Boris Johnson

Peter Pomerantsev is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics, an author and TV producer. He studies propaganda and media development, and has testified on the challenges of information war to the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the UK Parliament Defense Select Committee.

In his new book, "This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality," he writes from the front lines of the disinformation age, where he meets Twitter revolutionaries and pop-up populists, “behavioral change” salesmen, Jihadi fanboys, Identitarians, truth cops, and many others. Forty years after his dissident parents were pursued by the KGB, Pomerantsev finds the Kremlin re-emerging as a great propaganda power.

A British Government report was leaked indicating that if there was a no-deal Brexit, that there would be shortages of food, fuel and medicine. This obviously raises the stakes for Mr. Johnson as he goes forward in negotiations, the risk of failure got a bit higher. The Northern Ireland/ Republic of Ireland border is another major potential pitfall, which could devolve into the violence and chaos that existed during the “troubles.”

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has dropped out of the Democratic presidential race. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Robert Mueller's expected appearance before Congress today, and whether Mueller's testimony will push House Democrats to impeach President Trump. 

7/23/19 Panel

Jul 23, 2019

 The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, Edward Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at RPI and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and Harvard Data Science Initiative Fellow Fran Berman, Skidmore College Business professor and Brexit expert Peter Moloney, and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Robert Mueller's expected testimony before Congress on Wednesday, and whether the hearing is risky for Democrats. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock reflects on Memorial Day, and discusses the results of the European elections. He also comments on Boris Johnson, who is favored to become Britain's next prime minister, and a stolen NSA tool at the heart of a cyberattack in Baltimore.