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Gideon Rachman, the Financial Times chief foreign affairs columnist talks to the decision-makers and thinkers who are shaping world affairs.
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Gideon Rachman, the Financial Times chief foreign affairs columnist talks to the decision-makers and thinkers who are shaping world affairs.
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    Russia’s threat to Europe

    Russia’s threat to Europe

    How much of a threat would Russia pose to Europe if its invasion of Ukraine was successful? Given recent remarks by the US Republican presidential contender Donald Trump, does Europe have the firepower to defend itself without the aid of the US? Gideon discusses these questions with the writer and historian Anne Applebaum, just back from the 2024 Munich Security Conference. Clip: Deutsche Welle
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    Ursula von der Leyen calls on EU to subsidise defence production
    Russian victories shake global leaders’ faith in Ukraine war prospects
    Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition activist, 1976-2024
    Joe Biden blasts Donald Trump for ‘un-American’ comments about Nato allies
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    Presented by Gideon Rachman. Produced by Fiona Symon. Sound design is by Breen Turner.
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    • 18 min
    Is China’s power on the wane?

    Is China’s power on the wane?

    China’s property crisis and slowing growth rate have raised questions about its future as an economic and military power. Gideon discusses whether it’s time to call ‘peak China’ with Richard McGregor, senior fellow at the Lowy Institute in Sydney. Clip: Bloomberg
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    China’s consumers tighten belts even as prices fall
    China’s growth enigma
    The looming trade tensions over China’s subsidies
    We shouldn’t call ‘peak China’ just yet
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    • 28 min
    Why we need the UN

    Why we need the UN

    Gideon talks to Mark Malloch-Brown, former deputy secretary-general of the UN and president of the Open Society Foundations, about the role of the United Nations. While it sometimes struggles to make an impact on matters of global security, it plays a unique and often unrecognised role in shaping policy on migration, refugees and climate. Clip: The Guardian
    ICJ’s Israel judgment seeks to restore rule of law to a brutal conflict
    Head of UN agency for Palestinians defies Israeli calls to quit
    A ‘multipolar’ world defies the ‘rules-based’ order
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    • 25 min
    Introducing: Swamp Notes from The FT News Briefing

    Introducing: Swamp Notes from The FT News Briefing

    If you have questions about this year's US presidential election, we have answers.
    Swamp Notes is a new podcast from the FT News Briefing. Listen every Saturday morning as our journalists analyse and discuss the latest happenings in US politics. We’ll go beyond the horse race for the White House and offer a global perspective on the election.  
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    • 1 min
    Germans push back against extremist AfD

    Germans push back against extremist AfD

    Germans have been staging mass protests against the far-right ideology of the AfD party. This followed revelations about a meeting late last year in which the party and its backers discussed the potential for mass deportations of people of foreign origin. Gideon discusses whether this could be a turning point in German politics with international affairs analyst Constanze Stelzenmüller. Clip: The Guardian
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    In praise of mass immigration
    German far right defeated in regional election
    Germany’s top court paves way for financing ban on extremist political parties
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    • 22 min
    The battle for the control of Poland’s institutions

    The battle for the control of Poland’s institutions

    Donald Tusk’s re-election cheered democrats across Europe and paved the way for the biggest change in Poland since the fall of communism. He’s hoping to rebuild the country's institutions and began with a clear-out of state TV that had become a mouthpiece for the previous government. Now he's waging war with the president and constitutional court. Ben Hall, the FT’s Europe editor, discusses Tusk’s first month in office and what lies ahead with Andrzej Bobiński, managing director of Polityka Insight. Clips: CNBC, tvp
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    EU to sidestep Polish president’s veto to release billions in funding
    Poland’s escalating power struggle
    Poland’s ‘iron broom’ shows that democrats can bite back
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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

林冠緯 ,

Ukraine Crisis by Russian View

Okay,
After the comments from Russian, so what?

Ukraine is a sovereign state in international community. She has the absolute rights to decide what organization, Allies and Relation she wants to deal with. No matter how insecure Kremlins thought, no excuse could vindicate for Russia’s pugnacious stance and aggressive campaign to Ukraine. No excuse, there is no persuasive reason to compensate Russia’s insecurity.

sidneyhart ,

Why can Gideon Rachman not do more with his connections?

Rachman ought to be to geopolitics journalism what his colleague Martin Wolf is to economics comment and analysis. Yet somehow he doesn’t quite pull it all together. I have wondered why, both for his written pieces and for his podcast (which is now more than a couple of years old). He has amazing connections in the world of boffins and pointy-headed grand strategists as well as hardboiled politicians. Yet what he produces week after week both in print as well as audio are narrow and siloed views. The great non-reporter journalists are those who can give us a cross-cutting view of politics and economics, across space and across time. In other words, Gideon, using your fantastic connections to make connections so that we get a panoramic view of world affairs

Kékcsillag ,

Booooring! Bad audio quality.

I’ve been listening to the show for months now. Hoping that I will actually hear something interesting and engaging. Boy was I wrong. Most of the episodes are way too long and boring with people calling on bad audio lines from their shoddy mobile phones. This is not a quality show. Even the host sounds like he’s sitting in the bathroom with his laptop, that’s how much it reverberates. Generally lacks quality content and I can’t stand listening to the audio quality, especially not for the length of time that this would require.

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