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Episode 144: What to Expect from President Trump

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous discusses what we can expect from a Trump Administration with Josef Joffe and Michael Mandelbaum.

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Episode 143: The Trump Transition and Academia’s New Challenge

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with Eliot A. Cohen about the challenges of Trump’s transition before discussing the task ahead for liberal college campuses over the next four years with Artemis Seaford.

Episode 142: Donald Ascendant

On this week’s episode, host Richard Aldous discusses the election of Donald J. Trump with Walter Russell Mead.

Episode 141: Ragtime and Kleptocrats

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with Ben Judah about the nefarious global threat of kleptocracy, before discussing Scott Joplin’s musical legacy with John McWhorter.

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Episode 140: Can Kiev Combat Energy Corruption?

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous discusses Ukraine’s progress (or lack thereof) in reforming its energy sector.

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Episode 139: Tristan, Isolde, und Trump’s California Roots

This week, host Richard Aldous speaks with Nicholas Gallagher about the Met’s new Tristan und Isolde before discussing the Californian origins of the pro-Trump right with Jason Willick.

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Episode 138: Mosul’s Liberation and Trouble in the Security Council

On this week’s episode, host Richard Aldous speaks with Rasha Al Aqeedi about the current state and future of ISIS-occupied Mosul, before discussing the U.S.-Russia fallout over Syria with Richard Gowan.

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Episode 137: Mahler and a Bosnian Vote

On this week’s episode, host Richard Aldous speaks with Dimitar Bechev about a recent Bosnian referendum before talking about the music of Gustav Mahler with Barton Swaim.

Episode 136: Pandemics and a Collapsing Petrostate

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with Drew Miller about bioengineered viruses before discussing Venezuela’s spiraling economy with Russell Crandall.

Episode 135: Precarious Putin and Political History’s Decline

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous discusses political history’s disappearing act with Frederik Logevall and Kenneth Osgood before speaking about Putin’s shaky grip on power with Kirk Bennett.

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Commitment Issues

It goes far deeper than a failure to reach the 2% spending target.

After The Referendum

The Council of Europe re-introduces monitoring for Turkey on human rights issues for the first time since 2004.

A New Deal

For Moscow, round two of production cuts is going to be harder than round one.

How do you solve a problem like Korea?

The U.S. is rushing to deploy missile defense in South Korea before the elections.

Pyongyang Under Pressure?

Is Pyongyang rationing fuel in fear of a coming Chinese embargo?

The President vs. the Mayors

A court ruling in California marks the latest setback for President Trump’s immigration policies.

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