A World travelled news correspondent. Dana Lewis was based in Jerusalem, Moscow, and in Canada. He is super experienced. Great interviewer. A 5 star news reporter. Host/Creator of Back Story with Dana Lewis.
Some might say Lithuania punches well above it's weight on International Affairs. It has taken on Belarus, and Russia and demanded The European Union stand up and speak out on human rights,  It has taken in political refugees and let them speak out from Lithuania. It's a Country of only 3 million but speaks like a super power. What can we learn from Lithuania which now worries about America retreating from The World Stage?On this Back Story , Host Dana Lewis discusses The U.S. and Russia and freedoms with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius.
The Former Canadian Ambassador to Afghanistan Chris Alexander tells Back Story Host Dana Lewis, there is no point in talking to The Taliban.  The only way to peace are sanctions on Pakistan which directs the violence. While Afghan Ambassador to The UK,  Said Tayeb Jawad, says The Afghan Government has to talk to The Taliban, but the violence has to stop, and The Taliban has to cut ties with Al Qaeda.  So far it has not.  And in the meantime U.S. Forces should remain in Afghanistan so it  doesn't return to what it was in 9-11, a launch pad for terrorism. 
In this edition of Back Story Dana Lewis speaks to Olivia Troye.  Troye was a homeland security official. She went on to work in the Office of the Vice President of the United States as the homeland security and counterterrorism advisor to Vice President Pence, serving as an aide to the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Troye tells Dana Lewis, she (Like Anthony Fauci) has been threatened since she quite the White House over the handling of Covid19. And, that Trump put pressure on the task force to downplay and manipulate data to get parents to send children  back to school.With school guidelines Troye say's "we put people at risk and it was politics over science". Listen to this Back Story and subscribe.  
After months of protests by hundreds of thousands demanding free and fair elections, The Interior Ministry of Belarus has now threatened to shoot demonstrators. And the main opposition leader has announced she is calling on factory workers and people from across The Country to strike, and shut down the system. Ex President Lukashenko has only jailed more people and remains defiant. On this Back Story with Dana Lewis, author Edward Lucas predicts a regime change, although it will take time. and former Deputy Foreign Min Andrei Sannikov says The West has got to do more to support the brave people of Belarus. 
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City of London, England, United Kingdom
Episode Count
40
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
20 hours, 55 minutes
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