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The Irish Times' unrivalled foreign affairs coverage, now brought to you in weekly podcast form. Hosted by Chris Dooley with regular contributors Patrick Smyth, Denis Staunton, Lara Marlowe, Suzanne Lynch, Derek Scally, Tom Hennigan, Clifford Coonan and Ruadhan Mac Cormaic.

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The Irish Times' unrivalled foreign affairs coverage, now brought to you in weekly podcast form. Hosted by Chris Dooley with regular contributors Patrick Smyth, Denis Staunton, Lara Marlowe, Suzanne Lynch, Derek Scally, Tom Hennigan, Clifford Coonan and Ruadhan Mac Cormaic.

    Trump's Impeachment Trial

    Trump's Impeachment Trial

    Washington correspondent Suzanne Lynch on what to watch out for as the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump begins.

    And Dan McLaughlin is back in Kiev to find out how the involvement of Ukraine in the scandals surrounding Trump is affecting the troubled nation's relationship with the US, Russia and Europe.

    • 32 min
    Life On Board a Migrant Rescue Ship

    Life On Board a Migrant Rescue Ship

    In this episode, Chris Dooley is joined by Irish Times journalist Sally Hayden, who spent the Christmas break on board The Alan Kurdi, a migrant rescue ship which patrols an area close to the Libyan coast. It’s a 70 year old former fishing vessel run by the German charity Sea-Eye, which now tackles daring rescue missions along the world’s deadliest migration route. This year alone, at least 1,256 people have died in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to cross to Europe. Sally spoke to Chris about her experience with the crew and how just two days out at sea, she witnessed her first rescue, which pulled 32 Libyans, including 10 children to safety.

    • 24 min
    The Suleimani Fallout - with Tom Wright and Suzanne Lynch

    The Suleimani Fallout - with Tom Wright and Suzanne Lynch

    This week we're focussing on the fallout from the assassination by a US drone strike of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani.

    Thomas Wright, a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, a Washington-based think tank, calls the killing a strategic mistake by the US in the Middle East despite the legitimacy of Suleimani as a target.

    And our correspondent Suzanne Lynch reports on the political fallout in Washington and the implications for the Iran nuclear deal signed by President Obama in 2015.

    • 28 min
    Our Correspondents Pick Their Moments of 2019

    Our Correspondents Pick Their Moments of 2019

    To mark the end of the year, we ask four of our regular correspondents to reflect on a moment or event that defined 2019 for them.

    Suzanne Lynch, Denis Staunton, Paddy Smyth and Lara Marlowe.

    • 24 min
    What Johnson Wants in 2020 / India's Muslims Fear New Law

    What Johnson Wants in 2020 / India's Muslims Fear New Law

    London editor Denis Staunton on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's declaration that he will pass a law requiring Brexit to be complete by the end of 2020 - no extension of the transition period, then. What are the implications?

    And New Delhi-based journalist Rahul Bedi on the passing of controversial new citizenship laws that India's Muslim population see as an attack on their status in the majority-Hindu nation.

    • 28 min
    A Disastrous Day for Boris Johnson / The Normandy Talks

    A Disastrous Day for Boris Johnson / The Normandy Talks

    As the UK Election campaign enters it's final phase, London Editor Denis Staunton joins Chris Dooley to discuss what turned out to be a 'disastrous' day for Boris Johnson this week. With just two days to go until the vote, how will Labour use this to their advantage?

    Also, during a tense meeting in Paris this week, the leaders of Russia, France, Germany and the Ukraine came together in a bid to end the struggle in Ukraine's eastern Dombas region. Daniel McLaughlin speaks to Chris about the progress of The Normandy Talks and what agreements have been made between the world leaders.

    • 36 min

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