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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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    Wirecard: the investigation that brought down a German tech giant

    Wirecard: the investigation that brought down a German tech giant

    It took years of digging and a lucky break to uncover the fraud at the heart of Wirecard. Gideon talks to Dan McCrum about the strange netherworld of financial speculators, private detectives, bumbling accountants and outright criminals that he encountered along the way.
    Clips: Bloomberg, Money Talks
    More on this topic:
    Why we trust fraudsters
    Less work for EY auditors? What about more accountability
    Wirecard middleman pleads guilty to hacking
    Inside Wirecard
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    Presented by Gideon Rachman. Produced by Fiona Symon. Sound design is by Breen
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    • 32 min
    Can EU unity on Ukraine hold?

    Can EU unity on Ukraine hold?

    European leaders have been united in their support for Ukraine against Russia’s aggression. But as costs mount they could face growing calls to compromise with Russia. Gideon talks to Ulrike Franke, senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, about how France and Germany in particular are handling the crisis. Clips: Euronews; CNN; France24
    More on this topic:
    Farewell to Russia and to the Sinatra doctrine
    Olaf Scholz says partnership with Putin’s Russia is ‘inconceivable’
    Ukraine weighs up impact of EU leaders’ trip to Kyiv
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    • 20 min
    Where money and power collide

    Where money and power collide

    Gideon talks to the billionaire investor Ray Dalio about the connections he's found between the rise and fall of markets and the rise and fall of nations. 
    Clips: CBS, CNBC, BBC
    More on this topic:  
    Policy errors of the 1970s echo in our times
    Fed begins quantitative tightening on unprecedented scale
    Top investors split on direction of ‘tempestuous’ China’s markets
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    • 26 min
    Putin’s energy power play

    Putin’s energy power play

    Russia’s global power has rested in large part on its oil and gas reserves. Will Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine and Europe’s decision to seek alternative supplies shrink this power irreparably? Gideon talks to the American expert Dan Yergin about the role played by energy in the Ukraine conflict and its implications for the rest of the world.
    Clips: BBC, ABC, Sky News
    More on this topic:  
    Europe at risk of winter energy rationing, energy watchdog warns
    LNG revolution: Germany’s plan to wean itself off Russian gas takes shape
    Saudi Arabia is increasing supply — so why is the oil price holding firm?
    Trafigura warns oil prices could reach ‘parabolic state’ in threat to economy
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    • 26 min
    Poverty and inequality drive change in Latin America

    Poverty and inequality drive change in Latin America

    Gideon talks to Venezuelan economist Moisés Naím about the reasons for the collapse of the political centre in Latin America, and about the tactics used by populist politicians to rise to power in the region and beyond.
    Clips: Euronews; AP; Al Jazeera; NBC; Andrés Manuel López Obrador channel
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    How the Colombia election could change Latin America
    Colombia’s Rodolfo Hernández goes from also-ran to the brink of power
    Conservative young Brazilians complicate Lula’s path to presidency
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    • 19 min
    Ukraine and the global food emergency

    Ukraine and the global food emergency

    Russia’s blockade of the port of Odesa is preventing Ukraine from exporting vital supplies of grain to a hungry world. A failure to resolve the problem will lead to food price rises and starvation, resulting in more migration and global unrest, according to David Beasley, head of the UN World Food Programme. He talks to Gideon about what needs to be done to avert catastrophe.
    Clips: NewsNation, ABC news, CNN
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    Military briefing: Ukraine seeks way to break Russia’s Black Sea blockade
    Pakistan seeks to renegotiate IMF loan as food prices surge
    ‘Millions’ at risk of death as Ukraine war hits food supplies, Egypt warns
    World’s poorest nations to receive aid amid soaring food prices
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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.

rdama ,

Sarah Chayes Rocks

I have not heard a more cogent and thoughtful analysis of Afghanistan till this podcast.
Too bad so many Afghans had to die for what was essentially a war that was designed/prolonged by American corruption. She also has a blog where she describes this train wreck happening (a few years ago). Upon listening to her, the collapse of the Afghan Govt seems inevitable. Sad that so many people who were given 'hope' have been dropped back into the medivieal Taliban regime's second innings...

Will&A ,

Educated and Skillful Interviewer

Sober analysis; reveals contradictory nature of events. Good selection of guests, excellent questions. Political journalism can be good.

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