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Husband and wife team, Dr. Anita and Ryan Kellogg, take on the latest international news and events with their lively discussions and occasional debates on these issues. Having grown up in red states in conservative families, the Kelloggs bring their unique perspective living in multiple countries overseas and subject expertise in their chosen fields. Join us for a conversation that began in South Korea and continues through the present day.

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Husband and wife team, Dr. Anita and Ryan Kellogg, take on the latest international news and events with their lively discussions and occasional debates on these issues. Having grown up in red states in conservative families, the Kelloggs bring their unique perspective living in multiple countries overseas and subject expertise in their chosen fields. Join us for a conversation that began in South Korea and continues through the present day.

    Interview with Sarah Bauerle-Danzman

    Interview with Sarah Bauerle-Danzman

    In this episode, Anita talks with Sarah Bauerle Danzman of Indiana University, Bloomington. We discuss the Biden administration’s latest actions on preventing the transfer of intellectual property to China and creating high-paying union jobs at home. 
    We also dive into the latest on the Russia-Ukraine war and the missile that crossed into Poland, killing two people. Finally, we discuss the rise of the far right in Israel and what we can expect from Benjamin Netanyahu’s return to power.

    Topics Discussed in this Episode
    Russia-Ukraine Update - 04:30Israeli Election and the return of Netanyahu - 17:30Interview with Dr. Sarah Brauerle-Danzman - 33:30Articles and Resources Mentioned in Episode
    Russia-Ukraine Update
    How an anonymous source raised false alarm of Russian strike on Poland (WaPo)Can Ukraine’s infrastructure survive the winter? (Vox)‘Gross sabotage’: traces of explosives found at sites of Nord Stream gas leaks (The Guardian)Israeli Election and the return of Netanyahu
    Israel’s centrists should back Binyamin Netanyahu (The Economist)The Far Right Rises in Israel (NYT The Daily)A Netanyahu government may raise the temperature in a boiling West Bank (The Economist)Israel must not let election results undermine foreign policy (Jerusalem Post)Interview with Dr. Sarah Bauerle-Danzman
    Dr. Bauerle-Danzman’s websiteMerging Interests When Domestic Firms Shape FDI PolicyTwitterFollow Us
    Show Website: www.kelloggsglobalpolitics.com Show Twitter: @GlobalKellogg Anita’s Twitter: @arkellogg Show YouTube

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Interview With Shaun Breslin on Determining the National Security Threats From China

    Interview With Shaun Breslin on Determining the National Security Threats From China

    In this episode, Anita interviews renowned China expert Dr. Shaun Breslin of Warwick University. We discuss the worrisome aspects of Xi’s consolidation of power. We also consider whether some of the rhetoric that perceives all Chinese activities as being a national security threat has gone too far.
    We begin the episode by assessing the surprising midterm results and what they suggest for the future of U.S. foreign policy. Then we move on to the first in-person meeting between Biden and Xi as national heads of state. Can they find areas to cooperate on? Finally, in a significant blow for Russia, Russia ordered a retreat from the city of Kherson, the strategically important provincial capital of Ukraine. We discuss the significance of this event and the possibility of a negotiated end to the conflict.

    Shaun Breslin is a Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. He is also co-editor of The Pacific Review. Having first studied in China in 1984, he has spent the subsequent years studying China’s changing domestic political economy and China’s place in the world (and how each impacts the other). He also has a side interest in comparative studies of regional integration processes. His latest book, China Risen? Studying Chinese Global Power, was published by Bristol University Press in 2021.


    Topics Discussed in this Episode
    Impact of U.S. Midterm Elections - 04:00Biden-Xi Meeting at the G20 - 22:00Russia-Ukraine Update - 30:00Interview with Dr. Shaun Breslin - 45:00

    Articles and Resources Mentioned in Episode
    Impact of U.S. Midterm Elections
    Tough Lines on Ukraine and China: Seeing Policy Fallout From U.S. Election (NY Times)Potentially divided U.S. Congress to remain united on at least one issue: China (The Japan Times)Biden-Xi Meeting at G20
    For Biden and Xi, a Long Relationship With Rising Mutual Suspicion (NY Times)China wants to mend ties with the U.S. But it won’t make the first move. (WaPo)Russia-Ukraine Update
    Top U.S. General Urges Diplomacy in Ukraine While Biden Advisers Resist (NY Times)Ukraine Peace Talks Remain Distant Even as Moscow Signals a Retreat (NY Times)Interview with Dr. Shaun Breslin
    Dr. Breslin’s websiteChina Risen?: Studying Chinese Global Power


