Nov 4, 2019
When President Trump decided to officially withdraw
American troops from Kurdish-controlled Syria, many people,
including some in his own administration, were shocked. But the
Kurds, themselves? Today’s guest says, “Not so much.”
In this episode, Ian Bremmer breaks down the long
and tragic history of the Kurdish people, the group’s geopolitical
significance in the region and beyond, and the many times the U.S.
has left this ally stranded politically or militarily. This show
also contains a field interview with NYC pizza magnate Hakki
Akdeniz, a Kurdish immigrant who came to the U.S. broke and
homeless. He now has a booming business, more than 3 million
Instagram followers, and he’s giving back by feeding homeless
people on the city streets.