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Gideon Rachman, the Financial Times chief foreign affairs columnist talks to the decision-makers and thinkers who are shaping world affairs.

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Gideon Rachman, the Financial Times chief foreign affairs columnist talks to the decision-makers and thinkers who are shaping world affairs.

    The Ukraine crisis: a view from Moscow

    The Ukraine crisis: a view from Moscow

    Russia’s military build-up on its border with Ukraine has set off alarm bells and led to a flurry of transatlantic diplomacy. Gideon talks to Dmitri Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, about what President Vladimir Putin is seeking to achieve, and whether he can realise these goals without launching an attack on Ukraine.


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    • 21 min
    What would a Ukraine conflict look like?

    What would a Ukraine conflict look like?

    Diplomacy has so far failed to defuse the crisis in Ukraine and many fear that war is imminent. Gideon discusses the remaining diplomatic possibilities and, if they fail, what a war might look like, with Samuel Charap, a political scientist at the Rand Corporation think-tank in Washington.
    Clips: Sky News, CBS News


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    The rising toll of famine and conflict

    The rising toll of famine and conflict

    Gideon talks to David Miliband, president of the International Rescue Committee, about the organisation’s 2022 watchlist, which reveals that people in 20 countries, representing 10 per cent of the world’s population, are at risk or in dire need of humanitarian aid, and the situation is getting worse. What has gone wrong and are there any solutions?
    Clips: DW, Live Aid, Reuters
    IRC’s 2022 Emergency Watchlist
    David Miliband’s speech to the Council on Foreign Relations
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    • 24 min
    Sudan’s painful struggle for democracy

    Sudan’s painful struggle for democracy

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    https://www.ft.com/content/c2a23023-df6b-49ed-af06-149bb0b35237


    Three years of demonstrations have proved the Sudanese people’s strong desire for democratic change after decades of military rule. But this week the latest attempt to secure a peaceful transition foundered with the resignation of Abdalla Hamdok, interim prime minister. Gideon Rachman discusses what happens next with London-based journalist Yousra Elbagir and Muzan Alneel, a writer based in Sudan.
    Clips: BBC, Euronews, CNN
     
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    • 23 min
    Gideon and his team review 2021

    Gideon and his team review 2021

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    For the last podcast of 2021 and to review the year, Gideon Rachman is joined by his FT colleagues Martin Wolf and Gillian Tett.
    We’re coming to the end of a tumultuous year, which began with the unprecedented storming of the US capitol by supporters of Donald Trump. And which ends with a pandemic still raging, inflation on the rise and Vladimir Putin threatening to invade Ukraine.


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    The underside of globalisation

    The underside of globalisation

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    https://www.ft.com/content/ce91ffd7-0549-4187-8dda-61b20548d2c8


    Gideon talks to Mark Leonard, director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, about the ways in which global powers try to exert influence over others in an interconnected world. Mark Leonard is author of The Age of Unpeace: How Connectivity Causes Conflict.
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    • 25 min

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4.8 out of 5
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5 Ratings

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A great listen

This is one of those podcasts where when you’re not interested in an episode, you feel as though you really should be! The host does two great things: finds interesting “behind the scenes” people to speak with, then makes each episode all about them, rather than himself. At the same time the host’s questions are interesting and penetrating.

Really makes me wish the FT was just not so expensive to subscribe to!

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