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A podcast from the Foreign Policy Research Institute examining America’s role on the world stage. Every two weeks we’ll talk to experts about policy relevant news from around the world and why it matters for U.S. foreign policy.

Please note this podcast was named the Middle East Brief prior to 2021.

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A podcast from the Foreign Policy Research Institute examining America’s role on the world stage. Every two weeks we’ll talk to experts about policy relevant news from around the world and why it matters for U.S. foreign policy.

Please note this podcast was named the Middle East Brief prior to 2021.

    Russia's Anti-Satellite Weapon: Understanding Russia's ASAT Test

    Russia's Anti-Satellite Weapon: Understanding Russia's ASAT Test

    On this episode, Aaron speaks with Dr. Laura Grego, Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Laboratory for Nuclear Security and Policy at MIT, about Russia's November 15 test of a ground-based anti-satellite weapon, the challenges of space debris, and potential options to limit such tests in the future.

    • 21 min
    Getting Force Design Right: Looking Ahead to the 2022 NDS

    Getting Force Design Right: Looking Ahead to the 2022 NDS

    On this week's show, Aaron speak with Becca Wasser, a fellow in the defense program and co-lead of the Gaming Lab at the Center for a New American Security, about her recent article for War on the Rocks about the next National Defense Strategy, integrated deterrence, and the issues Washington should be considering as it plans for strategic competition with peer competitors.

    • 25 min
    AUKUS: A Deep-Dive on U.S.-Australia Ties

    AUKUS: A Deep-Dive on U.S.-Australia Ties

    On this episode, Aaron speaks with Susannah Patton, a Research Fellow in the Foreign Policy and Defence Program at the United States Studies Centre, about the recent submarine agreement. For listeners, check out Susannah's latest report, Correcting the Course: How the Biden Administration can Compete for Influence in the Indo-Pacific.

    • 25 min
    How Do You Solve a Problem Like Navalny?

    How Do You Solve a Problem Like Navalny?

    This week we’d like to introduce a special episode recorded in collaboration with FPRI’s BMB Russia, a news brief that brings together the latest on Russia’s economy, politics, business, and political risk environment. 

    In this special series hosted by FPRI Fellow and BMB Russia founder, Aaron Schwartzbaum, we’ll explore politics, economics, and their intersection in Russia, Ukraine, and the post-Soviet space and beyond. 

    This week, Jan Matti Dollbaum, Morvan Lallouet, Ben Noble, authors of the book "Navalny: Putin's Nemesis, Russia's Future?" and Eilish Hart, editor of BMB Ukraine, join to discuss all things Alexei Navalny.

    • 38 min
    Parliamentary, My Dear Watson

    Parliamentary, My Dear Watson

    This week we’d like to introduce a special episode recorded in collaboration with FPRI’s BMB Russia, a news brief that brings together the latest on Russia’s economy, politics, business, and political risk environment. 

    In this special series hosted by FPRI Fellow and BMB Russia founder, Aaron Schwartzbaum, we’ll explore politics, economics, and their intersection in Russia, Ukraine, and the post-Soviet space and beyond. 

    This week, Felix Light stops by to discuss Russia's upcoming Duma elections, what they mean, who's involved, and what to expect.

    • 33 min
    Russia's Coercive Diplomacy: Looking Back at the Ukraine Crisis

    Russia's Coercive Diplomacy: Looking Back at the Ukraine Crisis

    To discuss recent events in Ukraine, Aaron speaks this week with Rob Lee, a FPRI Eurasia Fellow, about his recent report, Russia's Coercive Diplomacy. The conversation explores Rob's research about Russia's military build up around Ukraine and what that could signal for Russian coercive signaling during Zapad 2021.

    • 34 min

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