Episode 95: Corbyn’s Rise and Trouble in Turkish Skies

Relevant Reading:

An Unnecessary Crisis
Henri J. Barkey

The Derangement of the British Left
James Kirchick

Good evening, listeners! We have a must-listen episode for you this week as host Richard Aldous speaks with Henri J. Barkey about the fallout over Turkey’s shooting down a Russian jet, before turning to James Kirchick to discuss the rise of British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

First, we once again welcome to the program Henri J. Barkey, director of the Middle East Program at the Wilson Center, to talk Turkey. This time, he takes us through what he recently called the “unnecessary crisis” unfolding between Ankara and Moscow after the downing of a Russian jet one week ago.

Then, Richard speaks with James Kirchick, fellow at the Foreign Policy Initiative, about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, a man he describes as “the most radical politician ever to be elected leader of a mainstream British political party,” and what his ascent to power means for British politics.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, and follow Henri J. Barkey @hbarkey and our host Richard Aldous @RJAldous on Twitter.

Published on: December 1, 2015
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