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Evening Report webcasts regular programs on culture, news, tech, politics, geopolitics and security intelligence and is hosted by ER's editor Selwyn Manning.

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Evening Report webcasts regular programs on culture, news, tech, politics, geopolitics and security intelligence and is hosted by ER's editor Selwyn Manning.

    Is an Independent Foreign Policy an Unachievable Myth? – Buchanan and Manning

    Is an Independent Foreign Policy an Unachievable Myth? – Buchanan and Manning

    https://youtu.be/9SAfmXFMXFA
    PODCAST - In this, the 24th episode of A View from Afar for 2022 political scientist Dr Paul Buchanan and host Selwyn Manning examine whether there is, in reality, such a thing as foreign policy independence in today's world.
    Specifically, Paul and Selwyn examine the following questions:


    What does it mean to be foreign policy independent, and what would independence look like?
    How is foreign policy independence different from foreign policy autonomy and flexibility?
    What factors inhibit or constrain foreign policy independence (domestic and international)?
    In an interdependent world can FP independence be a realistic objective?
    And finally: is FP independence possible for a small state in this era, if it ever was, and conversely, do great powers really exercise independence in their foreign affairs?

    You can also keep the conversation going on this debate by clicking on one of the social media channels below:

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    If you miss the LIVE Episode, you can see it as video-on-demand, and earlier episodes too, by checking out EveningReport.nz or, subscribe to the Evening Report podcast here.

    RECOGNITION:

    The MIL Network’s podcast A View from Afar was Nominated as a Top  Defence Security Podcast by Threat.Technology – a London-based cyber security news publication.

    Threat.Technology placed A View from Afar at 9th in its 20 Best Defence Security Podcasts of 2021 category. You can follow A View from Afar via our affiliate syndicators.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    A People's Protest Rises Within the PRC and Iran - Buchanan and Manning

    A People's Protest Rises Within the PRC and Iran - Buchanan and Manning

    https://youtu.be/JOJ8zNX3bFY

    In this, the 23rd episode of A View from Afar for 2022 political scientist Dr Paul Buchanan and host Selwyn Manning analyse the significance of public protests that have challenged authoritarian rule in both the People’s Republic of China and in the Republic of Iran.

    Paul takes us through the causes of the resistance, and how, in each nation, the reasons differ, but the impact is the same.

    In 2022, authoritarian leadership is being challenged by the rise of street protest and resistance to centralised control.

    INTERACTION WHILE LIVE: Paul and Selwyn welcome interaction while live with questions and comments. They recommend you can keep the debate going via EveningReport's YouTube channel, as Facebook is undergoing significant changes. Here's the link: Youtube (remember to subscribe to the channel).

    You can also keep the conversation going on this debate by clicking on one of the social media channels below:

    Facebook.com/selwyn.manning
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    Twitter.com/Selwyn_Manning

    If you miss the LIVE Episode, you can see it as video-on-demand, and earlier episodes too, by checking out EveningReport.nz or, subscribe to the Evening Report podcast here.

    RECOGNITION:

    The MIL Network’s podcast A View from Afar was Nominated as a Top  Defence Security Podcast by Threat.Technology – a London-based cyber security news publication.

    Threat.Technology placed A View from Afar at 9th in its 20 Best Defence Security Podcasts of 2021 category. You can follow A View from Afar via our affiliate syndicators.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Trumpism's Election Failures and Trump's Bid to Win Back the Whitehouse - Buchanan and Manning

    Trumpism's Election Failures and Trump's Bid to Win Back the Whitehouse - Buchanan and Manning

    https://youtu.be/S1fxS0OdshU
    In this, the 22nd episode of A View from Afar for 2022 political scientist Dr Paul Buchanan and host Selwyn Manning deep dive into the consequences of the United States midterm elections.
    In particular Paul and Selwyn examine how an historically strong performance by the Democrats bolsters the reputation and abilities of US President Joe Biden on the world stage and domestically.
    Also, they examine what does the GOP's poor performance in the midterm elections mean for Trumpism, Trump, the Republican Party, and the MAGA faction that has, for quite a time now, stifled conservative voices within the Grand Old Party.
    And, of course, Paul and Selwyn examine Donald Trump’s announcement that he will seek to be the GOP’s candidate to take back the presidency in 2024.
    You can also keep the conversation going on this debate by clicking on one of the social media channels below:

    Facebook.com/selwyn.manning
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    Twitter.com/Selwyn_Manning

    If you miss the LIVE Episode, you can see it as video-on-demand, and earlier episodes too, by checking out EveningReport.nz or, subscribe to the Evening Report podcast here.

    RECOGNITION:

    The MIL Network’s podcast A View from Afar was Nominated as a Top  Defence Security Podcast by Threat.Technology – a London-based cyber security news publication.

