Obama Foreign Policy + International Religious Freedom with Ivan Plis

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Published on 11 Feb 2015, 2:00
President Obama’s recent interview for Vox.com where he talked about the goal of his foreign policy and the concept of idealism vs. realism is looked at with Daily Caller News Foundation reporter Ivan Pils who talks about US relations with various dictators despite human right atrocities that they have committed. We also look at the relationship between religion and violent conflict, whether military intervention is necessary to combat rising jihadism and underreporting about the conflict in Yemen, in this Lip News interview, hosted by Elliot Hill.

GUEST BIO:
Ivan Plis is a Washington-based reporter at the Daily Caller News Foundation, where he writes about religion and world news with a focus on Islamic terrorism in the Middle East. He was born in Russia and graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

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EPISODE BREAKDOWN:
00:01 Welcome to TLN.
00:05 Introducing Ivan Plis.
00:30 President Obama interview on foreign policy and criticisms on lack of consistency.
05:20 King Abdullah’s death and relations with Saudi Arabia despite human rights violations.
09:00 Relationship between religion and violent conflict, ISIS, Al Qaeda and odd alliances.
15:20 Military intervention, Iran’s proxy war against Israel and navigating through the jihadist threat and religious ideology.
21:40 Yemen conflict underreporting.
24:20 Thanks and goodbye.
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