The next 48 hours in Syria will be important as a "humanitarian pause" has been declared around Aleppo in order to allow some residents safe passage out of the area. Will this initiative proceed or will it end in flames, as the "humanitarian convoy" did a few weeks ago.
Syria is now the most visible and active front of The New Cold War. Not only are the US and Russia deeply involved there, in the past few days Vice President Biden has promised that the US will soon "send a message" to Russia over its alleged involvement in hacking the DNC: https://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/biden-russia-hackers-message-229853 As you can see, relations between the two countries continue to worsen.
And The New Cold War is not just contained to Syria. It actually began in earnest in 2014 in Ukraine following the US-sponsored "revolution" that led to the ouster of the elected president, Viktor Yanukovych. The current situation there is also quite volatile following the assassination last week of Arseniy Pavlov, a military leader in Donetsk: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/17/pro-russian-rebel-commander-...
So, please be certain to listen every week to these podcasts as The New Cold war twists and turns...and endangers all of us.