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The Inquiry gets beyond the headlines to explore the trends, forces and ideas shaping the world.

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The Inquiry gets beyond the headlines to explore the trends, forces and ideas shaping the world.

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    What does a designer handbag say about South Korean politics?

    What does a designer handbag say about South Korean politics?

    In September 2022 a Christian pastor had a meeting with Kim Keon Hee, the first lady of South Korea, in her private residence. That meeting was recorded with a hidden camera and the film was released a year later.
    What happens in the footage is not entirely clear … except that it appears to show two people - a man and a woman meeting, and one offering an expensive bagged gift to the other. This obscure video triggered a political storm so large that some say it even affected the outcome of the country’s parliamentary elections.
    So what does a designer handbag say about South Korean politics?
    Contributors:
    Raphael Rashid, freelance Journalist based in Seoul
    Sarah Son, Director of the Centre for South Korean Studies at the University of Sheffield
    Jong Eun Lee, Assistant Professor of Political Science at North Greenville University in South Carolina
    Andrew Yeo, Senior Fellow and South Korea Foundation Chair at the Brookings Institution
    Presented by Tanya Beckett
    Produced by Louise Clarke
    Researched by Matt Toulson
    Production Coordinator: Tim Fernley
    Editor: Tara McDermott
    Image Credit: Philip Fong\Getty

    • 23分
    Is Georgia turning its back on Europe?

    Is Georgia turning its back on Europe?

    On the 28th of May, in a small country on the easternmost reaches of Europe, a new law came into effect.
    For the vast majority of people around the world, this new ruling, in a nation of fewer than 4 million inhabitants, went largely unnoticed.
    However, for many of the citizens of Georgia it marked a setback, throwing off course the country’s prospects of joining the European Union and aligning it more closely with Moscow.
    This week on The Inquiry we’re asking, ‘Is Georgia turning its back on Europe?’
    Contributors:
    Megi Kartsivadze, DPhil student, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford, and an invited lecturer at the University of Tbilisi, Georgia
    Professor Stephen Jones, Director of the Program on Georgian Studies at the Davis Center at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
    Dr. Lia Tsuladze, Executive Director of the Center for Social Sciences and an Associate Professor of Sociology at Tbilisi State University, Georgia
    Maia Nikoladze, Assistant Director in the GeoEconomics Center, Atlantic Council, Washington DC
    Production team:
    Presenter: Tanya Beckett
    Producer: Lorna Reader
    Technical Producer: Craig Boardman
    Researcher: Matt Toulson
    Production Coordinators: Ellie Dover & Tim Fernley
    Editor: Tara McDermott
    Image Credit: David Mdzinarishvili/Epa-Efe/Rex/Shutterstock

    • 22分
    What can the world’s biggest iceberg tell us?

    What can the world’s biggest iceberg tell us?

    The current record holder for the world’s biggest iceberg is the A23a. Back in 1986 this colossus broke away from an Antarctic ice sheet. This process of breaking off or ‘calving’ as it is known is a natural part of the life cycle of an ice sheet. But A23a then became lodged in the Weddell Sea for more than thirty years, until four years ago a gradual melting allowed the berg to refloat.
    Since then it’s been steadily on the move, heading in the same direction as Antarctic icebergs before it, towards the warm waters of the Southern Ocean, where it will eventually shrink from melting.
    As it travels, the iceberg has been playing an important role on the ecological environment around it, both in positive and negative ways.
    So, on this week on The Inquiry, we’re asking ‘What can the world’s biggest iceberg tell us?’
    Contributors:
    Dr. Catherine Walker, Glaciologist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts, USA
    Dr. Oliver Marsh, Glaciologist, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK
    Jemma Wadham, Professor of Glaciology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
    Christopher Shuman, Research Associate Professor, NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, Maryland, USA
    Presenter: William Crawley
    Producer: Jill Collins
    Researcher: Katie Morgan
    Editor: Tara McDermott
    Production Co-ordinator: Ellie Dover
    Image Credit: A23a in Antarctica, Jan 2024. Rob Suisted/Reuters/via BBC Images

    • 23分
    Is Myanmar on the brink of collapse?

    Is Myanmar on the brink of collapse?

