Fred Kaplan

Fred Kaplan appears in the following:

Trump's North Korea Summit

Monday, February 25, 2019

Can President Trump get North Korea to denuclearize? 

The Eights | 1958 and the Culture War Rumblings

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Plus a call from Joyce Johnson, author and girlfriend of Jack Kerouac.

Breaking News Round Table: Budget, Dowd, Bolton, Tariffs

Friday, March 23, 2018

With so much happening in D.C. this morning, a look at the top four political stories today.


Unpacking the Changes at State & C.I.A.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Unpacking the changes at State and C.I.A. after Rex Tillerson's twitter firing.

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A Nation Responds to Charlottesville

Monday, August 14, 2017

After a weekend of violence and protests in Charlottesville, the nation looks to the President to clarify his message on white supremacy. 

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Trump's Threats Are Good For Kim Jong-un

Monday, August 14, 2017

Slate's Fred Kaplan says that North Korea's young leader is certainly happy that the American president is paying attention to him. U.S. threats also justify his military ambitions.


Our Foreign Affairs in Syria, Korea and Afghanistan

Friday, May 12, 2017

Slate's Fred Kaplan discusses President Trump's approach to foreign policy in Syria, North & South Korea and Afghanistan.


Playing the "Madman"

Friday, April 21, 2017

"The Madman Theory" -- essentially appearing crazy -- was a foreign policy strategy for Nixon. Trump's approach is similar. And it may be working.

'Power Struggle' in the Trump Administration

Thursday, April 06, 2017

A look behind the changing power dynamics at the White House.

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Confirmation Hearings Continue for Carson, Mattis and Pompeo

Friday, January 13, 2017

A review of this week's confirmation hearings, including Trump's  HUD and National Security appointees.


A Brief History of US-Russia Nuclear Agreements

Friday, December 23, 2016

Hear the history of US-Russia nuclear agreements and what the future of nuclear warfare might look like under the Trump presidency.


Trump and World Leaders — Randomness or Strategic Ambiguity?

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

President-elect Trump broke a decades-long silence with Taiwan. He told Pakistan's Prime Minister that he's "a terrific guy." And he referred to himself as Mr. Brexit. Why?

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Russia News: Ceasefire And Email Hacks

Friday, September 16, 2016

While US and Russia are working to negotiate a ceasefire in Syria, Americans are blaming the Russian government for a series of email hacks.  


Takeaways From the Candidates' First Joint Appearance

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Fred Kaplan from Slate and listeners discuss their takeaways from the first joint appearance for the presidential candidates. 

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Clinton Emails: Classified Without Consequence?

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Are the emails the "one of the most overhyped news stories" this year, or a serious national security risk?

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The U.S. Charges Iranian Hackers Over Cyberattacks

Friday, March 25, 2016

The U.S. has charged 7 Iranian hackers over cyberattacks on American banks and a dam in Rye Brook, NY. Hear whether the charges will prevent future cyberattacks, or escalate a cyberwar.


The Secret History, and Future, of Cyber War

Friday, March 04, 2016

"War Games," the 1983 movie starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy, was not only a great film. President Reagan saw it as a wake-up call that cyber war would become a reality.


Apple vs. the FBI

Friday, February 26, 2016

Is the fight between Apple and the FBI about lofty principles of privacy vs. national security, or more about respective self-interests? 

Is the Ceasefire in Syria Just a Moral Victory?

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

With 19 countries involved with trying to bring peace to Syria, the recent ceasefire shows there's not always power in numbers.


ISIS Battle Renewed

Monday, November 16, 2015

Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist discuss U.S. foreign policy and encryption in the wake of the Paris attacks.

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