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The Hingham ‘Cast is a hyper local, weekly podcast that looks at the pandemic through the lens of one small town: Hingham, Massachusetts. Hosted by award-winning broadcast journalist Ally Donnelly, The Hingham 'Cast explores how to build better communities through meaningful conversations. We talk about our health, our kids, our schools, our money, our jobs, our relationships, joys and struggles. Even as the pandemic keeps us apart, there is a real opportunity to come together. Through intim ...
 
Ensuring the balance of power in Europe has, since the inception of our republic, been a core security interest for the US. Today, and for the entire post-Cold War period, the challenges to the European peace have emerged along the line running roughly from the Baltic to the Black Sea. This is what we call the Eastern Front. Our goal in this podcast is to better inform the American people about what’s going on there. Join us, Giselle Donnelly, Iulia Joja, and Dalibor Rohac every week on in o ...
 
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In this special edition of The Eastern Front recorded from Ukraine, Giselle interviews Iulia and Dalibor who are on the ground in Ukraine alongside Ambassador Daniel Baer, former U.S. Ambassador to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe. This special recording includes a small audience and is hosted in a roundtable format by Jeff G…
 
Dalibor and Iulia report live from Kyiv, Ukraine alongside Jeff Gedmin, co-founder and editor-in-chief of American Purpose magazine. Dalibor, Iulia, and Jeff share their astonishing eyewitness accounts from Kyiv, Bucha, and Irpin of how Ukrainian society is coping with, recovering from, and preparing for future war; Ukrainians' resolve to win the w…
 
From the Eastern Front, Iulia and Dalibor join Giselle for a conversation with Slovak Ambassador to the Czech Republic Rastislav Káčer. The ambassador outlines how Putin is already losing the war in Ukraine. All discuss the questions: When will Putin lose the war? And what will the costs be? The ambassador also sheds light on Central European suppo…
 
Giselle and Dalibor are joined by Iulia and guest Oana Serafim, former Director of Moldovan Service for Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, live from Bucharest, Romania. Oana brings her personal connection to Moldova and nearly thirty years of expertise in Eastern European media to The Eastern Front Podcast. While Moldova is not a part of the Europe…
 
Iulia and Dalibor are joined by Pavel Fischer, Senator and Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security of the Czech Republic. They exchange thoughts on the Czech Republic's exemplary support for Ukraine, the sustainability of that aid, and the levels of urgency felt by the Czech Republic and other European allies to deliver reli…
 
Iulia joins The Eastern Front from Romania! In this episode, Iulia, Giselle, and Dalibor analyze and banter about a range of factors in Russia's war against Ukraine such as military strategy, drawing historical analogies, values, sanctions, allied resilience, and more. Iulia offers a situation report from Romania, sharing what she has witnessed abo…
 
Giselle, Iulia, and Dalibor are joined by Elisabeth Braw, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and expert on "grayzone" warfare (warfare below the kinetic threshhold), to discuss Finland and Sweden's pivot towards NATO application and how Finland and Sweden combat neighboring Russian "grayzone aggression". Other topics include where F…
 
As the UN continues to sound the alarm about the global consequences of the war in Ukraine, Estonia's Permanent Representative to the UN, Sven Jürgenson, joins Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia for the Eastern Front's 50th episode. Ambassador Jürgenson discusses the UN's founding purpose and how that translates to its response to Russia's invasion of Ukr…
 
Giselle, Iulia, and Dalibor are joined by Vlad Davidzon, a nonresident fellow in The Atlantic Council Eurasia Center and European culture correspondent for Tablet Magazine. Vlad shares his personal experience among journalists in Kyiv just days before the Russian invasion began, and he shares stories of reporting from and evacuating relatives from …
 
Giselle, Iulia, and Dalibor are joined by Dr. Adrian Papahagi, a professor at Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj in Romania. Given the Orthodox faith's relevance in Eastern European culture, Dr. Papahagi joins the podcast to illuminate how regional Orthodox churches and clergy across Eastern Europe, especially in Romania, have been processing and reacti…
 
