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The Bigger Picture with Timothy Spangler

The Bigger Picture focuses on the humorous and absurd side of international affairs and global events. Host Timothy Spangler is joined each week in the studio by Phillip Sparks, musical afficiando and conscious of the African American community, and David Fisher, classically-trained actor and bon vivant. Your unique opinions and perspectives matter, so working the phone lines is Lewis, our ideological wildcard. Regular contributors to the show include Martin Hanlin, Charlie Wolf and David Yontz. Their segments showcase stories that are too important to be overlooked by an insular American media. We're here to help you make sense of the world. We're here to show you The Bigger Picture.

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The Bigger Picture - 11/10/2013 - Hour 2

Timothy Spangler hosts...

Posted 11/10/2013 11:00:00 PM

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The Bigger Picture - 11/10/2013 - Hour 1

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Posted 11/10/2013 10:00:00 PM

TIMOTHY SPANGLER'S LATEST COLUMNS

The battle for Africa continued this week, as members of the Islamist militant organization Boko Haram kidnapped more than 100 girls from the Chibok Girls Secondary School in Nigeria. This came only days after over 70 people were killed and 124...
The gallows are working overtime in Iran. Those who hoped that the election in June of moderate Hassan Rouhani as president of Iran would be a step forward for the theocratic state will be disappointed by reports circulating this past week that...
Reform in Saudi Arabia continued this past week, as plans were announced to allow 100 female nurses to retrain as paramedics in order to provide emergency medical treatment. The immediate cause was the scandal of a young women who collapsed at an...
Disregarding the threats of sanctions and international ignominy, Russian President Vladimir Putin this week signed a treaty formally annexing the region of Crimea. In doing so, he reunites his country with a former province that was signed away 60...
With presidential elections in Afghanistan a month away, President Obama soon will be confronting a clear referendum on the success of his controversial “Af-Pak policy,” one of the cornerstones of his own legacy. After the allegations of...
With the conclusion of the Winter Olympics closely followed by host country Russia's invasion of its neighbor, Ukraine, expectations for the lasting benefits of large-scale international sporting events now are probably at a relatively low ebb. It is...
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan this past week found himself in the midst of an unfolding scandal resulting from the release on the Internet of recordings, purportedly involving Erdogan and his son, Bilal, discussing the movement of large...

THE HOST

Timothy Spangler ( @timothyspangler ) is a writer, commentator, lawyer and academic who divides his time between Southern California and the United Kingdom. 

His award-winning syndicated foreign affairs column appears each week in the Orange County Register, and other newspapers across the US and internationally.  Timothy has appeared on CNN, CNBC, BBC and Sky News, and has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Financial Times and the Economist. 

He also writes the award-winning blog, “Law of the Market,” dedicated to covering the politics of Wall Street regulation and the regulation of Wall Street politics .  The two decades he spent working on Wall Street and in the City of London has given him unlimited access to the inner workings of the global financial markets, and the trends that that are driving international affairs in the 21st century.  His forthcoming book, One Step Ahead: Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds after the Global Financial Crisis, will be published by Oneworld in September 2013.