61 episodes

Three experts, one Story. Each fortnight we host a panel of international experts diving into the biggest geopolitical stories shaping the news both here and overseas.

Hosted by Michael Hilliard

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Three experts, one Story. Each fortnight we host a panel of international experts diving into the biggest geopolitical stories shaping the news both here and overseas.

Hosted by Michael Hilliard

    61 - Turkish Influence in Central Asia

    61 - Turkish Influence in Central Asia

    Turkey spent much of the 20th-century building itself back up from the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, striving to once again become the major power at the world's crossroads. Turkey's influence now extends to the battlefields of North Africa, to the slopes of the Caucasus, to the supply chains of Europe, and into the frontlines of Syria. Although there is one more front Turkey is looking to gain influence in, Central Asia. Can Ankara use its cultural connections with its Turkic neighbours across the Caspian to position itself as the balance of power between Russia and China in Central Asia?

    On the panel this week

    - Alex Kokcharov (Russia Analyst)
    - Matthew Bryza (Fmr US Amb)
    - Hugh Williamson (Human Rights Watch)
    - Bruce Pannier (Radio Free Liberty)

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    60 - How Terrorist Groups are Funded

    60 - How Terrorist Groups are Funded

    Causing international chaos has never been cheaper or easier, with terrorist groups able to gather funding and recruits from across the world. The question is though, why can't we just cut off these groups from their funding? How are they able to use the banking systems to take donations, and the West seems unable to prevent it? We ask our expert panel how these groups are funded, and what can be done to weaken them? 

    On the panel this week

    - John Coyne (ASPI)
    - Mick Mulroy (Lobo Institute)
    - Matthew Levitt (Washington Institute)

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    59 - Russia's Pacific Strategy: The Forgotten Front

    59 - Russia's Pacific Strategy: The Forgotten Front

    Whilst the eyes of the world are fixated on Russia's border with Ukraine, Moscow is beginning to make major moves 7500km to the East on Russia's Pacific coast. The major powers have begun their pivot to Asia, and now Russia is scrambling to reassert itself into a struggle unfolding right in its own backyard. Will Russia be able to regain regional leadership, or will they take a back seat to an ascendant China? 
    On the panel this week 

    - Neil Melvin (RUSI)
    - Natasha Kuhrt (Kings College)
    - Jeffrey Edmonds (CNA)

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    58 - Bosnia: A Peace in Pieces

    58 - Bosnia: A Peace in Pieces

    Bosnia is currently sliding back toward ethnic conflict and civil strife as Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik proposes major reforms that would help even further break down the countries fragile political ecosystem. Whilst the US and the EU turn their attention elsewhere in the world the Balkans are once again becoming a powderkeg set to explode on Europe's doorstep. 

    On the panel this week

    - James Ker-Lindsay (Kent University)
    - Majda Ruge (ECRF)
    - Tim Marshall (Author)

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    57 - Sri Lanka: The End of Neutrality

    57 - Sri Lanka: The End of Neutrality

    Sri Lanka has for decades experienced crisis after crisis, but throughout it all remained steadfastly neutral, always being able to play bigger players like India and China off of each other. But now with a worsening financial crisis and ethnic tensions flaring up again can Colombo afford to go it alone? 

    On the panel this week 

    - Asanga Abeyagoonasekera (APCSS)
    - Tharaka Balasuriya (Minister for Regional Coop)
    - Thamil Ananthavinayagan (Uni. of Nottingham)

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    • 55 min
    56 - Could NATO Defend the Baltic States Against Russia?

    56 - Could NATO Defend the Baltic States Against Russia?

    With Russia becoming increasingly brazen on NATO's Eastern flank, the Baltic nations aren't looking as safe as they once were. Could we see another unofficial invasion of the Baltic states by Russia's little green men, and if so how would NATO respond? This week we sit down with our panel and talk through NATO's Baltic defence plan, and what needs to change to be able to guarantee the safety of NATO's Eastern frontier. 

    On the panel this week. 
    - Mathieu Boulegue (Chatham House)
    - Thomas Graham (CFR)
    - David Shlapak (RAND)

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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

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23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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Informative

This is a great podcast with consistently excellent guests.

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Educational and stellar guests

Really enjoying this podcast! Learning so much and the quality of the guests is great. Love that there’s no fluff and just straight to the content 👍🏼

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Good

Very good information. The speaker seems to be very politically left leaning though. Would be better if everything was done from a neutral point of view. Other than that it’s very good.

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