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With in-depth interviews with experts and leading policymakers, Trend Lines brings World Politics Review's uncompromising analysis of international affairs to the world of podcasts.

Trend Lines World Politics Review

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With in-depth interviews with experts and leading policymakers, Trend Lines brings World Politics Review's uncompromising analysis of international affairs to the world of podcasts.

    How Trump Damaged U.S. Civil-Military Relations—and How to Repair Them

    How Trump Damaged U.S. Civil-Military Relations—and How to Repair Them

    It’s no surprise that U.S. President Donald Trump’s disregard for norms and the rule of law would extend to his approach to the military. This week on Trend Lines, Risa Brooks joins WPR’s Judah Grunstein for a discussion on the damage Trump’s presidency has done to civil-military relations and what it will take to repair them.

    • 37 min
    How Russia and Turkey Won the Nagorno-Karabakh War

    How Russia and Turkey Won the Nagorno-Karabakh War

    After six weeks of fighting over the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a Russia-brokered peace deal. This week on Trend Lines, Alexander Gabuev joins WPR’s Elliot Waldman to discuss the aftermath of the recent fighting and the outlook for the fragile peace.

    • 31 min
    The Pandemic’s Overlooked Impact on Digital Rights

    The Pandemic’s Overlooked Impact on Digital Rights

    Many aspects of our response to the coronavirus pandemic have relied on digital technology—for better, or, more often, for worse. This week on Trend Lines, Adrian Shahbaz, the director for technology and democracy at Freedom House, joins Elliot Waldman to discuss the pandemic’s implications for our online lives.

    • 28 min
    Thailand’s Pro-Democracy Protesters Aren’t Backing Down

    Thailand’s Pro-Democracy Protesters Aren’t Backing Down

    For nearly five months, Thailand has been in the throes of a historic pro-democracy uprising, as demonstrators demand the resignation of the current government and reforms to the monarchy. On Trend Lines, WPR’s Elliot Waldman discusses the latest developments from the Thai protests with Tyrell Haberkorn.

    • 36 min
    ‘Reality Is Catching Up’: Edward Luce on Trump, the Election and What Comes After

    ‘Reality Is Catching Up’: Edward Luce on Trump, the Election and What Comes After

    Edward Luce joins WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, to discuss the impact of President Donald Trump’s four years in office, the atmosphere surrounding next week’s election, and what’s at stake for America and the world. Luce is a columnist and the U.S. national editor for the Financial Times.

    • 44 min
    How to Guard Against Election-Related Misinformation

    How to Guard Against Election-Related Misinformation

    This year’s election season in the U.S. has been unusual in many ways, but like other recent polls, it has been accompanied by a torrent of misinformation. Today on the Trend Lines podcast, Shelby Grossman breaks down the latest trends in online misinformation and some of the things voters should watch out for.

    • 25 min

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