    In February 2024, Myanmar reactivated an old law which had been on hold for 14 years, stating adult men aged up to 35, and women up to 27 years old, must serve at least two years in the country’s armed forces. The plan is to add sixty thousand new recruits annually – and anyone caught avoiding conscription faces prison and a fine.
    It’s part of the military-led government’s bid to fight back in a brutal civil war, which broke out in 2021 after its coup seized power from the democratically elected party. A violent crackdown on the peaceful public protests that followed triggered widespread armed resistance and has energised other groups who are determined to end military leadership.
    Myanmar is no stranger to internal unrest, but this latest conflict is pushing it closer to the edge.
    This week we’re asking - Is Myanmar on the brink of collapse?
    Contributors:
    Tin Htar Swe, Former Editor of BBC Burmese Service & freelance Myanmar consultant
    Professor Michael W. Charney, Professor of Asian and Military History, SOAS, University of London
    Dr David Brenner, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sussex
    Dr Min Zaw Oo, Executive Director, Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security
    Production team:
    Presenter: Charmaine Cozier
    Producer: Lorna Reader
    Researcher: Matt Toulson
    Editor: Tara McDermott
    Image: A protester holds a placard with a three-finger salute in front of a military tank parked aside the street in front of the Central Bank building in Yangon, Myanmar, on 15 February 2021 (Credit: Aung Kyaw Htet/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

    • 22分
    Is Turkey getting more dangerous for women?

    Is Turkey getting more dangerous for women?

    Historically, Turkey has always had a strong women’s rights movement, stemming from the days of the Ottoman Empire through to the emergence of the Republic of Turkey into the present day.

    At the top of the movement’s agenda now is the fight to protect women against violence from men. It’s three years since Turkey pulled out of the Istanbul Convention, the Europe wide treaty on combatting violence against women and girls. The Turkish Government has its own version of domestic violence law, but there are concerns that this doesn’t offer the same protection as the Convention.
    Campaigners say that femicide and violence against women continues to plague society and that there is an increasingly anti-gender rhetoric within mainstream politics.
    So, this week on The Inquiry, we’re asking ‘Is Turkey getting more dangerous for women?’
    Contributors:
    Dr. Sevgi Adak, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, The Aga Khan University.
    Professor Seda Demiralp, Işık University, Turkey.
    Dr. Ezel Buse Sönmezocak, International Human Rights Lawyer, Turkey
    Dr. Hürcan Aslı Aksoy, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin.
    Presenter: Emily Wither
    Producer: Jill Collins
    Researcher: Katie Morgan
    Production Co-ordinator: Liam Morrey
    Image credit: Cagla Gurdogan via REUTERS from BBC Images

    • 22分
    Has US military aid come in time for President Zelensky?

    Has US military aid come in time for President Zelensky?

    The war in Ukraine has reached a pivotal moment.
    After months of an apparent stalling on the frontlines, Russia has recently made a series of critical breakthroughs.
    Now the race is on for Kyiv to get newly approved military aid to the front line before Russian forces attack Ukraine’s second largest city, Kharkiv.
    The 60 billion dollar bill passed in America’s congress at the end of April allows for Ukraine to push back against Russian forces and prepare to mount an offensive next year.
    But a gap in the supply of missiles has left Kyiv dangerously exposed and huge questions remain about how Ukraine’s President will act next.
    So, on this week’s Inquiry, we’re asking ‘Has US military aid come in time for President Zelensky?’
    Contributors:
    Gustav Gressel, senior policy fellow with the Wider Europe Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations’ Berlin office. Max Bergmann, Director, Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program and Stuart Center, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), in the US. Dr Marina Miron, post-doctoral researcher in the War Studies Department and an honorary researcher at the Centre for Military Ethics and the Department of Defence Studies, Kings College, London. Professor Olga Onuch, Professor (Chair) in Comparative and Ukrainian Politics at the University of Manchester, UK.
    Presenter: Tanya Beckett
    Producer: Lorna Reader
    Researcher: Matt Toulson
    Production Co-ordinator: Liam Morrey
    Image credit: Ukrainian Presidential Press Service via Reuters via BBC Images

    • 22分

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21件の評価

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Exemplar of BBC reporting

One of the most well structured, executed, & fascinating podcasts from the BBC; doesn't seem only 23 mins (I want more), because in that time, without rushing, there's stimulation, amplification & compression, balance & breadth.
My 1 caveat is I wish Ms. Merriman would use fewer Americanisms...
Overall, OUTSTANDING!
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