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Laura Carlsen on what replaces ‘the worst trade deal ever'

11/13/2018
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Despite Trump's protestations to the contrary, has NAFTA simply been replaced with NAFTA 2.0? In this month's podcast, Laura Carlsen assesses who the losers and winners might be following the recent USCMA deal. - 2018/11 / Podcasts, 2018/11 Nafta

Duration:00:20:05

Paul Mason: two years on, it's still two fingers to the elites

11/13/2018
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With the UK's Brexit deadline imminent, journalist Paul Mason says that, though there has been a swing in favour of remaining in the EU, it won't be enough to change the mood of economic nationalism, xenophobia and hostility towards elites that produced 2016's vote to leave in the first place. - 2018/10 / Podcasts, 2018/10 Brexit

Duration:00:18:19

Christophe Jaffrelot discusses the challenges ahead for Pakistan's new prime minister

11/13/2018
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In this month's podcast, CERI-Sciences Po/CNRS director and author of The Pakistan Paradox: Instability and Resilience Christophe Jaffrelot discusses the new prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan. Pakistan's history shows that politicians who try to free themselves from the military's influence get removed from power. Is Imran Khan likely to be able to reach a modus vivendi with the (...) - 2018/09 / Podcasts, 2018/09 Pakistan

Duration:00:19:29

Michael J Glennon on the growing power of the United States' national security bureaucracy

11/13/2018
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In this month's podcast, Tufts law professor Michael J Glennon discusses the current anomalous situation in which unelected US security agencies portray themselves as safeguards against presidential authoritarianism. But – the question is an ancient one – who will watch the watchmen? - 2018/07 / Podcasts, 2018/07 - US Agencies

Duration:00:18:52

Benjamin Cunningham on why perceptions of corruption matter

11/13/2018
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In this month's podcast Benjamin Cunningham discusses how perceptions of corruption differ in eastern and western Europe, and how they can have real-world impacts. - 2018/05 / Podcasts, 2018/04 - Eastern Europe

Duration:00:19:59

Sylvie Laurent on recovering the true legacy of Martin Luther King

11/13/2018
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In this month's podcast, Martin Luther King biographer Sylvie Laurent discusses how Dr King's memory has been hijacked by mainstream US interests and turned into something much cosier than his true legacy deserves. But, Laurent argues, that true legacy lives on – if you know where to look for it. - 2018/04 / Podcasts, 2018/04 - MLK

Duration:00:13:44

Michael Klare on Trump's new nuclear age

11/13/2018
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Within days of assuming office, President Trump commissioned a Nuclear Posture Review. This recently published document depicts a world full of threat and risk for the US and calls for a significant upgrading of its nuclear capabilities. Here, Michael Klare discusses the implications of a President ‘fully committed to expanding the perceived utility of atomic weapons'. - 2018/03 / Podcasts, 2018/03 - Nuclear War

Duration:00:27:00

Gilbert Achcar on the Saudis' ‘palace coup'

11/13/2018
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Saudi-funded billboards proclaimed #ANewSaudiArabia when the country's recently nominated crown prince visited London this month. Gilbert Achcar explains what's really going on in the kingdom and what it means for the region. - 2018/03 / Podcasts, 2018/03 - Saudi Arabia

Duration:00:25:41

Maxime Robin on the new drugs ‘100 times stronger than heroin'

11/13/2018
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In this month's podcast, Maxime Robin discusses how America's addiction to powerful painkillers led to an epidemic of synthetic opioid overdoses. We also hear from an Ohio county coroner with frontline experience of this health emergency. - 2018/02 / Podcasts, 2018/02 - US

Duration:00:16:27

Dominique Vidal on the routes to radicalisation

11/13/2018
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In this interview, Dominique Vidal discusses how much progress researchers and intellectuals have made in understanding home-grown jihadism in France, a ‘hydra in a state of constant change'. If understanding is still sketchy, what are the implications? - 2018/01 / Podcasts, 2018/01-Jihadism

