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Each week, we focus on one of the major international stories making headlines, drawing upon the Financial Times's team of foreign correspondents and analysts to make sense of world events. Presented by Gideon Rachman and produced by Fiona Symon.

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Each week, we focus on one of the major international stories making headlines, drawing upon the Financial Times's team of foreign correspondents and analysts to make sense of world events. Presented by Gideon Rachman and produced by Fiona Symon.

    Introducing: The Rachman Review

    Introducing: The Rachman Review

    Life in Europe's coronavirus hotspots: Foreign affairs columnist Gideon Rachman discusses how the coronavirus epidemic has been handled in Italy and Spain with the local FT correspondents, Miles Johnson in Rome and Daniel Dombey in Madrid. How are citizens reacting to the lockdown and what will be the long-term political and economic impact?
     
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    • 17 min
    Hong Kong protests: what happens next?

    Hong Kong protests: what happens next?

    In this special episode from Hong Kong, Gideon Rachman talks to Regina Ip, a member of the territory's Executive Council and Legislative Council, and to student activist Joshua Wong about the continuing protests and what happens next.
     
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    • 15 min
    Britain's tanker dispute with Iran

    Britain's tanker dispute with Iran

    What are the factors Britain and its allies need to consider as they weigh their response to Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz? Barney Jopson discusses the difficult waters Iran and the west must navigate to avoid a further escalation with Andrew England and Najmeh Bozorgmehr
     
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    • 12 min
    South Africa graft inquiry exposes ANC divisions

    South Africa graft inquiry exposes ANC divisions

    The judicial inquiry into alleged graft under the presidency of Jacob Zuma is laying bare the divisions of the ruling ANC. Gideon Rachman discusses Mr Zuma's testimony with Joseph Cotterill in Johannesburg and David Pilling, Africa editor.
     
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    • 13 min
    What envoy's downfall tells us about UK-US relations

    What envoy's downfall tells us about UK-US relations

    Gideon Rachman discusses the crisis in Britain's relations with the US following the unscheduled departure of Kim Darroch as ambassador to Washington, with Ed Luce and Geoff Dyer.
     
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    • 11 min
    The European Union's new leadership team

    The European Union's new leadership team

    Gideon Rachman discusses the fraught process of selecting a new leadership team in Europe and the impact these choices will have on integration, Eastern Europe and the Brexit negotiations, with Jim Brunsden and Ben Hall
     
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Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

rajeevsuri ,

great insights- but needs more episodes and better sound

am a regular listener, and have been for the past 2 years and like your insights.
have a couple of queries

1- please get more episodes- i am sure theres enough happening in the planet to justify more episodes

2- please improve the sound quality- i listen to this on the go, am in noisy environments most of the time- and hence need great sound- for instance, in the last episode on the arab spring, i could hardly hear one of the speakers

RS-Scotland ,

Listen to people sneer at Trump

If you want to hear supercilious people sneer at Donald Trump then you’ll probably enjoy this.

hughstable ,

Hugh S

Excellent and highly intelligent. Now fully switched to the FT given the Economist podcasts seemed to have dumbed down.

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