Author: Talia Baroncelli

Nord Stream Pipeline Sabotage and One Year Since Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine – Larry Wilkerson
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Nord Stream Pipeline Sabotage and One Year Since Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine – Larry Wilkerson

Over a year has passed since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24th, 2022, with both sides suffering enormous casualties. Talia Baroncelli speaks to retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson about the credibility of various reports on the Nord Stream pipeline sabotage, noticeable tensions between Wagner Group’s Yevgeny Prigozhin and Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as possible steps towards achieving a negotiated settlement.

Significance of China-Brokered Iran-Saudi Agreement – Trita Parsi
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Significance of China-Brokered Iran-Saudi Agreement – Trita Parsi

Saudi Arabia and Iran have agreed to re-establish diplomatic ties, with China showing itself to be a neutral and effective negotiator in the region. Talia Baroncelli speaks to Trita Parsi, the Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, on how this shift in Saudi-Iran relations affects Israel’s posture toward achieving normalization with Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, the United States’ recent departure from its usual condemnation of Israeli drone strikes on Iran and its open support for Israeli belligerence signals a new dangerous policy that increases the likelihood of war with Iran.

Net Zero Commitments Dangerously Misleading – Peter Carter

Net Zero Commitments Dangerously Misleading – Peter Carter

Why net zero commitments are empty and dangerously misleading if we continue to burn fossil fuels. Talia Baroncelli speaks to retired physician and IPCC climate expert Peter Carter about how ongoing wars, illegal mineral wealth extraction in active conflict zones, and the plunder of resources by transnational corporations are literally killing the planet.

Secret Power and the Persecution of Julian Assange – Stefania Maurizi

Secret Power and the Persecution of Julian Assange – Stefania Maurizi

War crimes, coercion, and illegal surveillance: Stefania Maurizi’s book “Secret Power: Wikileaks and its Enemies” chronicles Wikileaks’ publication of secret documents and the ongoing dehumanizing treatment of its founder, Julian Assange. Talia Baroncelli speaks to investigative journalist Stefania Maurizi.

Italian State-Mafia Collusion and the Arrest of a Crime Boss

Italian State-Mafia Collusion and the Arrest of a Crime Boss

Breaking up mafia networks requires a strategy that is not just crime-focused but addresses socio-economic inequalities to prevent the mafia from preying on society’s most vulnerable. It must upend the reliance of politicians and international finance on dirty money. Talia Baroncelli speaks to Sergio Nazzaro, an investigative journalist specializing in criminal networks.

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