The Islamic State launches a counterattack in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, as the battle to retake Mosul intensifies. Ecuador cuts off Internet access to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. And the president of the Philippines says his country is pivoting away from the U.S. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
U.S. military advisors are in the Philippines to help that country quell instability caused by Muslim separatist groups, including a terrorist organization called Abu Sayyaf that has been linked to al Qaeda. A panel talks about how these efforts fit in to the larger war on terrorism and the possible consequences for the U.S. and the Philippines.
- David Steinberg director of Asian studies at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
- Paolo Pasicolan analyst at the Asian Studies Center of the Heritage Foundation
- Amina Rasul senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace
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