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Weekly podcast on the events, policies and ideas that will shape the world.World in 30 minutes is curated by Mark Leonard, Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), and features top-level speakers from across the EU and beyond to debate and discuss Europe’s role in the world. It was awarded “Best podcasts on EU politics” by PolicyLab in 2019.Member of the EuroPod network.
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Weekly podcast on the events, policies and ideas that will shape the world.World in 30 minutes is curated by Mark Leonard, Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), and features top-level speakers from across the EU and beyond to debate and discuss Europe’s role in the world. It was awarded “Best podcasts on EU politics” by PolicyLab in 2019.Member of the EuroPod network.
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    Shifting sands: The geoeconomic triumphs of the Gulf

    Shifting sands: The geoeconomic triumphs of the Gulf

    Amid growing geopolitical fragmentation and the rise of middle powers, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia stand out for their successful attempts to reinvent themselves as regional linchpins. Despite having to operate within an increasingly difficult economic environment, the Gulf states have simultaneously expanded their ties with China, Europa, Russia, and the United States and reaped remarkable economic rewards in the process. 
    In this week’s episode, Mark Leonard welcomes senior policy fellow Agathe Demarais, visiting fellow Cinzia Bianco, and policy fellow and Deputy Head of ECFR’s Paris office, Camille Lons, to discuss the geoeconomics of the Gulf. How have the UAE and Saudi Arabia managed to juggle different competing powers? What lessons do their strategies hold for other middle powers? And what should the European Union be doing to pursue its own interests in the region? 
    This episode was recorded on 11 April 2024 
    Bookshelf: 
    3 Body Problem – a Netflix TV Series by David Benioff, Daniel Weiss, and Alexander Woo 
    Blind Man’s Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage by Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew, with Annette Lawrence Drew 
    The Power of Currencies and Currencies of Power by Alan Wheatley 
    There’s Still Tomorrow – a film by Paolo Cortellesi 

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    • 28 min.
    From crisis to crisis: evaluating Biden’s foreign policy

    From crisis to crisis: evaluating Biden’s foreign policy

    With the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and the war in Gaza, US president Joe Biden has been forced to deal  with some major foreign policy crises. Guiding him through these, a team of seasoned foreign policy professionals, among which Antony Blinken, Bill Burns, Avril Haines, and Jake Sullivan, were brought on to “restore” America’s foreign policy after four years of Donald Trump’s presidency.
     
    In this week’s episode, following the launch of ECFR’s Washington office, Mark Leonard welcomes national security reporter at Politico, Alexander Ward, and research director and director of ECFR’s new US programme, Jeremy Shapiro, to discuss Biden’s foreign policy performance. Has it been a success? Where has it fallen short of the goals Biden set? And has his team of foreign policy experts lived up to the promise of restoring America’s foreign policy?
     
    This episode was recorded on 27 March 2024
     
    Bookshelf: 
     
    The Internationalists: The Fight to Restore American Foreign Policy after Trump by Alexander Ward
     
    20 Days in Mariupol - an AP News and Frontline documentary film by Mstyslav Chernov
     
    Collisions: The Origins of the War in Ukraine and the New Global Instability by Michael Kimmage 

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    • 38 min.
    The role of international law and justice in a fragmented world

    The role of international law and justice in a fragmented world

    The wars in Ukraine and Gaza have led questions of international law and justice to filter into everyday discourse. Both conflicts are deeply rooted in complicated and at times controversial discussions concerning the validity of territorial claims, the permissibility of use of force, the role of the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice in prosecuting wrongdoers, and the complexities of international humanitarian law.
     
