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29. A Crossroads in Yemen's Forgotten War

12/13/2018
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We speak to John Arterbury, an analyst with his eyes firmly set on Yemen. He tells us how the war started, the current crossroads both sides are at, and his theories on why this conflict, where children regularly starve to death, goes so under-reported. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.front

Duration:00:51:50

28. The Russian Training Jihadist Special Forces

12/5/2018
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I'm away filming a documentary for Popular Front this week and didn't have time to get the planned episode ready in time. To avoid going a week without Popular Front I've used one of the Patreon bonus episodes to fill the void. It's the first and last time we'll do this. We'll hear from Abu Academic, who claims to be former Russian special forces. He's now using the skills he claims to have learned in Russia to train HTS jihadist fighters in Syria. - www.patreon.com/popularfront -...

Duration:00:24:10

27. Russia vs Ukraine: Trouble in the Sea of Azov

11/29/2018
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We got journalist Christopher Miller back on to talk about last week's clashes between Russia and Ukraine in the Sea of Azov. Everything you wanted to know about this escalating situation is right here. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.front

Duration:00:29:06

26. Assad's Tank Graveyard

11/21/2018
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Independent researcher Jakub Janovsky tells us how the Assad regime's tank fleet, one of the world's biggest, was reduced almost entirely to scrap metal and smouldering debris. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.front

Duration:00:36:41

25. The Real Cyberwar

11/14/2018
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There's a lot of hype and nonsense when it comes to reporting on cyber warfare, so we spoke to one of the best tech journalists around to explain what the real threats of cyberwar are right now. - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.front

Duration:00:50:19

24. Who are the Hashd al-Shaabi?

11/7/2018
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Phillip Smyth takes us on a deep dive into the world of the Hashd al-Shaabi, the Iranian backed militias (also known as the PMU, PMF, and "Shia Militias") fighting in Iraq. They've documented their own war crimes, shot unarmed protesters, and have been building the groundwork for their movement for years... So who are they? - www.patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - www.twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - www.instagram.com/popular.front

Duration:01:01:40

23. The Pop Culture of Nuclear Apocalypse with War College

10/31/2018
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It's Halloween, so we're doing something a bit different. For this episode we teamed up with the guys from War College to have a chat about how nuclear war has so often influenced the pop culture around us. - patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - twitter.com/jake_hanrahan - twitter.com/War_College

Duration:00:42:41

22. Assassinations in Afrin

10/25/2018
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Alexander McKeever tells us all about the mysterious assassination squads of Afrin in Northern Syria. We hear about the tactics of Wrath of Olives and how Afrin was looted and ruined after the invasion by Turkish backed rebels. - patreon.com/popularfront - www.popularfront.co - @jake_hanrahan

Duration:00:52:09

21. Wilayat Sinai: The ISIS Insurgency in Egypt

10/17/2018
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Yago Rodríguez tells us about Wilayat Sinai, the branch of ISIS in Egypt. We hear how they're launching well organised military attacks, trading weapons with Libya, and doing deals with Gaza. - patreon.com/popularfront - popularfront.co - @jake_hanrahan

Duration:00:51:59

20. Venezuela's Crushed Rebellion

10/10/2018
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We speak to Giancarlo Fiorella from In Venezuela Blog about the crushed rebellion in Venezuela. He tells us all about the street clashes, the food crisis, the drone bomb, and the last stand of Oscar Perez. - patreon.com/popularfront - popularfront.co - @jake_hanrahan

Duration:01:03:09

19. On the Frontline of the YPG's Ongoing War

10/3/2018
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We speak to Firat Batman as he takes a brief rest from fighting against ISIS in their last stronghold in Syria. Firat is a Kurd from Rojava who grew up in Sweden. He's been fighting in Rojava for the YPG for three years and is currently on the final push to chase ISIS out of the last areas they control. - patreon.com/popularfront - popularfront.co - @jake_hanrahan

Duration:00:40:46

18. The Rise of the Tiger Forces

9/26/2018
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Gregory Waters tells us all about the Tiger Forces in Syria, the pro Assad regime militia that's seen as heroes to some and war criminals to others. We'll find out why their leader is so enigmatic, how they're working with the Russian military, and what power they really hold over the region. - patreon.com/popularfront - popularfront.co - @jake_hanrahan

Duration:00:49:23

17. Female Guerrilla Warfare

9/19/2018
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We speak to Ora Szekely about the role of female combatants within various irregular conflicts, from the Colombian rebels of FARC to the Kurdish female fighters of the YPJ in Syria. - patreon.com/popularfront - popularfront.co - @jake_hanrahan

Duration:00:44:18

16. Keep it Quiet: Insurgent Suppressor Use in Battle

9/13/2018
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We speak to Everest65, who's been working extensively to gather information about insurgent suppressor use in battle in the Middle East and North Africa. This one is about as niche as it gets. - patreon.com/popularfront - popularfront.co - @jake_hanrahan

Duration:00:49:21

15. The Idlib Dilemma

9/4/2018
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The region of Idlib in northwestern Syria has been a fiefdom for jihadist forces for some time, most notably the al-Qaeda offshoot Hayat Tahrir al-Sham who rule about 60% of the region. Russia and the Assad regime are likely to launch an offensive on Idlib very soon, but with three million people living there and many unhappy civilians, it's not as simple as wiping out extremists. Sasha Ghosh-Siminoff tell us why the battle for Idlib will be a huge humanitarian catastrophe. -...

Duration:00:50:25

14. 3D Printed Warfare

8/28/2018
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We speak to Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed about his highly controversial 3D printed gun project. He also talks about crypto-anarchy, untraceable firearms, and his long battle with the US government. - patreon.com/popularfront - popularfront.co - @jake_hanrahan

Duration:00:36:27

13. Ukraine is Still at War

8/22/2018
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The conflict in East Ukraine has become a slow but constant battle from the trenches. Young soldiers are killed almost every week and the separatist held regions are still under the rule of an iron fist, yet the media, both in Ukraine and internationally, seems to have forgotten that Ukraine is still at war. We got some updates on the current state of the conflict from Radio Free Europe's Christopher Miller, who's been covering the conflict from the start. - patreon.com/popularfront -...

Duration:00:59:04

12. The Ambazonia Insurgency in Cameroon

8/17/2018
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In Cameroon a conflict between English speaking Cameroonian rebels and the French speaking Cameroon state forces is rapidly getting worse. Whole villages are being burned, civilians are being killed, and young men are forming militias. There's little coverage in the media about this conflict so far, so we spoke to the only reporter who's been on the ground with the Anglophone militias to find out what's going on. - patreon.com/popularfront - popularfront.co - @jake_hanrahan

Duration:00:44:52

11. Tracking Guns Across the World with Silah Report

8/7/2018
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Ever wondered why some warlords get all the best guns and others are left to craft their own? Or how British made muskets end up on Afghanistan gun markets? Or why the Marines now have a dedicated drone person? If so, you'll love this episode. Discover all things small arms with Silah Report. - patreon.com/popularfront - popularfront.co - @jake_hanrahan

Duration:00:57:05

10. ISIS International

7/31/2018
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Hear Pawel Wojcik talking about how ISIS has gone international, spreading its jihadist Caliphate across the world, setting up effective cells in Libya, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and East Asia. Find out why the fall of Raqqa was not the end of ISIS. - patreon.com/popularfront - popularfront.co - @jake_hanrahan

Duration:01:16:09