The US, the EU and much of Latin America back self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó. Russia, China and – for now – Venezuela's military back incumbent Nicolas Maduro. Julia Buxton of the Central European University explains the origins of Venezuela's desperate impasse.
- 2019/03 / Podcasts, 2019/03 Venezuela
France's ‘gilets jaunes' protests show no sign of fizzling out. In this month's podcast, political scientist Laurent Bonelli discusses their grievances – and their staying power.
- 2019/01 / Podcasts, 2019/01 Bonelli
Akram Belkaid, LMD's Middle East and North Africa editor, examines Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, whose old or sick rulers have an increasingly tenuous grip on power.
- 2018/12 / Podcasts, 12/18 Maghreb
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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