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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.

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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Episode 157: Macedonia’s Mess and Trump the Transatlanticist?

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with Josef Joffe about the Trump administration’s relationship with Europe before discussing Macedonia’s ongoing political crisis with Chris Deliso.

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Episode 156: Europe, NATO, and Kremlinology

On this week’s episode our host, Richard Aldous, speaks with Andrew A. Michta about Europe and NATO in the age of Trump before hearing from Anton Barbashin about how better to understand the Kremlin.

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Episode 155: Orson Welles and How the Media Sees Trump

On this week’s episode, host Richard Aldous speaks with Gabby Morrongiello about what it’s like to cover the Trump Administration before discussing Orson Welles with Colin Fleming.

Episode 154: Mosul, Iraq, Ukraine, and Trump

On this week’s episode, host Richard Aldous speaks with Jonathan Spyer about his recent visit to Mosul before discussing how the Donald Trump presidency will affect Ukraine.

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Episode 153: Communists, Trump, and Clement Attlee

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with David Blankenhorn about Trump and American Communism before discussing the former British prime minister Clement Attlee with John Bew.

Episode 152: Trump, Weak States, and Immigration

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with Stephen Sestanovich about Trump’s foreign policy position relative to those of his predecessors before discussing the problem of weak states with Seth Kaplan.

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Episode 151: Trump’s Strategy Options

On this week’s episode, host Richard Aldous speaks with Adam Garfinkle about his new essay on Trump’s strategic options.

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Episode 150: Superbugs and Putin’s Russia

On this week’s episode, host Richard Aldous speaks with Ilya Yashin and Kadiyali Srivatsa.

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German Election Watch

Polls in Germany show strong support for Merkel and the status quo—but storm clouds loom beyond Sunday’s elections.

Crude Economics

The UK’s most important energy resource is on the rebound.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As Myanmar cracks down on the Rohingya and the West wags fingers, Beijing sees an opportunity.

The Ethanol Expansion

Corn ethanol may be a good fit for China, but it’s still a disastrous policy here in the United States.

Land of the Rising Gun

As North Korea’s missiles fly over Japan, the debate about Tokyo’s defense posture is heating up.

Russia and the West

NATO is alarmed about Moscow’s major military exercises with Belarus—but too much panic could play right into Russia’s hands.

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