mastro - “The Longer Telegram,” by an anonymous official - Lin Wells’ memo See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.