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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.

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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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Episode 165: Immigration Reform and Europe’s Collapsing Left

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous talks immigration reform with Peter Schuck before discussing French and European politics with Alina Polyakova.

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Episode 164: Le Pen vs. Macron, and Soros vs. Orbán

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with Patrick Chamorel about the upcoming election in France, before discussing the thorny issue of the Central European University with Jeffrey Gedmin.

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Episode 163: The North Korea Problem

On this week’s episode, host Richard Aldous speaks with Charles Edel about the volatile situation in North Korea.

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Episode 162: Axed Agencies and Nuclear Options

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with William Bonvillian about Trump’s proposed elimination of ARPA-E before discussing Gorsuch and the “nuclear option” with Jason Willick.

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Episode 161: Iran Contra, Oliver North, and Paul Manafort

Good evening, listeners! We have another great episode for you this week as host Richard Aldous speaks with Roger Gran Harrison his role in the Iran Contra drama.

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Episode 160: Kremlinology and the Free Speech Conundrum

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with Damir Marusic about the recent anti-corruption protests in Russia before discussing free speech and how to defend it with Martha Bayles.

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Episode 159: Homogenous Academia and the Putin/Erdogan Bromance

Richard Aldous speaks with Dimitar Bechev about the relationship between Putin and Erdogan before inviting Samuel J. Abrams to discuss intellectual diversity (or lack of it) in modern higher education.

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Episode 158: Therapy Culture and the Attack on Medvedev

On this week’s episode, host Richard Aldous speaks with Karina Orlova about how the hit is in on Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, before discussing the “therapeutic university” with Frank Furedi.

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