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The Pivot by Globely News is a global affairs podcast that discusses the leaders, states, networks, ideologies, and technologies that are reshaping power dynamics in our world.

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The Pivot by Globely News is a global affairs podcast that discusses the leaders, states, networks, ideologies, and technologies that are reshaping power dynamics in our world.

    Guyana: The World's Newest Petrostate

    Guyana: The World's Newest Petrostate

    Jay Mandle, a professor emeritus of economics at Colgate University, joins host Arif Rafiq to discuss whether Guyana, now the world's newest petrostate and fastest-growing economy, can leverage its newfound oil wealth to change its destiny and avoid the "resource curse."
    By 2035, Guyana could become the world's fourth-largest producer of oil. But it faces a host of challenges in exploiting these resources for the benefit of its population. In this episode, Mandle and Rafiq these obstacles, including climate change, longstanding ethnic and racial divisions, and threats from neighboring Venezuela.
     
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    • 51 min
    The Many Political Lives of Anwar Ibrahim

    The Many Political Lives of Anwar Ibrahim

    Meredith Weiss, a professor of political science at the University at Albany, joins host Arif Rafiq to discuss the many political transformations of Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim over his political career.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Iran, the IRGC, and the Battle for the Middle East

    Iran, the IRGC, and the Battle for the Middle East

    Afshon Ostovar, an associate professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, joins host Arif Rafiq to discuss how Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) transformed from being a ragtag militia to a preeminent outside force in Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere in the Middle East.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The China Challenge

    The China Challenge

    Ali Wyne, a senior advisor at the International Crisis Group, joins host Arif Rafiq to discuss the implications of Taiwan’s recent elections, how China is responding to the results, the risks of a U.S.-China war over Taiwan, and the broader challenge of managing a rising China.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    American Jews: Beyond the Tropes

    American Jews: Beyond the Tropes

    Journalist Emily Tamkin, author of "Bad Jews," joins host Arif Rafiq to discuss the evolving and often contentious debate over what it means to be an American Jew and how today's conversations about Jews, whiteness, and wealth fit into the broader historical, American Jewish experience. They also discuss the parallels between neoconservatism in the 60s and 70s and today's counter-progressivism — or anti-wokeism — among Jewish public intellectuals. The conversation concludes with Tamkin's thoughts on the crisis of American Zionism.
     
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Bangladesh Paradox

    The Bangladesh Paradox

    Ali Riaz, a distinguished professor of political science at Illinois State University, joins host Arif Rafiq to discuss how deep and durable Bangladesh’s socio-economic gains are and whether they can be sustained under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s authoritarian regime.

    • 1 hr

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