International Relations Episodes

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Global Discord: Values and Power in a Fractured World Order. Talking with author Paul Tucker.

Jan. 11, 2023

China, an authoritarian state, is challenging the US dollar as the global reserve currency.

Guest: Paul Tucker
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Deep State: An overview of the current state of espionage during the age of Great Power Competition. Talking with Alp Sevimlisoy, geopolitical strategist and national security expert.

Dec. 19, 2022

Failings of Russian Spycraft in Ukraine, the West’s sharing of intel with Ukraine and China’s moves in its global espionage reach.

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Saudi Arabia: No longer our reliable ally ? Talking with Professor Nicholas Grossman of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Nov. 1, 2022

Saudi Arabia decreased daily oil production despite Biden’s request to increase. The Saudi move favors Russia. Why did they do it ?

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Atlanticism versus Eurasianism : talking with Alp Sevimlisoy, the foremost Atlanticist in the Turkish Republic.

Oct. 6, 2022

Atlanticism enshrines Western values of liberal democracy and personal freedom whereas Eurasianism represents authoritarian rule and limited liberty.

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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.