International Relations Episodes

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Turkey and Ukraine: Walking a tightrope between NATO and Russia. Talking with Rich Outzen, geopolitical consultant and nonresident fellow of the Atlantic Council.

Sept. 1, 2022

Turkey is arming its neighbor Ukraine and at the same time, trying to broker a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine. How do they pull it off ?

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Kim Jong Un: North Korea's savvy but brutal dictator.

Aug. 28, 2022

North Korea 🇰🇵 is a hereditary, dynasty of the Kim family. The nation’s nuclear weapons and ICBMs ensure the regime’s survival.

Guest: Jim Herlihy
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China's push into the South Pacific: A New Zealand Perspective. Talking with Senior Lecturer at Victoria University, Iati Iati.

Aug. 26, 2022

China recently signed a security pact with the strategic Solomon Islands. Australia and New Zealand fear that China could gain a military presence in their neighborhood.

Guest: Dr. Iati Iati
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Russian Speakers in NATO Countries : A Red Line for Putin ?

Aug. 21, 2022

Will Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania be prey to Putin’s expansionist policies on the pretext of protecting their Russian speaking minorities ?

Guest: Jim Herlihy
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Prisoners of Geography : 10 maps that explain everything about the world. By Tim Marshall. A Review by Jim Herlihy

June 21, 2022

A country’s physical geography still largely determines its global power and either advantages or disadvantages the geopolitical decisions of its leader.

Guest: Jim Herlihy
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Russian Sanctions - 2 months in - Are they working ? Talking with Economics writer Phillip Inman of The Guardian and Observer newspapers.

April 28, 2022

Are Russian sanctions starting to bite ? Or will China, India and Israel provide a back door to bust the sanctions, as Russia has done for Cuba and Iran for instance ?

Guest: Phillip Inman
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Women Peace Builders: Women, Peace and Security. Talking with Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, M.B.E.

April 12, 2022

UN Security Council Resolution 1325 assures women a role in peace negotiations. Adopted unanimously by the 15 members of the SC on October 31, 2001, it is reviewed annually at the UN to track progress.

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My CIA Career - Talking to Douglas London, about his book " The Recruiter, Spying and the Lost Art of American Intelligence."

Feb. 11, 2022

A candid recount of a 34 year career in the CIA’s Clandestine Service, recruiting local agents. Middle East, Africa, South and Central Asia.

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The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Era of Great Power Conflict. Talking with Elbridge Colby.

Feb. 1, 2022

The Rise of China as a super power. Can the United States forestall China’s hegemony over 40 % of the global economy which is concentrated in East Asia.

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There is Nothing for you here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century. Talking with Dr. Fiona Hill

Jan. 13, 2022

Dr. Hill served as President Trump’s Foreign Policy advisor for Russia.

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Backlash: How China's aggression has backfired. In conversation with author Helen Raleigh

Jan. 8, 2022

America and China seem to be moving in very different directions. Why are we seeing so much friction and historic shifts in the relationship ? Helen Raleigh addresses some of the fundamental misunderstandings in US China str…