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
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.
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.
Foreign Office #63. The Fellas of NAFO
How a dog avatar became a meme that chased a Russian ambassador off Twitter (for a while).
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."
Foreign Office #61. The Battle of Donbas
War reporter Danny Gold on his time at Ukraine’s eastern front
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.
Excellent reporting! As usual I get more and better quality news on Ukraine from this podcast. Keep up the good work.
Thank you for your outstanding coverage.
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!)