Duration:00:13:56

Julien Brygo on India's vast army of servants

10/11/2018
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In this month's podcast, journalist Julien Brygo talks about his visit to Noida, an affluent New Delhi satellite town. Like many such developments, it couldn't function without the labour of often mistreated domestic workers. So what happened in July when their frustrations came to a head? - 2017/12 / Podcasts, 2017/12 - Indian servants

Duration:00:21:38

Laura Raim on Israel's control over women's lives

9/19/2018
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In this podcast, journalist Laura Raim talks about the uphill struggle faced by women in Israel seeking equality and freedom from sexual harassment. ‘After the first intifada, feminist organisations drew a parallel between a militaristic society's violence against the Palestinians and domestic violence at home.' - 2017/11 / Podcasts, 2017/11 - Israel

Duration:00:19:03

Gabriel Gorodetsky on the early years of Soviet foreign policy

7/11/2018
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In this first edition of the relaunched podcast, historian Gabriel Gorodetsky discusses how the USSR learned to steer a course between ideology and pragmatism in its relations with foreign powers. - 2017/10 / Podcasts, 2017/10 - 1917

Duration:00:17:17

Philip Golub on how China is rebalancing the world economy

5/30/2018
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In this programme Philip Golub, professor of international relations at the American University of Paris, in conversation with George Miller, says that “China's transformation into a gravitational centre of the world capitalist economy means inevitably that power will shift, both at regional level and globally”. This interview explores some of the implications of that shift. - 2016/02 / Podcasts, 2016/02 - China

Duration:00:14:30

Ed Emery on dancing for Kobane

4/15/2018
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Ed Emery makes regular visits with fellow musicians to Calais to talk to and make music with Kurdish people who have fled from Syria and hope to gain entry to the UK: what he calls ‘musical solidarity work with migrants' as part of a wider Kurdish songbook project. In this podcast he tells George Miller more about the project. - 2015/04 / Podcasts, 2015/04 - Kobane

Duration:00:17:18

Renaud Lambert measures the Syriza effect

4/15/2018
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Renaud Lambert, deputy editor of Le Monde diplomatique, assesses the impact on Ireland and Portugal of Syriza's ongoing struggle with the EU. Does Greece's rejection of austerity increase the likelihood of the electorates of those countries following suit, or conversely increase their desire to distance themselves from the Greeks? - 2015/05 / Podcasts, 2015/05 - Ireland Portugal

Duration:00:16:10

Ibrahim Warde on HSBC

2/19/2018
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In this month's podcast, Ibrahim Warde discusses the likely consequences of the latest banking scandal over HSBC's Swiss arm. Is it a case of business as usual? - 2015/03 / Podcasts, 2015/03 - Swissleaks

Duration:00:13:02

Keith Dixon on the Scottish referendum

2/12/2018
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In this podcast, Keith Dixon, honorary professor of British Studies at Lyon University, discusses with George Miller how the referendum on Scottish independence has changed the landscape of Scottish politics, and beyond. - 2014/10 / Podcasts, 2014/10 - Scotland

Duration:00:15:28

Christophe Jaffrelot on Pakistan's populist champion of democracy

11/29/2017
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In this podcast, George Miller talks to Christophe Jaffrelot about the legacy of Iftikhar Chaudhry, Pakistan's former Chief Justice who dared to take on some of the nation's most powerful people. - 2013/12 / Podcasts, 2013/12 - Pakistan

Duration:00:13:39

Michael Klare on China's resource hunger

3/16/2015
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In this month's podcast, Michael Klare of Amherst College discusses a critical element of China's foreign policy: its increasing dependence on foreign providers of resources such as oil and gas to underpin its spectacular economic growth. In a world of depleting resources, what are the implications for China's future stability, and what does it mean for the often unstable regimes it does business (...) - 2012/09 / Podcasts, 2012/09 - Special China report

Duration:00:14:14