Good evening, podcast listeners! On this week’s episode, we discuss two of the biggest flashpoints in the world right now: TAI Editor Adam Garfinkle lends his expertise to a discussion about the war in Gaza, and Johns Hopkins University law professor Ruth Wedgwood speaks on the legal implications of the downing of flight MH17.
Anti-Israel protestors in Europe are flying the black ISIS flag. This is not only a sign of the growing threat of anti-Semitism in Europe, but could also pose new challenges for Europe’s anti-terror policies.
Britain is issuing new licenses for oil and gas drilling for the first time in six years. The country won’t find replicating U.S. shale success simple or easy, but this latest move is a step in the right direction.
As ISIS goes on a rampage in Syria, the US finally moves to arm some moderates. Unfortunately, it’s probably not enough to stop the coming bloodbath – or turn it to our advantage.
China tested an anti-satellite missile this week. The more threats that Beijing can pose to the military assets of potential enemies, the more costly and complicated it becomes to build defenses against China’s rise.
Nearly three out of four Chinese coal enterprises are running in the red, the result of a supply glut that points to a broader slowing of the Chinese economy.
Japan has signed major energy deals with Colombia and Mexico, and is increasing sanctions on Russia. Japanese foreign policy is becoming increasingly active, as PM Shinzo Abe seeks to counterbalance China’s rise.
Chinese officials are continuing with their efforts to destroy crosses and churches. But this comparatively mild persecution may help Chinese Christians in the long run.
Nothing to see here. As the world burns and the West is transfixed by events in Ukraine and the Middle East, Chinese leaders quietly continue to test how far they can push things without eliciting a response.
The term “Finlandization” is making a comeback as a proposed remedy for Ukraine’s delicate position between East and West. A look back at Finland’s postwar experience shows us why this is a bad idea.