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.
We Can France if We Want To: What Does Paris Want for Ukraine and Europe?
As we drop by Paris, what is president Macron's angle, diplomatically or otherwise, in the Ukraine War? And how do populists on both the right and left play in?
This conversation was recorded live on Twitter Spaces on November 23, 2022.
Public Opinion in Russia: What Do We Know, What Can We Know?
What do Russians actually think about the war in Ukraine? How are sanctions being felt locally? And what can we learn - or not - from polls conducted in Russia's current political climate.
Giorgia on My Mind: Italy's Rightward Turn and Its Implications
What spurred Italy's right wing populist wave? And what does it mean for EU policy? Federico Santi joins Aaron to discuss.
This conversation was recorded live on Twitter Spaces on October 20, 2022.
Stuck in the Magyar: Why is Hungary the "Bad Boy" of Europe?
How did Hungary stray from the liberal democratic path? What does that mean in practice? And what explains its contrarian position on Russia within the EU? Andras Toth-Czifra and Marta Pardavi join Aaron to discuss all things Hungary.
This conversation was recorded live on Twitter Spaces on October 3, 2022.
Related reading: https://orban.media/
Russia's War in Ukraine: The Strategic Picture
In this Bear Market Brief crossover episode, FPRI Templeton Fellow Phil Wasielewski joins host Aaron Schwartzbaum to provide an update on the war and take a step back. What is the broader strategic picture and what does it mean for Putin and Russia?
Bloc Party: The EU and the War in Ukraine
We've looked how the war in Ukraine has impacted politics in several countries, but what about the EU as a whole? Charles Lichfield joins to discuss.
This conversation was recorded live on Twitter Spaces on September 14, 2022.