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Gideon Rachman, the Financial Times chief foreign affairs columnist talks to the decision-makers and thinkers who are shaping world affairs.
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Gideon Rachman, the Financial Times chief foreign affairs columnist talks to the decision-makers and thinkers who are shaping world affairs.
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    Drama in the US presidential race

    Drama in the US presidential race

    Gideon discusses the latest drama in the US presidential race with his friend and colleague Ed Luce at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. After his narrow escape from an assassination attempt, Donald Trump is looking like a winner. How would he change the US political landscape during a second term and can the Democrats find a strategy that will get them back in the race? Clip: CNN
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    Republicans are delighted with Biden
    Joe Biden looks for early Democratic nomination to silence critics
    The US itself could be the biggest loser in this election
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    • 23 min
    Britain’s role in a changing Europe

    Britain’s role in a changing Europe

    How easy will it be for Keir Starmer, Britain’s new prime minister, to reset relations with the EU, and what impact will political disarray in France have on leadership within the bloc? Gideon discusses these questions with Charles Grant, director of the London-based Centre for European Reform think-tank. Clip: BBC
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    France and Britain are changing places
    The French left needs to urgently learn the art of compromise
    Keir Starmer plans ‘road map’ for UK to hit higher defence spending goal
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    Prize draw terms and conditions
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    • 23 min
    Who are the Middle East power brokers?

    Who are the Middle East power brokers?

    Gideon talks to John Sawers, a former head of MI6, Britain’s secret intelligence agency, about the Israel-Hamas conflict. Is there any prospect of peace in Gaza? And how do the region's most powerful countries see their interests? Clip: BBC
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    Benjamin Netanyahu lays out plans for a summer of conflict
    ‘Smuggled’ food and $64 peppers: Gaza’s grocery stores fight to survive
    US expected to lift ban on sale of offensive weapons to Saudi Arabia
    The Israel-Hamas war — in maps and charts
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    • 27 min
    US foreign policy under Trump 2.0

    US foreign policy under Trump 2.0

    What would US foreign policy look like under a second Trump presidency? Gideon puts this question to former US state department official Jeremy Shapiro, who talks about the three camps hoping to shape the Republican nominee’s thinking on global affairs. Clip: Inquirer.net
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    The folly of the pro-Trump plutocrats 
    The economic consequences of Mr Trump
    Trump donors warm to Marco Rubio as running mate
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    • 24 min
    Can South Africa’s national unity government succeed?

    Can South Africa’s national unity government succeed?

    This week South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa took office at the head of the country’s first power-sharing government since the immediate post-apartheid period. Many are hoping this will offer the prospect for economic renewal and bring much needed investment back to the country. Gideon discusses its chance of success with the FT’s Monica Mark and Alec Hogg, editor and publisher of Biznews.com.
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    Investors cheer as Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as South Africa’s president
    Ramaphosa re-elected South African president after striking deal with opposition
    Can the party that liberated South Africa still hold it together?
    In charts: 30 years of ANC rule in South Africa
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    • 23 min
    Macron's gamble

    Macron's gamble

    After a grim showing for his party in the European elections, President Emmanuel Macron stunned observers by calling snap elections in France. With Marine Le Pen’s National Rally riding high in the polls, could French voters elect a far-right government? Gideon discusses the possible ramifications of Macron’s gamble with Célia Belin, head of the Paris office of the European Council on Foreign Relations. Clip: La Province
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    Jordan Bardella: the far-right TikTok king gunning for France’s premiership
    Emmanuel Macron appeals for rivals to join his fight against ‘extremist fever’
    Victory for French far right could trigger Liz Truss-style debt crisis, warns finance minister
    Why Emmanuel Macron went all in against Marine Le Pen
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    • 27 min

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