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A Red Line in the Sand is the official companion podcast to journalist David Andelman's book of the same name, published by Pegasus Books.From the islands of the South China Sea to Korea's DMZ, the tribes of Arabia across Africa and throughout Europe, red lines have been setting agendas and changing history for centuries. A Red Line in the Sand will jump around the world in 12 episodes examining these boundaries that have changed history, set political agendas, spilled blood and smoothed paths toward peace.

A Red Line in the Sand is the official companion podcast to journalist David Andelman's book of the same name, published by Pegasus Books.From the islands of the South China Sea to Korea's DMZ, the tribes of Arabia across Africa and throughout Europe, red lines have been setting agendas and changing history for centuries. A Red Line in the Sand will jump around the world in 12 episodes examining these boundaries that have changed history, set political agendas, spilled blood and smoothed paths toward peace.

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A Red Line in the Sand is the official companion podcast to journalist David Andelman's book of the same name, published by Pegasus Books.From the islands of the South China Sea to Korea's DMZ, the tribes of Arabia across Africa and throughout Europe, red lines have been setting agendas and changing history for centuries. A Red Line in the Sand will jump around the world in 12 episodes examining these boundaries that have changed history, set political agendas, spilled blood and smoothed paths toward peace.

Language:

English


Episodes

Chapter 12: The Red Lines of COVID-19

6/7/2021
In the final episode of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same title, author David Andelman examines the world’s newest and most toxic web of red lines - the web that has grown up around the most lethal pandemic in a century: COVID-19. The coronavirus knows no boundaries, natural or manmade, throwing red lines across the world into question. Should we restore these red lines once the crisis has passed? Is it even possible? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:26:18

Chapter 11: NATO, A Most Eternal Line

5/24/2021
In Episode 11 of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same title, author David Andelman examines the nearly impregnable red line surrounding the 30 members of NATO - the North Atlantic Alliance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:08

Chapter 10: Palestine, More Eternal Lines

5/10/2021
In Episode 10 of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same title, author David Andelman examines Israel and Palestine and their too-often tortured frontiers and toxic red lines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:13

Chapter 9: Afghanistan, Eternal Lines

4/26/2021
In Episode 9 of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same title, author David Andelman explores Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the seemingly-eternal Durand Line, as well as the impact of the colonial Raj and the Taliban in shaping the region. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:16

Chapter 8: Africa, Cradle of Lines

4/12/2021
In Episode 8 of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same title, author David Andelman examines the continent of Africa. The world’s fastest growing region and subject of intense colonization through recent centuries, Africa has more nations and more red lines than anywhere else on the globe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:23

Chapter 7: Iran to Persia and Back

3/29/2021
In Episode 7 of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same title, author David Andelman explores the Middle East where east meets west and Shiite meets Sunni, as it develops a host of toxic challenges. Last episode focused on Iraq and this time, the focus is on Iran. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:51

Chapter 6: Iraq and Iran, Crime and Punishment

3/15/2021
In Episode 6 of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same title, author David Andelman explores the Middle East where east meets west and Shiite meets Sunni, as it develops a host of toxic challenges. He outlines America’s involvement in Iraq and Syria, examines the red lines of chemical warfare and the growth of the Islamic State. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:37

Chapter 5: Soviet Union to Russian Empire

3/1/2021
In Episode 5 of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same title, author David Andelman surveys Russia and its past and present environs: Estonia, Ukraine, Georgia, East Berlin, and more. He explores Vladimir Putin’s ambitions and their impact on his neighbors and the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:04

Chapter 4: China, By the Beautiful Sea

2/15/2021
In Episode 4 of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same title, author David Andelman explores the red lines in the South China Sea - those built up by China, its neighbors like Vietnam and the Philippines, and Western powers like the US who fear losing naval passage. In recent decades, China has increasingly become a world power, but it needs a world-class navy and sea-based control to truly claim its hold. And to do that, it needs indisputable power over the...

Duration:00:26:56

Chapter 3: Korea, Locked and Loaded

2/1/2021
In Episode 3 of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same title, author David Andelman explores the red lines on the Korean Peninsula. Korea has been front of mind for American presidents from Truman through Trump. Red lines, from the DMZ to potentially apocalyptic nuclear weapons, crisscross the peninsula and only intensified under the recent Trump presidency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:12

Chapter 2: Origins, or Where Did Red Lines Come From?

1/18/2021
In Episode 2 of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same title, author David Andelman goes back to the beginning. He explains where red lines came from in the first place and how the concept evolved. The origin of red lines takes us back to the Bible, the Indian epic Ramayana, and the charge of the Light Brigade and the Crimean War. These strategic lines turned red and grew thanks to the Red Line Agreement in the Middle East and Adolf Hitler’s drive towards World...

Duration:00:30:37

Chapter 1: Flashpoints, or What is a Red Line?

1/4/2021
In Episode 1 of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same time, author David Andelman sets the stage. He explains what red lines are and why they matter. Red lines can be geographic, diplomatic, political, or - most dangerously - military. They can be concepts, trade pacts, or physical barriers. The Iron Curtain in Cold War Europe, the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the 38th parallel on the Korean peninsula, and the line between desert and jungle in Chad - all of...

Duration:00:23:44

Introducing: A Red Line in the Sand

12/11/2020
A Red Line in the Sand is the official companion podcast to journalist David Andelman's book of the same name, published by Pegasus Books. From the islands of the South China Sea to Korea's DMZ, the tribes of Arabia across Africa and throughout Europe, red lines have been setting agendas and changing history for centuries. A Red Line in the Sand will jump around the world in 12 episodes examining these boundaries that have changed history, set political agendas, spilled blood and smoothed...

Duration:00:01:43