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World Review is the global affairs podcast from the New Statesman, hosted by Jeremy Cliffe in Berlin and Emily Tamkin in Washington D.C.
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World Review is the global affairs podcast from the New Statesman, hosted by Jeremy Cliffe in Berlin and Emily Tamkin in Washington D.C.
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    What does India really think of Russia? With Raji Rajagopalan

    What does India really think of Russia? With Raji Rajagopalan

    As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine leaves it short of allies, the country’s relationship with India has come into sharp focus. Emily Tamkin speaks to Raji Rajagopalan, the director of the Centre for Security, Strategy and Technology (CSST) at the Observer Research Foundation, about India's balancing act between Russia and the West.
    They discuss India’s foreign relations priorities; its relationship with China, and where Russia fits into that triumvirate; and how much support it might be willing to offer Russia as the conflict goes on.
    Further reading:
    The war in Ukraine has tipped the balance of power in Russia’s relationship with India.


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    • 25 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Earth for All: A Survival Guide for Humanity – in Partnership with Club of Rome

    BONUS EPISODE: Earth for All: A Survival Guide for Humanity – in Partnership with Club of Rome

    In this special bonus episode of World Review, we look at the results of a two year initiative on how we can achieve wellbeing for all within planetary boundaries. 
     
    50 years after the ground breaking The Limits to Growth report, a new book Earth For All details five turnarounds that are the minimum requirements for our societies to build economies that support wellbeing for all, whilst protecting the planet.  The project brings together scientists and economists to show that it is possible to upgrade our economics and transform our societies with immediate, focused large-scale investment. 
     
    Philippa Nuttall is joined by some of the books authors: Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President of the Club of Rome, Jayati Ghosh, an internationally recognized development economist and professor at the University of Massachusetts and Jorgen Randers, professor emeritus of climate strategy at the BI Norwegian Business School.
     
    To find out more and to order a copy of Earth for All visit www.earth4all.life/book
     
    This special edition of World Review is produced with support from the Club of Rome and Earth4All.


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    • 33 min
    “This is not a bluff”: would Vladimir Putin risk nuclear war?

    “This is not a bluff”: would Vladimir Putin risk nuclear war?

    On Wednesday (21 September), President Vladimir Putin announced illegal referenda to claim parts of Ukraine as Russia. In the biggest escalation of the war since the invasion began, he ordered a partial mobilisation of Russian army reserves and made a thinly veiled threat to use nuclear weapons.
     
    Emily Tamkin and Katie Stallard in Washington, DC, are joined by the New Statesman’s Britain editor and podcast host Anoosh Chakelian to discuss the risk of nuclear war, sold-out flights as military-eligible men attempt to leave Russia, and whether Putin is in fact running out of options.
     
    Next, the team turn to the UK and the foreign policy agenda of the new British prime minister, Liz Truss. They discuss if the UK’s staunch support for Ukrainians will continue, tensions with US President Joe Biden over the Northern Ireland Protocol and Truss’s hawkish approach to China.
     
    Then in You Ask Us, a listener asks what to make of Biden’s comments that the US would defend Taiwan.
    If you have a You Ask Us question for the international team, email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk
    Podcast listeners can subscribe to the New Statesman for just £1 a week for 12 weeks using our special offer. Just visit newstatesman.com/podcastoffer.
     
    Further reading:
     
    Katie on the dangerous logic behind Vladimir Putin’s speech.
     
    Emily asks will US/UK relations be damaged by Liz Truss.
     
    Lawrence Freedman on why using nuclear weapons won’t solve any of Putin’s problems.
     
    Katie asks where does Putin go from here?
     
    Freddie Hayward on Liz Truss’s frosty reception at the UN.
     

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    • 35 min
    Italian election: the rise of Giorgia Meloni

    Italian election: the rise of Giorgia Meloni

    Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party, with its "post-fascist" history, is leading the polls ahead of parliamentary elections on 25 September. If the party wins, she will become the country's first ever female prime minister.
     
    Emily Tamkin, the New Statesman’s senior editor, US, speaks to author Tim Parks on how much the vote is about Italy's ideological direction, the country's revamped election system, and whether the centre-left alliance will prevent a right-wing landslide.
    Podcast listeners can subscribe to the New Statesman for just £1 a week for 12 weeks using our special offer. Just visit newstatesman.com/podcastoffer.
     
    Further reading:
     
    Jeremy Cliffe asks whether Giorgia Meloni be the next prime minister of Italy


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    • 23 min
    Could Ukraine win the war with Russia?

    Could Ukraine win the war with Russia?

    Ukrainian forces have been making rapid and remarkable advances in the north-east of the country, regaining control of two key strategic hubs and a large swathe of territory in the Kharkiv region.
    Emily Tamkin in Washington DC, Ido Vock in Berlin and Katie Stallard in Austin discuss how this success could impact Western support and how far Ukraine could go.
    Next, the team turns to murmurings of dissent in Russia following Ukraine’s gains. They discuss what criticism broadcast on Russian state TV signals about Vladimir Putin’s position, his relationship with Xi Jinping, and what his options are now.
    Then in You Ask Us, a listener asks why the Sweden Democrats did so well in Sweden’s election.
    If you have a You Ask Us question for the international team, email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk.
    Podcast listeners can subscribe to the New Statesman for just £1 a week for 12 weeks using our special offer. Just visit newstatesman.com/podcastoffer.
    Further reading:
    Ido Vock reports on Ursula von der Leyen doubling down on EU support for Ukraine.
    Lawrence Freedman writes that, suddenly, Ukraine is winning.
    Katie Stallard on why China won’t ditch Vladimir Putin.
    Jeremy Cliffe says Sweden’s general election could result in a far-right backed government.



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    • 32 min
    Vladimir Putin’s failures and the art of command – with Lawrence Freedman

    Vladimir Putin’s failures and the art of command – with Lawrence Freedman

    Katie Stallard speaks to Lawrence Freedman, emeritus professor of war studies at King's College London and a regular contributor to the New Statesman, as well as the author of numerous books, including his latest, Command: The Politics of Military Operations from Korea to Ukraine.
     
    They discuss Vladimir Putin's failure to anticipate the scale of Ukraine's resistance and the current outlook for the conflict. Plus, the lessons that can be drawn from other military campaigns, from the Korean War to the combat in Iraq and Kosovo. Plus, what would happen if a nuclear stand-off such as the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis took place in 2022?
     
    Further reading:
    Putin's economic war on Europe is an act of desperation.
    The war in Ukraine is reaching a critical moment.
    Putin has failed to learn the lessons of Stalin.


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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

MFouracre ,

Excellent!

The show has become my favorite – the hosts are informative (and very fun to listen to). The interviews are great, and the weekly discussions on major events are interesting and insightful. And the “You Ask Us” segment is great! The “Elects” series on Germany and France have been particularly impressive.

DaveyWavey-9666 ,

The world does not equal the USA

This show used to be interesting, but following an editorial change the show now seems to largely focus on the USA. The rest of the world looks on while anything that happens in the US gets discussed in forensic detail no matter how little it affects the rest of the world.

Misophoniac13 ,

Eating while recording?

There are clear sounds of the hosts or one of them eating and drinking while a guest is speaking. It is annoying for listeners to say the least. If you are doing a podcast might as well do it with respect to the listeners.

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