Tensions in the Strait of Hormuz remain high, and Iran is pushing them even higher by threatening to shut down this vital oil artery.
Ever since Croatia made it to the World Cup Final, a wave of far-right nationalism has swept through the nation. In light of Croatia’s history of alignment with Nazi Germany during World War II, this takes on disturbing significance.
Chinese money is buying power in Sri Lanka. And it’s only one of numerous locations where China is using its economic power to secure global trade routes and to increase its options for future naval bases.
In the United States, California is suffering some of the most destructive wildfires in its history.
This episode also covers Germany’s disappearing debt, rising tensions in Jerusalem, explosive elections in Zimbabwe, and an inflation rate in Venezuela that is soaring into the stratosphere.