65 episodes

Foreign Office is a weekly interview podcast hosted by Michael Weiss, from New Lines Magazine and Free Russia Foundation, dedicated to those ever-relevant subjects of Russian intelligence operations and active measures. Featured guests include prominent historians and scholars, journalists, diplomats, and ex-spies.

Foreign Office with Michael Weiss Free Russia Foundation and New Lines Magazine

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    • 4.7 • 41 Ratings

Foreign Office is a weekly interview podcast hosted by Michael Weiss, from New Lines Magazine and Free Russia Foundation, dedicated to those ever-relevant subjects of Russian intelligence operations and active measures. Featured guests include prominent historians and scholars, journalists, diplomats, and ex-spies.

    Foreign Office #65. On Ukraine's Military Adaptability

    Foreign Office #65. On Ukraine's Military Adaptability

    Gen. Mick Ryan explains how Ukraine has handled Western weapons platforms, and why it's wisely gone back to a war of "corrosion" against Russian forces.

    • 40 min
    Foreign Office #64. The Kyvian Reshuffle

    Foreign Office #64. The Kyvian Reshuffle

    What’s behind Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s sacking of his SBU chief and Prosecutor General? Ukrainian journalist Viktor Kovalenko explains.

    • 31 min
    Foreign Office #63. The Fellas of NAFO

    Foreign Office #63. The Fellas of NAFO

     How a dog avatar became a meme that chased a Russian ambassador off Twitter (for a while).

    • 34 min
    Foreign Office #62. On Coups and Illegals

    Foreign Office #62. On Coups and Illegals

    Former CIA officer Marc Polymeropolous discusses the capture of a GRU illegal trying to infiltrate the ICC -- and whether or not former National Security Adviser John Bolton could really plan a "coup."

    • 58 min
    Foreign Office #61. The Battle of Donbas

    Foreign Office #61. The Battle of Donbas

    War reporter Danny Gold on his time at Ukraine’s eastern front

    • 48 min
    Foreign Office #60. What is Wrong With Germany?

    Foreign Office #60. What is Wrong With Germany?

    Benjamin Tallis explains the Sholz government's wobbliness on Ukraine and why old habits die hard in Berlin.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

jbrown1968 ,

Kyiv re-shuffle

Excellent reporting! As usual I get more and better quality news on Ukraine from this podcast. Keep up the good work.

mmonikaaa ,

Fantastic !!

Thank you for your outstanding coverage.

Mullah Atari ,

Fantastic podcast

Foreign office is really an outstanding podcast. Weiss mixes discussions of current global affairs with a bit of history thrown in. The guests provide some really interesting perspectives, much of it (but not exclusively) focused in Russian affairs around the globe. Give it a listen. If anything, you’ll learn never to trust the FSB (not that anyone would want to go begin with!)

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