Wag the Dog on Syria

Yesterday I was a guest on “Evening Edition” on NewsTalk 93.fm in Jamaica. It was great fun – there were two hosts who took radically opposite positions from each (sort of an island Hannity & Colmes.) One, much to my surprise, was not a knee-jerk anti-American. The other guest was professor of international law Richard […]

Aaron Mannes on Covert Radio discussing Pakistan and Iran

The other day I did a hit on Covert Radio with my friend Brett Winterble. I discussed, unsurprisingly, the recent bombing in Pakistan and Ahmadinejad’s visit to the U.S. At one point, under Brett’s tough questioning I throw my hands up and admit – I don’t know what to do about Pakistan.

Aaron Mannes in Folha on Prisoner Exchange with the PA

The other day I gave an interview to Folha the largest circulation paper in Sao Paulo. We discussed Israel’s plan to release almost 200 prisoners to the PA. I explained that the idea was to strengthen PA President Mahmoud Abbas while putting pressure on Hamas to release Gilad Shalit. I also noted that these scenarios […]

Aaron Mannes on France24 discussing Betancourt Rescue

Gore Vidal once said, “I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.” There are many, many things I would not follow his advice on (and also I am a rapidly aging and happily married man) but I did accept an invitation to appear on France24 to discuss the implications of the […]

Me Discussing FARC on Covert Radio

Covert Radio a terrific podcast series has done a number of interviews with yours truly on FARC and other issues I track. Here is today’s discussion on the FARC hostage rescue. A fun, lively interview. Here is an interview I did with them a few weeks ago, but it still has some good background on […]

Me on Covert Radio Discussing Latin America

Attention fellow TerrorWonks there is a terrfic new online resource, Brett Winterble’s Covert Radio. It features interviews with – among others – Olivier Guitta, Bill Roggio, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross (anyone see a theme developing here.) Not long ago I had a chat with Brett about Hugo Chavez, the FARC, and threats emanating from Latin America. Listen […]