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Episode 183: Looming Threats to Liberal Democracy

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with Larry Diamond about a potential crisis brewing for liberal democracy.

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Episode 182: How Russia Seizes the Opportunity in Europe

On this week’s episode, host Richard Aldous speaks with Dimitar Bechev about his new book, Rival Power: Russia in Southeast Europe.

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Episode 181: How Stalin Waged Agricultural Warfare on Ukraine

On this week’s episode, host Richard Aldous speaks with Anne Applebaum about her new book, Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine.

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Episode 180: The Competent Trump Oxymoron and Ukraine’s Future

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with Kirk Bennett about Ukraine and Russia before discussing Trump’s incompetence with Nils Gilman.

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Episode 179: Abundant Energy and Russian Interference

Relevant Reading:Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power Meghan O’SullivanThe Russian Interference Racket Sean Keeley Good evening listeners! We have a great show for you this week, as host Richard Aldous speaks with Meghan O’Sullivan about her new book about global energy abundance, before discussing election interference from Moscow […]

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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.

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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.

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