In a jam-packed episode, we hear from former State Department official Rose Jackson about how America supports democracy and human rights through foreign assistance programs. It’s a deep dive into how foreign aid funding promotes values and increases security. Then the crew of regular contributors got together to talk about what ISIS could look like when it doesn’t control land anymore. Finally, we took a look back at the Iran nuclear agreement, inked two years ago this week, and ask what’s next. Oh — and apparently our contributors have a tendency to break out into spontaneous song.