In this episode, Giselle, Iulia, and Dalibor unpack recent, quickly-evolving developments in the Donbas region of Eastern Ukraine. War continues to ravage eastern Ukraine, where the Russian military is using its playbook from Mariupol to level Ukrainian cities into surrender. Following a spurt of pessimism from Ukraine-watchers last week, they disc…
 
In this episode, Giselle, Iulia, and Dalibor debate controversial approaches to resolving Russia's war in Ukraine. They discuss countries' reservations towards supporting Ukraine more robustly, like American far-right legislators opposing commitment to long-term aid. Across the Atlantic, the hosts call out Western European countries like France and…
 
Why haven't we seen more cyber warfare in Ukraine? Did we overestimate the Russians? Should we expect Russian cyber aggression agains the West in the coming months? Jason Blessing, a Jeanne Kirkpatrick Visiting Fellow at AEI, joins Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia to help answer these questions. Jason discusses both Russia's, the US', and NATO's cyber w…
 
As the war in Ukraine comes to an inflection point, Fred Kagan, Director of AEI's Critical Threats Project and recurring guest, joins Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia for a military update. Fred explains why the Russians are focusing their operations in Donetsk and what might come next in eastern Ukraine. He also unravels what is actually going on in Az…
 
The importance of security in the Black Sea has been highlighted by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Dimitar Bechev, lecturer at Oxford University and Visiting Fellow at Carnegie Europe, joins Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia to speak specifically about Turkey and Bulgaria. First, Dimitar explains Turkey's relationship with Russia, NATO, and the US in orde…
 
There are three open seats for the Hingham School Committee. Four candidates are running: Aly Anderson, incumbent Nes Correnti, Matt Cosman and Matt LeBretton. If elected, they will help make up a volunteer body that has oversight of and responsibility for the school system, has the power to approve budgets, hire and fire the superintendent, negoti…
 
Paul Massaro, Senior Policy Advisor to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the Helsinki Commission), joins Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia to talk kleptocracy and why it is a transnational threat. Paul argues that kleptocracy is the #1 threat the West faces, as it prevents democracies from developing. Conversely, it is also the reason…
 
Yesterday, Russia celebrated its 77th annual Victory Day military parade in the Red Square. Amongst the speculations about the content Putin's speech were the possibility of a formal declaration of war on Ukraine, reiterations of Russia's denazification rhetoric, and a declaration of victory in Eastern Ukraine, all of which were notably lacking. Gi…
 
What would a war crimes trial of Russian officials look like in 2022? Linda Kinstler, contributing writer for The Economist’s 1843 Magazine, joins the podcast for a rich discussion. Linda compares the many similarities and patterns between today's war crimes in Ukraine and the beginning steps of evidence collection with war crimes and war crimes tr…
 
Last week, explosions were reported in Transnistria, raising concerns for Moldovan and Black Sea security. Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia discuss Moldova and its geo-strategic role in Eastern Europe. Iulia gives a brief history of Moldova and its ties since the Soviet Union, in order to help us understand why Putin might want to invade. Our hosts dive…
 
Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia welcome Fred Kagan, Director of AEI's Critical Threats Project back to the podcast for updates on the fighting in Ukraine. Fred provides his analysis on Russia's struggling military and poor decision making. He and our hosts hone in specifically on the Black Sea land bridge where fighting continues and reports of guerril…
 
Yesterday, Russia announced that it will halt natural gas supply to Poland and Bulgaria, renewing questions of European decoupling from Russian gas. Cristian Silviu Busoi, a Romanian member of the European Parliament and President of Industry for the Research and Energy Committee, joins Giselle and Dalibor to discuss Europe's dependence on Russian …
 
As the Finnish parliament currently considers if Finland will join NATO, Giselle, Iulia, and Dalibor are joined by Finnish security consultant, Antti Seppo, to discuss Finnish strategic culture and Finland's stated interest to become a NATO member state. Seppo explains that fear of Russia does not motivate Finland's interest in joining NATO; rather…
 
