Right after his inauguration, Trump approved his first raid targeting al Qaeda which took place in Yemen. One Navy Seal and dozens of civilians died– the target escaped. Still under investigation, the raid has exposed some interesting information. In this episode, Randi and Jim talk about Trump’s first raid in Yemen and what this means for future policy in the Gulf. How will Trump bully Iran? Will the Trump administration add the Houthis to the terror list?
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Founder and editor of Geopolitics Alert, Randi Nord is a US-based geopolitical analyst and content strategist. She covers US imperialism with a special focus on Yemen, Iran, and Lebanon. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she started learning about the media’s pivotal role in selling “humanitarian” interventions as a teenager during the aftermath of 9/11 and Iraq war. Randi Nord has lived in the Empire’s neoliberal tropical paradise (Kingdom of Hawai’i) and Lebanon. She frequently participates in the UN Human Rights Council as a guest of NGOs speaking about Yemen.