This week, host Richard Aldous discusses a new study that finds that American politics is more akin to an oligarchy than a democracy with the paper’s lead author, Princeton professor Martin Gilens. Then, Walter Russell Mead stops by to talk about the current state of the inequality debate, and the issue’s historical roots.
On today’s program, Richard Aldous sits down with Michael Mandelbaum, author of the new book, The Road to Global Prosperity, for a far-reaching discussion about the prospects for lasting peace in our time, the trouble the BRICs have been having lately, and whether NATO expansion into Eastern Europe was such a good idea.
Events in Ukraine—and their far-reaching geopolitical implications—are enough to make one’s head spin. But fret not, dear listener, for we’ve got the cure for what ails you, in a easily-digested 23 minute .mp3.
Has John Kerry hit an irresolvable impasse in the Middle East? And what does the rise of the far right in Europe mean? Aaron David Miller and Walter Russell Mead discuss these issues and more with host Richard Aldous in this week’s episode.
This week, Richard Aldous speaks with Lilia Shevtsova about the recent referendum in Crimea, before turning to Walter Russell Mead to discuss what a warming relationship between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia means for stability in the Middle East. Subscribe, download the episode, and enjoy the conversation on your commute home this evening!
In the fifth episode of The American Interest Podcast, Richard Aldous and Walter Russell Mead discuss Crimea, fractures in the Democrats’ ranks, and what the debate over the minimum wage misses. Stream the discussion on our site, or click through to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. It’s perfect listening for your commute home this evening.
Richard Aldous and Walter Russell Mead discuss Putin’s invasion of Crimea in this week’s podcast. Listen in to find out what Russian aggression means for nuclear proliferation, Obama’s foreign policy legacy, and Beijing’s calculations.