war on the rocks

Gutter? Catahr? Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

How do you solve a problem like Qatar? This week over Pimms Cups, we talk with Mara Karlin about all the Middle East dramas (and why she loves the SAIS cult). We lament the State Dept budget and UK politics, pay tribute to the USS Fitzgerald, and wonder if we’ll ever have a strategy in Afghanistan or Syria. Finally, American Gods, the Manic Pixie Dream S2 of Band of Brothers, and Fidget Spinners.

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Music: “Jennifer Lawrence,” by Future Teens; Produced by Tré Hester

Image: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation, adapted