    In this week’s episode, Mark Leonard welcomes ECFR senior policy fellow Anthony Dworkin to discuss the role of international law and justice in an increasingly fragmented world. What are the limits of international law? Is there any merit in accusations of Western double standards? And what role can international law play when it comes to justice in Ukraine, Gaza, and other places around the world?
    This episode was recorded on 13 March 2024 
    Bookshelf
    Equality: The History of an Elusive Idea by Darrin M. McMahon

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    • 40 min.
    Under fire: Unpacking Germany’s defence policy drama

    Under fire: Unpacking Germany’s defence policy drama

    It has been a rocky month for German defence policy. With a naval frigate almost shooting down a US drone in the Red Sea by mistake, discussions of military officers on the deployment of Taurus missiles leaking, and Olaf Scholz and Emmanuel Macron openly arguing about military aid to Ukraine, Germany’s policy on European defence is embroiled in internal and external intrigue. 
    In this week’s episode, Mark Leonard welcomes senior policy fellow Ulrike Franke and senior policy fellow and head of ECFR’s Berlin Office, Jana Puglierin, to discuss the current state of Germany’s policy on the war in Ukraine and European defence. What does the recent turmoil say about Germany’s strategic culture and its so-called Zeitenwende? What are the sources of tension for Franco-German defence relations? And how much potential does the attempted revival of the Weimar triangle between Berlin, Paris, and Warsaw have for agreeing on a common path forward? 
    This episode was recorded on 18 March 2024 
    Bookshelf: 
    Zeitenwende: The Bundeswehr’s Paradigm Shift by Léo Péria-Peigné and Elie Tenenbaum 
    Breaking Bad – an AMC television series  

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    • 39 min.
    De-risking and its impact on the global economy

    De-risking and its impact on the global economy

    A few years ago decoupling was all the rage, but Western economies are now moving towards de-risking as they strive to reduce their economic reliance on China. A United States keen to preserve its technological superiority leads the way – and aims to bring its allies along for the ride.
     
    In this week’s episode, Mark Leonard welcomes ECFR senior policy fellow, Agathe Demarais, and senior director at risk advisory firm Global Counsel, Stephen Adams, to discuss de-risking and its impact on European countries and the global economy. Where did the phrase originate? What does de-risking mean in practice? And what does an economic landscape conditioned by de-risking look like?
     
    Bookshelf:
    Underground Empire, by Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman
    State of Emergency: Britain, 1970-1974, by Dominic Sandbrook


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    • 36 min.
    The future of the war in Gaza

    The future of the war in Gaza

    The death toll in Gaza now exceeds 30,000. Five months into the war, much of the sympathy the international community had for Israel following the 7 October attacks has evaporated amid such violence and destruction.
    In this week’s episode, Mark Leonard welcomes senior policy fellow Hugh Lovatt, director of ECFR’s Middle East and North Africa programme Julien Barnes-Dacey, and research director and director of ECFR’s new US programme Jeremy Shapiro. Together, they discuss the current situation in Gaza and how the war could create the opportunity for a “grand bargain” which could unblock the previously stuck status quo and solve the decades-long Arab-Israeli conflict. How likely is it that there will be a ceasefire in time for Ramadan? How are US and European governments responding to the war? And what are the odds that we could end up with a grand bargain that results in a two-state solution?
    This episode was recorded on 7 March 2024.
    Bookshelf:
    The Gaza Crisis: Mapping the Middle East's Shifting Battle Lines by Hugh Lovatt, Julien Barnes-Dacey and Cinzia Bianco
    The Secret World: A History of Intelligence by Christopher Andrew
    Crash Landing on You – a tvN television series
    The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
    Gaza: A History by Jean-Pierre Filiu

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    • 37 min.

Klantrecensies

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the_prutser ,

Great show, terrible audio

One of my favourite FP shows from my favourite thinktank. The content of this podcast is always timely, sufficiently profound and very much so simulating. However, the audio is of poor quality.

Mark Leonard needs a better microphone and also the audio of the quests that are calling in is usually poorly mastered. I’d recommend getting better equipment both in terms of hardware as software. Otherwise too much of your excellent content goes to waste due to the lack of a small investment in proper tech.

Many thanks for your excellent work.
Best regards!
Dirk

Boeit me niet ,

Quality stuff

Great podcasts. Expert speakers who bring real and deep knowledge in a light-hearted and easy to follow way.

Jos Kösters ,

Interesting podcast.

Interesting podcast with experts that know their stuff. However, the Netherlands doesn’t have a referendum anymore ;-).

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