NATO prepares for its spring meetings, during which it will contemplate Finland and Sweden's possible accession, but most pressing, its response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Dominik Jankowski a member of Poland's permanent delegation to NATO, joins Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia to discuss what we can expect to see from these meetings. He addresse…
 
Giselle, Iulia, and Dalibor welcome Ivan Mikloš, former Finance Minister of Slovakia, to the podcast to answer the question: what happens to Ukraine after the war ends? Ivan Mikloš offers thoughts on Ukrainian post-war reconstruction based on his expertise serving in the Slovak government and advising the Ukrainian government. He traces Ukraine's r…
 
Mason Clark, Lead Russia Analyst at the Institute for the Study of War, joins Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia again for a military update. He assesses the sinking of the Russian flagship, Moskva. Mason explains its significance for naval warfare in the Black Sea and what it means for the Russia-Ukraine war as a whole. He also describes what's happening…
 
Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic was re-elected in last week's Serbian general election. Ivana Stradner, AEI Jeanne Kirkpatrick Visiting Research Fellow, joins Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia to discuss the results. Ivana explains Vucic's politics, draws parallels between Hungary and Serbia, and details Chinese and Russian influence in Serbia. She an…
 
Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia wrap up the week, analyzing the events and rhetoric of the past days. They discuss to what degree the atrocities in Bucha were ordered by the Russian military, and to what degree they reflect a poorly organized military withdrawal. Our hosts compare Russian brutality with other genocides and discuss Russian filtration an…
 
Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia welcome Fred Kagan, Director of AEI's Critical Threats Project, back on the podcast for a military update as Russia withdraws from Northern Ukraine and news of atrocities grip the world. Fred analyzes the military strategy of the Russian withdrawal and shows how it was done in very poor order. He also helps us understand…
 
After a landslide victory on Sunday for Orbán's party, Fidesz, Professor and Eastern Europe scholar, Charles Gati, joins the podcast to discuss the election results in Hungary. Despite Russian atrocities in Ukraine, Orbán's strategy of staying out of the war proved successful. Charles analyzes pro-Russianism in Hungary, enduring pain from losing te…
 
Journalist Lydia Tomkiw joins Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia in this episode to discuss Ukrainian history, identity, and culture. Raised in a Sacremento community formed by the Ukrainian American diaspora, Lydia grew up speaking Ukrainian and attending Ukrainian Saturday school. She explains the many facets of Ukrainian identity and how history and mo…
 
Former Hungarian parliamentarian, Zoltán Kész, joins Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia to to give background on the April 3rd election and explain what to expect. He gives his analysis on the chances of Fidesz winning the election. Zoltán also recounts his own experiences with propaganda, smear campaigns, and pressure from Fidesz during his parliamentary…
 
Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia are joined by Mikuláš Dzurinda, former Prime Minister of Slovakia and President of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, to discuss Central European and Eastern European countries' integration into regional and international economic, security, and political organizations. Former Prime Minister Dzurinda trace…
 
Two days after President Biden's speech in Poland, during which he said that Putin "cannot remain in power," Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia analyze the consequences of his gaffe. Our hosts talk about who will bear the burden of Biden's apparent mistake and how it is disconnected from Ukraine's future. They also discuss this weekend's NATO and European…
 
Today, the 30th day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Yuriy Sak, advisor to Ukraine's Minister of Defense, joins Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia from Western Ukraine to share his message with the West. Yuriy explains what Ukraine needs from the West in terms of weapons and support. He and Giselle visit the possibility of Ukrainian counter attacks on …
 
Former Hungarian Ambassador to the United States, Andras Simonyi, joins Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia to talk about the paradox that is Viktor Orban. He discusses the Hungarian and Russian relationship weeks away from the Hungarian presidential election. Ambassador Simonyi explains how Russian propaganda has infiltrated Eastern European media and why…
 
Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia welcome Dr. Aviezer Tucker, Center Associate at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. Dr. Tucker discusses the themes of his piece in the UnPopulist, “Along with Ukraine, Putin is Destroying Putinism.” He draws a parallel between Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the Soviet Invasion of Czecho…
 
Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia discuss Zelensky's speeches to the West, in particular his addresses to the US Congress, UK Parliament, and German Bundestag. They examine the implications of Zelensky's speeches on the ground, and beyond into the Eastern Front and the larger West. References: Public Expresses Mixed Views of U.S. Response to Russia’s Inv…
 
Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia welcome Mason Clark, Lead Russia Analyst at the Institute for the Study of War, to discuss updates and new developments on Ukraine’s ongoing defense against Russia in the last week. Mason discussed how Ukrainian forces have been in an overall good position in holding back Russian forces around Kyiv and northeastern Ukrai…
 
Giselle, Iulia, and Dalibor break down the highlights and lowlights of Ukraine's ongoing defense and analyze allies' strategies to offer Ukraine defensive support. They call out the fallacy of partner countries "Westsplaining" how Ukraine ought to defend itself, and they discuss how Ukraine's allies should instead align their defensive actions acco…
 
Iulia and Dalibor speak with Ani Chkhikvadze, a reporter at Voice of America, to unpack how we can understand the Russian government's presently unfolding invasion of Ukraine by recalling modern Georgian history. Both Ukraine and Georgia have been invaded by Russia over the past few decades and neither Ukraine nor Georgia are current members of the…
 
Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia again welcome Fred Kagan, Senior Fellow and Director of the American Enterprise Institute's Critical Threats Project (CTP), who offers another update on the state of Russian forces in Ukraine. The good news, for Ukraine, is that the Russian military has committed the sin of underpreparing and that it has forgotten major …
 
Maria Tomak, Head of National Office of the Crimea Platform, created under President Zelensky's administration, joins Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia from Lviv to discuss Putin's possible war crimes in Ukraine. Maria updates our hosts on what she's hearing from Crimea and other captured territories in Ukraine. She compares Russia's 2014 invasion of Cri…
 
Poland has emerged as a leader in its support for Ukraine and in its study of Russia's and Putin's psychology. Marek Mankiszak, head of the Russian Department at the Centre for Eastern Studies, joins Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia to assess Putin's motives for invading Ukraine. Marek explains that Putin is trying to change the political order in Europ…
 
Fred Kagan joins Giselle and Dalibor again today to give us another update on the state of Russian forces in Ukraine. He tells us about the status of forces in each offensive throughout Ukraine and of the Ukrainian forces fighting to hold them off. He and Giselle discuss the kinds of weapons both sides are using, and though Ukrainians have been suc…
 
The day after Biden's first State of the Union address, during which he lauded the sanctions imposed on Russia, Chris Miller, a Jean Kirkpatrick Visiting Fellow at AEI, joins Giselle, Dalibor and Iulia to talk sanctions. Chris assesses how effective the US' and EU's sanctions on Russia are, how long it will take to see their effects, and how they w…
 
What is it like to be in Ukraine today? What is the mood of the Ukrainian people? Joel Wasserman, a former AEI intern joins Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia from Lviv to describe the human experience of Russia's war with Ukraine. He recounts personal experiences of shortages and closures, air raid sirens, and harrowing evacuations. But above all, Joel d…
 
The Russian military faltered over the weekend but fighting in Ukraine picked up again on Monday. Mason Clark, Lead Russia Analyst at the Institute for the Study of War, joins Giselle, Dalibor, and Iulia again with updates from the weekend. Mason takes a look at why the fighting paused over the weekend, what's happening in Kharkiv, and the state of…
 
How did Russia's invasion of Ukraine unfold? What's next for Ukraine? Fred Kagan, Director of AEI's Critical Threats Project and Mason Clark, Lead Russia Analyst at the Institute for the Study of War join Giselle, Dalibor and Iulia to dissect these questions. Mason describes the geography of Russia's military offensive and the state of Ukraine's mi…
 
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