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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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A Tribute to Zbigniew Brzezinski

It is with great sadness this Memorial Day weekend that we report that Zbigniew Brzezinski has passed away.Dr. Brzezinski was a founding editorial board member of The American Interest and a counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He was the National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter from 1977-81. He was also a friend […]

Episode 168: Terror, Russia, and Improbable Collusion

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with George Walden about the recent terrorist attack in Manchester before discussing allegations of Trump’s collusion with Russia with Kirk Bennett.

Episode 167: The State of State and Legacies in Denial

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with James Jeffrey about what diplomacy can (and cannot) do, before talking with James Kirchick about former president Obama’s culpability in the deterioration of the liberal world order.

Episode 166: The Johnson Amendment and the Need for Nation States

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with Blake Seitz about the Johnson amendment before discussing how populist politics is affecting America’s relations with Europe.

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