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Each month, George Miller interviews LMD authors about their articles and the issues behind them

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Each month, George Miller interviews LMD authors about their articles and the issues behind them

    Lebanon: ‘Preserving the past in hope of building the future'

    Lebanon: ‘Preserving the past in hope of building the future'

    It's almost two years since a huge explosion devastated Beirut's port. Since then, as journalist Emmanuel Haddad explains in this month's podcast, Lebanon's economic situation has got much worse, a political reckoning has failed to occur and many Lebanese have emigrated. In his article in the May edition of the paper (‘The urgent need to preserve Lebanon's past') Haddad writes about the efforts of people dedicated to excavating and processing their country recent past amid its present economic (...)



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    2022/05

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    2022/05 Lebanon

    The rightwing ideologues who fuelled Putin's dream of an expansionist Russia

    The rightwing ideologues who fuelled Putin's dream of an expansionist Russia

    Our guest this month, Juliette Faure from Sciences Po, Paris, is a specialist in Russian political elites. In our April edition, she writes on ‘The deep ideological roots of Russia's war' and in this month's podcast she discusses how the doctrine of ‘national patriotism' gained influence in Russia, especially through the activities of the Izborsk Club, an elite rightwing think tank that has aggressively pushed the concept of ‘Novorossia' (New Russia) to justify Russia's claims on Ukrainian (...)



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    2022/04

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    2022/04 Izborsk,
    2022/04 Russia/Ukraine

    If sanctions don't stop wars, what are they for?

    If sanctions don't stop wars, what are they for?

    With Russia now under some of the severest sanctions ever imposed as part of an effort to halt its war on Ukraine, we discuss international sanctions with our guest, Anne-Cécile Robert, director of Le Monde diplomatique's international editions. Anne-Cécile and her colleague Hélène Richard have an article in this month's paper entitled ‘Russia and the West: between sanctions and war', which shows that, as sanctions have proliferated in the last 30 years, there's a risk they come to be seen as a (...)



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    2022/03

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    Podcast,
    2022/03 Russia-Ukraine

    The Taliban are back – and a new regional order is emerging

    The Taliban are back – and a new regional order is emerging

    How has the US withdrawal from Afghanistan affected the power balance in the wider region? In this month's podcast, Jean-Luc Racine, emeritus director of research at the CNRS, discusses his article ‘Taliban victory sparks regional reset', which appears in the December issue. As he explains, new alliances are forming and old fears resurfacing – not least that extremist violence will spill over Afghanistan's (...)



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    2021/12

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    Podcast,
    2021/12 Afghanistan

    China is open for investment

    China is open for investment

    In recent years, China has made it clear that it welcomes foreign investment. Big western companies have been only too happy to oblige, as our podcast guest Philip S Golub explains (see ‘Wall's Street's unlikely new romance with China' in this month's paper). But how does China square President Xi's policy of ‘investment liberalisation and facilitation' with its increasingly aggressive ‘wolf warrior diplomacy' in the geopolitical (...)



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    2021/11

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    Podcast,
    2021/11 China-wallstreet

    Taiwan at the heart of the US-China conflict

    Taiwan at the heart of the US-China conflict

    China's President Xi has vowed to ‘utterly defeat' any bid for Taiwanese independence, and provocative sorties by Chinese military aircraft near the island are now common. As Taipei-based journalist Alice Hérait writes in the October issue of Le Monde diplomatique, the US is meanwhile strengthening its ties with Taiwan. In this month's podcast, Alice discusses US-Taiwanese relations and what they mean for regional (...)



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    2021/10

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    2021/10 - Taiwan

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