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Episode 178: Talking Turkey with Henri Barkey

On this week’s episode, host Richard Aldous speaks with Henri Barkey about America’s relationship with Erdogan’s Turkey.

Episode 177: A Nazi Purge and a Civil War Conundrum

On this week’s episode, host Richard Aldous speaks with Adam Garfinkle about the case for taking down all Civil War memorials, before discussing the tech industry’s attempted take-down of resurgent white nationalism online.

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Episode 176: Trump, Afghanistan, and India

Host Richard Aldous speaks with Aparna Pande about India, Afghanistan, and—who else?—Donald Trump.

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Episode 175: Abbas, Palestine, and a Looming Zuma Dynasty

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with Amir Tibon about Mahmoud Abbas’s role in Palestinian politics before discussing the potential for a Zuma dynasty with Matthew Taylor King.

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Episode 174: Cabinet Policy and a Mourned Minaret

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with Damir Marusic about the Russia policy cobbled together by Trump’s cabinet before speaking with Rasha Al Aqeedi about the legacy of a destroyed minaret in Mosul.

Episode 173: Across The Spectrum

Relevant Reading:Free the Spectrum! Thomas Winslow Hazlett Good evening, listeners! This week, our host Richard Aldous speaks with Thomas Winslow Hazlett, author of The Political Spectrum: The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology, from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone about everything from Google’s Project Loon to why it’s so hard to get reliable and consistent cell phone reception […]

Episode 172: Stone and Putin

On this week’s episode, host Richard Aldous speaks with Sean Keeley about Oliver Stone’s recent controversial HBO interview of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Episode 171: Scholars, Policymakers, and Surveying Syria

On this week’s episode, host Richard Aldous speaks with Hal Brands about why policymakers and scholars can’t just get along before discussing in depth the situation in Syria with Andrew Bernard.

Episode 170: A European Election Special

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with George Walden about Theresa May’s bad day before discussing Macron’s ascendance with Benjamin Haddad.

Episode 169: A Revolutionary Centenary and the Paris Pull Out

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with Jamie Horgan about Trump’s latest snub of the global order before discussing the Russian revolution with Sean McMeekin.

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Rogue Nations

Trump’s simultaneous confrontation of Pyongyang and Tehran could have unintended consequences.

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