Global Truths with Dr Keith Suter (AUS)

One issue in global politics explained each week so you know what is really going on - what is really happening, why it is happening and what is likely to happen next. Dr Keith Suter is Australia's leading media commentator on global affairs and geo-politics. This series gives you the global truths in straightforward and short episodes.


US threatens ICC with sanctions

Trump's top national security adviser, John Bolton is threatening to block the International Criminal Court (ICC) from questioning American and Israeli soldiers for alleged war crimes. Dr Keith Suter explains how the ICC came about and why - if the court goes ahead with its planned prosecutions - the Americans won't be playing ball.
00:00:00 9/20/2018

Past Episodes

Is another global financial crisis on the cards? As Trump punishes Turkey with trade sanctions, putting pressure on President Erdogan to release imprisoned Presbyterian Pastor Andrew Brunson, Dr Keith Suter explains the implications the decision could have on the global economy and NATO relations.
00:18:10 9/6/2018
Controversies and concerns surrounding the US Midterm elections. Dr.Keith Suter explores the history behind the US Midterm elections and the potential for interference and manipulation when it comes to the results.
00:19:56 8/30/2018
Following the Taliban's deadly attack in Afghanistan this week, Dr Keith Suter deconstructs the many years of conflict between the fundamentalist group, Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State, and explains why the USA's strategy in the Middle East is destined to fail.
00:21:11 8/16/2018
Since first becoming Prime Minister in 1999, Vladimir Putin has maintained power for nearly two decades - a remarkable feat for any politician. Dr Keith Suter sheds light on Putin's rise to power, how he's lasted the test of time and why soon, we may see the re-emergence of Russia as a key international player.
00:22:46 8/9/2018
Following his controversial war against drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte is now ordering a crackdown on corruption. Dr Keith Suter discusses Duterte's controversial rise to power and whether he'll succeed in finally restoring law and order in the Phillipines.
00:21:18 8/2/2018
Trump is making headlines again following his recent and highly criticised meeting with Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Dr Keith Suter provides insight into why Trump may have insisted on meeting Putin in private, whether Russia has leverage over the US President and how the series of investigations surrounding Trump could be just the tip of the iceberg.
00:24:10 7/26/2018
The shift from human intelligence to electronic intelligence. Dr.Keith Suter discusses the evolution of spying, Ian Fleming's motive for writing the James Bond books and Pine Gap, the second most important spy base in the world, which is located in Central Australia.
00:17:47 7/12/2018
What is populism and why are people suspicious of it? With the election of left-wing populist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico, Dr.Keith Suter looks at the history of populism and what the recent rise in populism tells us about the concerns of the people in these areas.
00:17:44 7/5/2018
Will Trump reduce sanctions against Russia? As US allies in Europe nervously await the upcoming Helsinki summit, Dr Keith Suter discusses what Donald Trump's motivations for meeting Vladimir Putin could be, the extent to which he may be indebted to Russia and the historically tenuous relationship between the two countries.
00:22:02 6/28/2018
Images of Mexican children crying for their parents and locked in cages upon arrival in America have caused an uproar right around the world. Dr Keith sheds light on why Donald Trump is finally backing down on his strategy to separate families at the border, the practicalities of building a wall and why so many flee their country for what they hope will be a better life.
00:26:39 6/21/2018

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