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    • 1 hr 30 min
    What's Next for China and the Future of U.S. - Chinese Relations

    What's Next for China and the Future of U.S. - Chinese Relations

    In this episode, we report on China’s 20th Party Congress, where Xi further consolidated his power. We also consider whether the U.S. is going down the right path with its own Industrial Policy to counter China. As usual, there is a lot on the Russia-Ukraine front, including Russia’s attack on Ukraine’s electrical grid.
    We then turn to Iran to discuss the resilience of their ongoing protests. The U.K. has a new Prime Minister. Will he bring stability to the politics there, and is that enough? Finally, Brazilians went to the polls last Sunday to vote for their next President, and we cover what you need to know about this election.

    CORRECTION: The author of the twitter thread on negotiating with Putin was attributed to Dan Nexon, but was actually @ProfPaulPoast.

    China - 00:04:00
    Russia-Ukraine - 00:47:00
    Iran - 01:05:00
    UK - 01:09:00
    Brazil - 01:15:00

    Some of the Articles and Resources Mentioned in Episode
    China’s 20th Party Congress: Takeaways and Implications
    Xi Jinping Has Fallen Into the Dictator Trap (NY Times- Susan Shirk)For Xi Jinping, loyalty trumps ability (The Economist)Economic War with China and Industrial Mobilization: Are we taking the wrong approach?
    China is weaker than we thought. Will we change our policies accordingly? (Fareed Zakaria- WaPo)The risks of Bidenomics go beyond inflation (The Economist)Russia-Ukraine Update
    Russia’s destroying infrastructure in Ukraine, and the consequences are dire (Vox)Prices are down. Supplies are good. Europe’s gas crisis gets a reprieve. (WaPo)UK Leadership Shuffle
    Rishi Sunak’s promise of stability is a low bar for Britain (The Economist)Brazil Election: Final Round
    Brazil’s election is tight ahead of a run-off on October 30th (The Economist)
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    Show Website: www.kelloggsglobalpolitics.comShow Twitter: @GlobalKelloggShow YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgJeUZcTUGsNwTh-us65cIAAnita’s email: anita@kelloggsglobalpolitics.comRyan’s email: ryan@kelloggsglobalpolitics.com


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    Show Website: www.kelloggsglobalpolitics.com Show Twitter: @GlobalKellogg Anita’s Twitter: @arkellogg Show YouTube

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Putin's Birthday Gifts AND Economic Warfare with China

    Putin's Birthday Gifts AND Economic Warfare with China

    Putin's Birthday Gifts and Economic War with China
    In this episode, we discuss Russia’s growing losses in Ukraine, signs of dissent from Russian elites, and intrigue in global energy markets. We move on to East Asia, where North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is vying for attention with a missile launch over Japan. We also discuss Biden’s new economic war with China, particularly in light of the recent moves to ban the selling of semiconductor chips to Chinese companies. 
    NOTE: We did not get to the updates on Iranian protests and the presidential election in Brazil, so if you are interested in the topics, stay tuned for the next episode.

    Topics Discussed in this Episode
    Putin’s Birthday present and latest developments in Ukraine - 6:30Energy Intrigue: Nord Stream sabotage and OPEC’s snub - 32:00North Korean Missile test - 47:30Growing Economic War with China - 59:45Putin’s Birthday present and latest developments in Ukraine
    Amid Ukrainian taunts, Russia scrambles to salvage Crimean Bridge after fiery explosion (WaPo)‘Someone will fall victim’: insiders reveal elite anguish as Russia’s war falters (The Guardian)Elon Musk’s foray into geopolitics has Ukraine worried (The Economist)Energy Intrigue: Nord Stream sabotage and OPEC’s snub
    Permanent Rupture: The European-Russian Energy Relationship Ended with Nord Stream (War on the Rocks)Biden's 'unthinkable' options for punishing OPEC (Poltico)North Korea Missile test
    North Korea Fires Powerful Missile, Using Old Playbook in a New World (NY Times)U.S. Targets Businessmen and Companies in New North Korea Sanctions (NY Times)Growing Economic War with China
    Chip bans on countries like China will hurt the U.S. more than they’ll help. They won’t even work (Fortune)Lawmakers push new compromise for screening American investments in China (Politico)US intensifies assault on China’s chip ambitions (Nikkei)Follow Us
    Show Website: www.kelloggsglobalpolitics.com Show Twitter: @GlobalKellogg Anita’s Twitter: @arkellogg Show YouTube

