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The Inside Story Podcast -- where we dissect, analyse and help define major global stories.

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    • 4.2 ‚ÄĘ 100 Ratings

The Inside Story Podcast -- where we dissect, analyse and help define major global stories.

    What's behind Putin's visit to North Korea and Vietnam?

    What's behind Putin's visit to North Korea and Vietnam?

    President Vladimir Putin was in North Korea and Vietnam this week, strengthening old alliances as his war in Ukraine drags on. But what do both sides stand to gain? And what does the US think?

    In this episode:


    Andrei Lankov, Professor at Kookmin University and director of NK News.
    Benjamin Young, Assistant Professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University.
    Carlyle Thayer, Professor Emeritus at the University of New South Wales Canberra.

    Host: Laura Kyle

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    • 24 min
    Who will be held accountable for war crimes in Gaza?

    Who will be held accountable for war crimes in Gaza?

    Yet again, Israel is accused of committing war crimes against Palestinians, this time by a UN-backed commission of inquiry. The Palestinian armed groups also received a share of the blame. But who will enforce accountability?

    In this episode:


    Bill van Esveld, Acting Israel and Palestine Associate Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Human Rights Watch.
    Uri Dromi, Former Israeli government spokesman and founding president of the Jerusalem Press Club.
    William Law, Editor of Arab Digest, an online current affairs newsletter.

    Host: Neave Barker

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    • 24 min
    Are Israel and Hezbollah on the verge of a full-blown war?

    Are Israel and Hezbollah on the verge of a full-blown war?

    Are Israel and Hezbollah on the verge of a full-blown war? The two sides are stepping up rhetoric and cross-border attacks. Israel says plans for an offensive in Lebanon have been approved. But what would a war look like this time round? And does diplomacy stand a chance?

    In this episode:


    Nicholas Noe, Editor-in-Chief, Mideastwire.com
    Robert Geist Pinfold, Lecturer, Peace and Security, Durham University.
    Mohanad Hage Ali, Deputy Director for Research, Malcolm H Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center. 

    Host: Neave Barker

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    • 25 min
    Is a global nuclear arms race underway?

    Is a global nuclear arms race underway?

    Is a global nuclear arms race underway? A report finds nuclear powers have increased spending on a scale never seen before. Ongoing armed conflicts are said to be the reason. So does that mean atomic weapons are likely to be used? And has nuclear deterrence failed?

    In this episode:


    Nikolai Sokov, Senior Fellow, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.
    Gary Samore, Professor, Brandeis University. 

    Victor Gao, Vice President, Center for China and Globalisation.



    Host: Neave Barker

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    • 24 min
    What's different about this year's weather conditions?

    What's different about this year's weather conditions?

    Soaring temperatures are setting records around the world. And severe floods and storms are becoming more frequent and unpredictable. So how do this year's weather conditions, differ from those before? And what is that telling us?

    In this episode:



    Carolina Pereira Marghidan, Heat Risk Consultant, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre.



    Linnea Wikstrom, Director, Construction and Health & Safety, Building and Woodworkers International.



    Eleni Myrivili, Global Chief Heat Officer, Atlantic Council‚Äôs Adrienne Arsht‚ÄďRockefeller Foundation Resilience Center and UN Habitat.



    Host: Tom McRae

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    • 20 min
    Will Macron's election gamble backfire?

    Will Macron's election gamble backfire?

    Campaigning and protesting intensify in France ahead of a snap election. It's been called by President Emmanuel Macron after the far-right made big gains in the European Parliament election. So how important is this vote for France - and for Europe? 

    In this episode:



    Samantha de Bendern, Associate Fellow at Chatham House and geopolitical commentator on French TV channel La Chaine Info.



    Philippe Marliere is a Professor of French and European politics at University College London.



    Peter Humi is an independent France correspondent and university lecturer in Paris.



    Host: Tom McRae

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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

NYToad ,

Fewer guests

It would probably be better to have fewer guests and give them more time to explicate. This is better than cutting them off. But good to see more balanced perspective than what we’re getting here in America.

Littleworldcunningly ,

Crucial content, but please give guests more time!

Previous review (below) stands, but this podcast doesn’t update to show new episodes unless I go to the show and refresh several times. Apple needs to fix this!

Giving 5 stars because this is one of the most important sources of analysis and information we have available, but I agree with other comments: please give more time for guests to speak! I’d prefer much longer episodes instead of the constant rushing to get through such important concepts.

Hamza ūüá≤ūüᶠ,

No new episodes

Why are there no new episodes? I hear in other Al Jazeera shows the promo of this show’s new episode, but they don’t show up here on the app. Can someone fix this?

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