    Threat.Technology placed A View from Afar at 9th in its 20 Best Defence Security Podcasts of 2021 category. You can follow A View from Afar via our affiliate syndicators.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Trumpism Beyond Trump - Brazil, USA, Israel - Buchanan and Manning Analysis

    Trumpism Beyond Trump - Brazil, USA, Israel - Buchanan and Manning Analysis

    https://youtu.be/S-df4sbwkgY
    In this, the 21st episode of A View from Afar for 2022 political scientist Dr Paul Buchanan and host Selwyn Manning analyse the notion, and perhaps the reality, of Trumpism beyond Trump.
    In earlier episodes, Paul and Selwyn have examined how Trumpism, and even Bannonism, has been exported as a cult, a cultural political movement, around the world. And, we gave detailed examples of how it manifests itself in countries as untypical comparatively as New Zealand and Brazil.
    And in this episode, Paul and Selwyn deep dive into this notion - that while Brazil’s out-going right-populist president Bolsonaro was narrowly defeated by his left-positioned rival Lula, there’s a risk that Brazil’s version of Trumpism will live on well after Bolsonaro's electoral defeats at the ballot-box and enforce a formidable impediment to their successor’s policies.
    And in addition, they examine what to expect from the United States’ mid-term elections. Will the GOP's Trump endorsed candidates assist in removing a Democratic Party majority in the US Senate?
    And finally, they explore the Israel elections and whether Benjamin Netanyahu will return to dominating Israel's political sphere.
    INTERACTION WHILE LIVE: Paul and Selwyn invite and encourage you to interact while they are live with questions and comments. They recommend you do so via EveningReport's YouTube channel, as Facebook is undergoing significant changes. Here's the link: Youtube (remember to subscribe to the channel).

    You can also keep the conversation going on this debate by clicking on one of the social media channels below:

    Facebook.com/selwyn.manning
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    Twitter.com/Selwyn_Manning

    If you miss the LIVE Episode, you can see it as video-on-demand, and earlier episodes too, by checking out EveningReport.nz or, subscribe to the Evening Report podcast here.

    RECOGNITION:

    The MIL Network’s podcast A View from Afar was Nominated as a Top  Defence Security Podcast by Threat.Technology – a London-based cyber security news publication.

    Threat.Technology placed A View from Afar at 9th in its 20 Best Defence Security Podcasts of 2021 category. You can follow A View from Afar via our affiliate syndicators.

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    The Era of Restive Politics - Buchanan and Manning

    The Era of Restive Politics - Buchanan and Manning

    https://youtu.be/xvGcyelAp8E

    The Era of Restive Politics - In this, the 20th episode of A View from Afar for 2022 political scientist Dr Paul Buchanan and host Selwyn Manning analyse The Era of Restive Politics.
    In particular, Paul and Selwyn explore the political dynamics in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, the People’s Republic of China, Italy, and Brazil.
    And within this context, they examine the threads of social and political change that’s sweeping the world and what this means as we approach the end of 2022.
    INTERACTION WHILE LIVE: Paul and Selwyn recommend you connect via EveningReport's YouTube channel. Here's the link: Youtube (remember to subscribe to the channel).

    You can also keep the conversation going on this debate by clicking on one of the social media channels below:

    Facebook.com/selwyn.manning
    Youtube
    Twitter.com/Selwyn_Manning

    If you miss the LIVE Episode, you can see it as video-on-demand, and earlier episodes too, by checking out EveningReport.nz or, subscribe to the Evening Report podcast here.

    RECOGNITION:

    The MIL Network’s podcast A View from Afar was Nominated as a Top  Defence Security Podcast by Threat.Technology – a London-based cyber security news publication.

    Threat.Technology placed A View from Afar at 9th in its 20 Best Defence Security Podcasts of 2021 category. You can follow A View from Afar via our affiliate syndicators.

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Buchanan + Manning: How Hybrid Warfare and Hostile Tech Surrounds Us All

    Buchanan + Manning: How Hybrid Warfare and Hostile Tech Surrounds Us All

    https://youtu.be/iN3o8a1R8_I

    A View from Afar – In this podcast, political scientist Paul Buchanan and Selwyn Manning analyse the advent of new technologies and the rise of hybrid warfare.

    In this episode, Buchanan and Manning take you on a journey into a world that exists all around us, no matter where we live. But, it’s fair to say, it’s a world few realise exists and few realise how it is effecting them.

    With the technologies that surround us, tech that we use every day, it has become easy to conduct indirect or non-attributable warfare using a variety of means.

    There’s the grey area phenomena where opponent states undermine adversaries from within, sowing distrust, or fear, where there should not be. The purpose is to weaken public trust and a population’s resolve to support their government.

    In an extreme situation, this form of hostilities can escalate into hybrid warfare using indirect and direct means, from cyber offensives to firepower.

    To illustrate the issue, we will draw on the build-up to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and also evaluate other locations around the world where there is evidence of hybrid warfare.

    It may surprise you to realise how close to home are real world examples of hybrid warfare.

    You can comment on this debate by clicking on one of these social media channels and interacting in the social media’s comment area. Here are the links:

    Facebook.com/selwyn.manning
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    If you miss the LIVE Episode, you can see it as video-on-demand, and earlier episodes too, by checking out EveningReport.nz or, subscribe to the Evening Report podcast here.

    The MIL Network’s podcast A View from Afar was Nominated as a Top  Defence Security Podcast by Threat.Technology – a London-based cyber security news publication.

    Threat.Technology placed A View from Afar at 9th in its 20 Best Defence Security Podcasts of 2021 category. You can follow A View from Afar via our affiliate syndicators.

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    • 1 hr 11 min

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