RAG RADIO: Foreign Policy Expert Roy Casagranda: ‘Citizen Trump Takes on the World’

Government professor and Middle East expert Casagranda in a lively discussion of Donald Trump's first 100 days

Roy Casagranda, left, and Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer at the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, April 2017. Photo by Roger Baker.

Government professor and Middle East expert Roy Casagranda joins Thorne Dreyer for a lively discussion of Donald Trump’s first 100 days in general and his “foreign policy” in particular, especially as it relates to Syria, Afghanistan, and North Korea.

Roy Casagranda is an Associate Professor of Government at Austin Community College where he teaches U.S. and Texas politics. His areas of research include Middle East history and politics, U.S. foreign policy, political philosophy, and warfare. He is currently completing an ad hoc interdisciplinary Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin. Casagranda serves as an analyst on Middle East Political Affairs for the Austin ABC affiliate, KVUE, and has written about Arab and U.S. politics and history for several publications in Iran.

Casagranda was our guest on Rag Radio twice in December 2015, discussing “ISIL and the Origins of the Syrian Crisis,” and “How U.S. Actions in Iraq Set the Table for ISIL,” shows that provided some groundwork for today’s discussion.

ragradio250x250Rag Radio is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The host and producer of Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, is a prominent Austin-based activist and writer who was a pioneer of the ’60s underground press movement. The show’s engineer and co-producer is Tracey Schulz and the staff photographer is Roger Baker. The syndicated show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP in Austin, is streamed live at Radio Free America, and is later rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., on Houston Pacifica’s KPFT HD-3 90.1-FM, and by KKRN, 88.5-FM in Round Mountain, CA — and is a featured podcast at Veterans Today. All Rag Radio podcasts can be found at the Internet Archive. Contact: [email protected].

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