CALL OF THE WAR: Trump reverses orders for a strike on Iran. . .Strategy or truth? What would a military strike mean to Iran? Hear from VTA’s Iranian voices.
TANKER WARS: US blames Iran, Iran denies. . .6 tankers attacked in last month. . .Who is responsible? How will it impact the US-Iran political crisis? Hear from VTA’s Iranian voices.
DEAL OR FAKE DEAL?: Trump & Mexico avoid tariff war. . .Mexico to send National Guard to border. . .Dems, Mexican pols claim deal points made months ago. Did Trump blink? Will the deal thwart immigrants? VTA special report.
BORDER WAR: Immigration crisis now a trade war. . .Will Trump’s plan work? Hear from VTA’s Mexican voices.
CHINA PRESSURE: Trump visits Japan. . .More pressure on China trade wars. . .How will China respond? VTA special report.
GATHERING STORM: Trump & Iran exchange war talk. . .US Navy speeds to Persian Gulf. . .Trump wants to talk. . .Hear from VTA’s Iranian voices.
GAZA STRIKES: Israel & Hamas fire rockets. . .Killed and wounded on both sides. . .Bibi promises “massive response”. . .Iran blamed. Hear from VTA’s Israeli voices.
ISIS REINVENTED: Sri Lanka massacre the work of ISIS. . .Post-Syria statement. . .How will ISIS project itself now that caliphate is destroyed?. . .And how will U.S. and allies combat? VTA special report.
‘NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION’: Mueller Report released. . .How will Trump’s “victory” impact his foreign policy? VTA special report.
WIKI-ARREST: UK gets Assange. . .Pulled from Ecuador embassy. . .Charged in US but may be extradited to Sweden. . .Why now? VTA special report.
‘MAXIMUM PRESSURE’: Trump poised to declare Iran’s Revolutionary Guard terrorists. . .Would be 1st time ever a foreign military designated terror organization. . .How would Iran respond? Hear from VTA’s Iranian voices.
NYET!: Mueller Report concludes no Russian collusion. . .How are Russian media & government reacting? How will Mueller Report impact US-Russia relations? VTA special report
CALIPHATE DOWN: Trump, Kurds claim ISIS defeated in Syria. . .How does this impact al-Assad? The Russians?. . .How will ISIS outside of Syria react? Hear from VTA’s Syrian voices.
KIWI TERROR: ‘Lone’ gunman kills 50 in New Zealand. . .Mosques targeted. . .Gun laws, racism scrutinized by politicians. . .Why did he do it? Hear from VTA’s voices in Christchurch.
ISIS WANTS TO COME HOME: How can the U.S. and other nations determine if its citizens who pledged allegiance to terror groups are de-radicalized? VTA special report.
NO DEAL: Trump-Kim summit ends with no deal, no plans to meet again. . .Trump says he will keep negotiating. . .Kim disputes US version of summit sticking points. What happens next? VTA special report.
PART DEUX: TRUMP-UN set to meet in Hanoi. . .Denuclearization on table, but what is the definition of denuclearization? VTA special report.
SPY: US claims American spy inside Iran. . .Air Force vet. . .Pence tries to convince Euros to abandon P5+1. . .Is Trump negotiating? Hear from VTA’s Iranian voices.
SOCIALISM IN AMERICA: Trump lays out red line in State-of-the-Union. . .AOC, Sanders & more counter with Green New Deal. . .Is socialism what Americans want? VTA special report.
RETURN TO COLD WAR? Trump exits historic missile treaty with Russia. . .Is it really a move to counter China? How will Putin react? VTA special report.
‘PICK A SIDE’: US demands nations choose between Venezuela’s Maduro & Guaido. . .Europe demands ‘legitimate’ elections within 7 days. . .Is it a ‘bloodless coup’? Hear from VTA’s Venezuelan, Euro voices.
SUMMIT PART DEUX: Trump & Kim will meet again. . .No evidence N Korea has reduced nukes. . .What is the goal of summit #2? VTA special report.
JUDGEMENT DAY: Theresa May’s Brexit vote set for Tues. . .’Zero chance’ plan succeeds. . .What happens next? Hear from VTA’s British voices. FOREIGN FALLACY: Bolton snubbed by Erdogan. . .Turkish prez conducts global media blitz ripping US wobble in Syria. . .Is Trump steady on withdrawal? Can Kurdish allies be protected? Hear from VTA’s Turkish voices.
NOT SO FAST: Bolton, Pompeo walk back Trump’s Syria exit. . .Will Kurds be protected? Will US troops stay? Hear from VTA’s Syrian & Iranian voices.
TRUMP VISITS IRAQ: Spends Christmas with troops. . .Iraqi politicians ‘resist’. . .Will Trump pull troops like in Syria & Af-Pak? Hear from VTA’s Iraqi voices.
TRUMP EXITS SYRIA: 2,000 US troops will exit. . .Trump says ISIS defeated. . .US military leadership objects, resign. . .What will the fallout be in the Middle East? Hear from VTA’s voices in Syria, Turkey.
AF-PAK DRAWDOWN: Half of US troops to exit. . .Is America’s longest war ending? Has Taliban won? Hear from VTA’s Afghan voices.
BREXIT JAM: May trades vote for survival. . .2nd referendum gains momentum. . .Is this the end of Euro institutions? Hear from VTA’s Euro voices.
CANADA’S PAIN: Huawei arrest crisis puts squeeze on Canada. . .China arrests 2 Canadians. . .Trump says he will use Meng as trade-war bait. . .Why is Canada doing America’s bidding? Hear from VTA’s voices in Canada.
BIBI BLOWS IT? Botched spy job in Gaza escalates into rocket war. . .Israelis and Palestinians suffer deaths. . .Pressure for Knesset elections. . .Is Netanyahu on the brink? Hear from VTA’s Israeli voices.
KHASHOGGI TAPES: Erdogan says US, Saudis & Euros have heard tapes of journo being killed. . .Trump says he hasn’t heard anything. . .Hear from VTA’s voices in Middle East.
ACOSTA: Trump brawls with CNN journo. . .Hear global reaction.
LONG GOODBYE: Merkel sets exit in Germany. . .May be out by Christmas. . .Where does this leave institutional government in Europe? Hear from VTA’s Euro voices.
THE KASHOGGI STORY: Saudis shift explanation. . .Turkey backs off. . .What long-lasting impact will the death of Kashoggi have on The Kingdom? VTA special report.
KILLED: Saudi journo confirmed murdered in Turkish consulate. . .MBS claims ignorance, promises to investigate. . .Trump soft-pedals. . .What are the global ramifications of Khashoggi death? Hear from VTA’s voices in Middle East.
TRUMP CANCELS PUTIN: US exits missile treaty with Russia. . .How will Putin respond? VTA special report.