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The Newsmakers is TRT World’s flagship current affairs programme, featuring in-depth reports and interviews with the drivers of the biggest stories of the week. Hosted by award-winning journalist Imran Garda, we go to the heart of every issue, offering unfiltered debates, context and commentary that disrupt conventional perspectives on international affairs. We generate discussion, drive the news agenda and demand accountability from people in power. The Newsmakers is an honest and relevant ...
 
Israel Story is an award-winning podcast that tells true stories you won't hear on the news. Hosted by Mishy Harman, the bi-weekly show brings you extraordinary tales about ordinary Israelis. The show is produced in partnership with Tablet Magazine. For Hebrew episodes, see סיפור ישראלי, or go to our website: israelstory.org Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
The Global Gambit (TGG) is the preeminent independent social podcast on geopolitics, foreign policy, and current affairs, involving live, interactive audience participation. Each month, TGG brings you top-tier interviews or panels consisting of policymakers, journalists, or academics covering every region and theme in international relations. Previous guests include experts from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Atlantic Council (AC), Crisis Group (ICG), and Johns Hopkins University Sc ...
 
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When the president stands accused of drug trafficking, what hope is there? From 2014, for eight years Juan Orlando Hernandez ruled Honduras like his personal fiefdom. A Central American strongman comparable with some of the worst from decades past, under his presidency Honduras began a rapid descent into a so-called “narco-state”. The allegations a…
 
A recent visit to Taiwan by Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has heightened tensions between the US and China. Their relationship is the worst it’s been in decades. America has accused China of dangerous military provocations in the region. China has warned the US not to play with fire. Add to all that Russia’s invasion of …
 
Episode Outline The parallels between Taiwan & Ukraine have and are continually being made, despite the seemingly obvious differences, largely because of their symbolism in the fight for democracy vs autocracy. And one person, who's devoted a particular amount of focus to the themes of liberalism, democracy, and governance is Francis Fukuyama. Ques…
 
Ukrainian forces have launched a counteroffensive to retake Kherson, the largest city captured by Russia in this year's invasion. But the occupiers are redoubling their efforts to integrate the city and surrounding region into Russia - and they need the help of local collaborators. A few Ukrainians are eagerly serving the invaders. But many key wor…
 
Images of queues, huge piles of luggage and even pilots loading their planes with cargo have plagued the media throughout the world. Airports have been in chaos for months as they have attempted to re-emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, with Europe, the UK and the USA all having suffered the worst of the effects so far. Flight cancelations have play…
 
Episode Outline The Russian Wagner Group is an infamous private military contractor (PMC) operating in the Ukraine War. However, little is known of them, and so we should look to learn more by looking at their activities elsewhere, including where they first came to light, Libya: Why is the Wagner Group increasingly active in Ukraine and what could…
 
Gönül Bozoğlu on “Museums, Emotion and Memory Culture: The Politics of the Past in Turkey” (Routledge). The book examines Istanbul's Panorama 1453 Museum and Ankara's Atatürk and War of Independence Museum to show how history in Turkey is often a battleground where contemporary identities clash for supremacy. Become a member to support Turkey Book …
 
Tigers are making a remarkable comeback in Nepal. The small Himalayan nation is on track to become the first country to double its wild tiger population in the last decade. A new census will be released on International Tiger Day (29th of July). The recovery is the result of tough anti-poaching measures that have involved the military and the local…
 
Tunisian President Kais Saied has drafted a new constitution for Tunisia that gives him new sweeping powers, including authority over the judiciary and immunity for life from prosecution. Tunisia was a beacon of hope for democracy after the Arab Spring. The country rid itself of dictator Ben Ali after 24 years of rule and moved to a more democratic…
 
Episode Outline The Russian-Ukraine War has exacerbated the already fragile food insecurity affecting multiple states around the globe. What does the Ukraine-Russia grain deal mean for global food supplies and the crisis? Should we expect this to lead to the potential for a broader ceasefire or peace deal being made? How does the food crisis, espec…
 
In 2016 Britain voted to leave the European Union. There were warnings that pulling away from the largest trade bloc in the world would be damaging to the UK’s finances. Those that campaigned for Brexit argued it would offer the UK self-determination and the freedom to forge its own trade relationships. Who was right?This week on The Inquiry we att…
 
Murat Somer on “Return to Point Zero: The Turkish-Kurdish Question and How Politics and Ideas (Re)Make Empires, Nations and States” (SUNY Press). The book examines how Turkey's Kurdish question emerged decades ago and why that formative period is still crucial today. Become a member to support Turkey Book Talk. Members get a 35% discount on all Tur…
 
Episode Outline The role of Turkey in the 2022 Ukraine War is one that has many observers and pundits guessing: What does Turkey seek to gain from supporting Ukraine but also engaging Russia? Why did Erdogan threaten to block Swedish/Finnish NATO ascension? How genuine are its attempts to broker peace between the two sides? How integral is Erdogan'…
 
Sri Lanka is now in the worst economic crisis they have seen in decades, schools are closed, fuel is in short supply, there are power cuts and a shortage of food. The President has been forced to resign and the political future of the country is uncertain. But can the current problems be traced back to a decision to take the country’s food producti…
 
Context Friday, July 8th, 2022 saw the inconceivable and tragic assassination of Shinzo Abe, former Japanese Prime Minister, by Tetsuya Yamagami. Abe came to be known for many things, including 'Abenomics' - his form of economic policy, but equally, his terming of the 'Indo-Pacific' - something that has become a cornerstone of US foreign policy. Th…
 
Episode Details What does the Ukraine War mean for relationships across the European continent? Has it been the trigger for the EU to establish its own army? How much has the war altered opinions towards the role or presence of nuclear weaponry? Why has the Ukrainian's use of information warfare been so much more effective than Russia's in diplomac…
 
A software engineer called Blake Lemoine has been suspended from Google after claiming an AI chatbot called LaMDA is a person with wishes and rights that should be respected. He says the chatbot wants to be seen as a google employee, and not as a product. He also calls it his friend.Google says it's reviewed his concerns and the evidence does not s…
 
Dimitar Bechev on “Turkey Under Erdogan: How a Country Turned from Democracy and the West” (Yale University Press). The book gives a neat overview of how the country and President Erdogan came to where they are today, ahead of crucial elections scheduled for next year. Become a member to support Turkey Book Talk. Members get a 35% discount on all T…
 
This year India has experienced its worst heatwave since records began. The heatwave is estimated to have led to dozens of deaths across the region and led to forest fires and damage to wheat crops. Health and livelihoods are threatened by the rising temperatures. How much can India adapt to heat that is rising to the limit of human endurance and w…
 
Episode Details What repercussions does Russia's invasion of Ukraine mean for the Middle East? How did different countries in the region react? Will there be a regional destabilization due to intensifying food insecurity in multiple states? Which countries, if any, will be able to help offset the growing energy crisis? These questions and more are …
 
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