28 episodes

Behind the Lines with Arthur Snell is a new geopolitics podcast. Every week we give the listener access to the best informed people to help you understand this turbulent world and get a feel for the things that will matter in the future.
I am on Twitter @snellarthur and you can read some of my thoughts on world affairs here https://arthursnell.substack.com/
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Behind the Lines with Arthur Snell is a new geopolitics podcast. Every week we give the listener access to the best informed people to help you understand this turbulent world and get a feel for the things that will matter in the future.
I am on Twitter @snellarthur and you can read some of my thoughts on world affairs here https://arthursnell.substack.com/
If you enjoyed this podcast please spread the word and give us a positive review - as a brand new title it makes all the difference!"

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Ukraine, Russia and the Crisis in Western Militaries

    Ukraine, Russia and the Crisis in Western Militaries

    Frank Ledwidge is a War Studies academic, a former serviceman and an expert on military matters. He made several visits to Ukraine since the start of the current conflict and offers an incisive, clear-eyed account of the challenges faced there, the capacity of the Russian military to learn and the risks the West has brought on itself through chronic underinvestment in its military.
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    • 51 min
    Chemical Weapons, Poisons and Assassinations, with Dan Kaszeta

    Chemical Weapons, Poisons and Assassinations, with Dan Kaszeta

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    What Does Iran Want?

    What Does Iran Want?

    At the heart of much of the discussion of the multiple crises facing the Middle East is Iran, whose proxies are active across the region. But what is it that Iran itself wants? What is it trying to achieve and and what considerations does it bring to these questions?
    To try to answer these complicated questions I was fortunate to be joined by Charlie Gammell, historian, Iran expert and former UK diplomat, to talk through Iran's recent history, it's current preoccupations and its possible futures.

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    • 40 min
    How to Solve a Problem Like the Houthis

    How to Solve a Problem Like the Houthis

    Repeated airstrikes against Houthi targets in Yemen do not appear to have dampened their willingness or their ability to continue strikes against shipping. What are the appropriate responses to this determined and dangerous group? To get a better understanding of their role in Yemen, the wider political context and the regional factors in play, I spoke to Laura Cretney, scholar, researcher and social entrepreneur based in the region.
    You can find Laura on Instagram:Laura.Cretney and on Twitter @LauraCretney1

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    • 53 min
    Chainsaw Politics: Argentina's Anarchic President

    Chainsaw Politics: Argentina's Anarchic President

    Argentina's 'anarcho capitalist' president Javier Milei haș a series of policies that are barely believable. I spoke to Leiza Brumat about the political and economic background to his election, his political platform and whether he is likely to get it adopted.
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    • 51 min
    YEMEN BONUS EPISODE: In conversation with Jason Pack

    YEMEN BONUS EPISODE: In conversation with Jason Pack

    BONUS EPISODE
    In conversation with Jason Pack of the Disorder Podcast about Yemen. This is a joint episode with Disorder, so if you are already listening to that show, you won't find too much different between these two.
    There are some links that were referenced during the show.
    https://time.com/6555947/houthi-airstrike-history/
    https://foreignpolicy.com/2024/01/12/houthis-red-sea-british-royal-navy-is-back/
    And my substack articles on Yemen can be found here https://arthursnell.substack.com/

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

anno114 ,

Excellent podcast

Always good to hear in-depth, balanced analysis from well informed experts. The episodes on Yemen have been particularly welcome in shedding light on a little understood and hugely oversimplified conflict.

JuniorPicklesAirline109 ,

Really informative podcast

I’ve been really enjoying listening to this podcast. There have been some excellent high quality guests and I have learnt a lot. I particularly enjoyed the interview with James O’Brien and the two parter with James Barr about the origins of the Israel-Palestine. This podcast series is more insightful than some of its higher profile competition but just as entertaining.

JamesH123 ,

Absolutely love the expert guests and presenter

Been following Arthur for a while and really like his international perspective, expertise and expert guests. Only slight criticism is the intros to these episodes sound very quiet and like Arthur is trying not to wake a sleeping baby or something :)

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