99 minutes | Apr 22, 2021

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.
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