United States President Donald Trump has made good on one of his main campaign promises and pulled the U.S. out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or the Iran nuclear deal. This development has deep implications for America’s relationship with nations around the globe, and it is placing significant strain on the relationship between America and the nations of Europe.
Israel said Thursday that it had hit nearly all of Iran’s infrastructure inside Syria during air strikes. These were Israel’s largest strikes inside Syria in more than 40 years.
Meanwhile, China is buying up more and more influence in the Caribbean and Central America, which could threaten some of the U.S.’s most important ports.
This episode also covers Italy’s moves toward a euroskeptic government, China’s tightening grip on Australian sea-lanes, and California moving to ban certain books and services.