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Russia Mobilizes, UK Budget Flop, and Iranians Revolt

    Russia Mobilizes, UK Budget Flop, and Iranians Revolt

    In this episode, we discuss the latest updates on the Russia-Ukraine war, in particular Russia’s mobilization of an additional 300,000 troops from a partial draft. Putin has also revived his nuclear weapons threats. We explain why we should take them seriously.
    Britain has a new Prime Minister who has proposed a very controversial budget that combines tax cuts with increased government spending. We discuss this issue in the context of Britain’s long-term economic decline.
    Finally, this week has seen widespread protests throughout Iran. We explain the cause and significance of these protests, as well as the latest status on a new nuclear deal with Iran.
    Topics Discussed in this Episode
    Anita’s trip to the American Political Science Association (APSA) ConferenceRussian Mobilization and the Nuclear Threat - 07:00UK Budget and the Market’s Reaction - 27:00Iranian Protests and Nuclear Deal Update - 50:00
    Articles and Resources Mentioned in Episode
    Russian Mobilization and the Nuclear Threat
    Putin’s Draft Draws Resistance in Russia’s Far-Flung Regions (NY Times)Memo to the President (The Atlantic Council)Escalation Management and Nuclear Employment in Russian Military Strategy (War on the Rocks)UK Budget and the Market’s Reaction
    What kind of prime minister will Liz Truss be? (The Economist)Britain’s chancellor offers up a reckless budget, fiscally and politically (The Economist)Pound plummets to 37-year low as Kwarteng unveils ‘growth plan’ for UK economy (Independent)Iranian Protests and Nuclear Deal Update
    What’s behind the protests in Iran? (WaPo)The Supreme Leader is Still Alive, but When he dies how will his succession play out? (The Atlantic Council)Let’s Be Honest About the Iran Nuclear Deal (Foreign Policy)

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    Show Website: www.kelloggsglobalpolitics.comShow Twitter: @GlobalKelloggShow YouTubeFollow Us
    Show Website: www.kelloggsglobalpolitics.com Show Twitter: @GlobalKellogg Anita’s Twitter: @arkellogg Show YouTube

    • 1 hr 9 min
    All the Updates: Ukraine, Brazil, Iraq and More!

    All the Updates: Ukraine, Brazil, Iraq and More!

    On this episode, we discuss the latest updates on the Russia-Ukraine war. After two months of the front lines unchanged, Ukraine has begun its first counteroffensive to recapture the city of Kherson, which would isolate Russian troops in the South. We also consider the meaning of the G-7 agreement on a price cap on Russian oil and more on Europe’s struggles to deal with its ongoing energy crisis.
    Brazil’s presidential election will be held in October, but there are reasons to be concerned about a military coup as the current president, Bolsonaro, borrows from Trump’s playbook by questioning the integrity of the voting machines. Finally, we look at how the latest violence in Iraq may lead to a civil war.
     Ryan and Anita also share the latest on their own research projects on energy security and China’s asymmetrical trading relationships.

    Topics:
    Ryan's Research on Energy Security - 08:25
    Anita's Research on Chinese bullying - 18:10
    Ukraine and EU Energy Crisis - 34:50
    Brazil's Presidential Elections - 51:40
    Iraq's Descent Into Civil War - 01:01:00
    Articles and Resources Mentioned in Episode
    Kherson Counteroffensive and EU Energy Crisis
    Why does Kherson matter? (The Economist)The Right Way to Sanction Russian Energy (Foreign Affairs)Europe scrambles to protect consumers against dizzying energy prices (The Economist)Election Roundup: Brazil
    Lula vs Bolsonaro: What is at stake in Brazil’s presidential election? (The New Statesman)The Imminent Election Crisis in Brazil (Americas Quarterly)Iraq Civil War?
    Why Iraq could be approaching another civil war, explained by an expert (Vox)Timeline: What led to the fighting in Iraq’s capital Baghdad (Al Jazeera)How Inter-Shia Strife Is Threatening Iraqi Security (Council of Foreign Relations)Follow Us
    Show Website: www.kelloggsglobalpolitics.comShow Twitter: @GlobalKelloggShow YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgJeUZcTUGsNwTh-us65cIAAnita’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/arkelloggAnita’s Website::Follow Us
    Show Website: www.kelloggsglobalpolitics.com Show Twitter: @GlobalKellogg Anita’s Twitter: @arkellogg Show YouTube

    • 1 hr 15 min

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