Anders Fogh Rasmussen on a Grim Anniversary for Ukraine
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1d ago
Feb. 24 marks two years since Russia invaded neighboring Ukraine. The conflict has changed the face of Europe and set off a protracted war that has had ramifications reaching far beyond its borders.  Could Russian President Vladimir Putin’s strategy of waiting out the West prove successful, or can Western leaders rally to continue supporting a drawn-out war? What would a future peace deal look like?  NATO’s former secretary-general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, argues that Western leaders need to continue to supply Ukraine with weapons—and quickly, before the war results in further instabi ..read more
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Gita Gopinath on the Global Economy
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1w ago
Economics is sometimes called the “dismal science.” But the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has a surprisingly positive outlook for the U.S. economy—even if public sentiment hasn’t yet caught up. Host Ravi Agrawal discusses the state of the global economy with Gita Gopinath, the IMF’s first deputy managing director. The two begin with Gopinath’s latest essay in Foreign Policy about trade fragmentation and fears of a new Cold War.  Suggested reading: Gita Gopinath: How Policymakers Should Handle a Fragmenting World Adam Posen: America’s Zero-Sum Economics Doesn’t Add Up Adam Tooze: The I ..read more
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‘We Do Not Have an Iran Plan’
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2w ago
James Stavridis, a former NATO supreme allied commander and retired four-star admiral, sits down with Ravi Agrawal to share his insight on how Washington is navigating conflicts across two continents. Suggested reading: Thomas L. Friedman: A Biden Doctrine for the Middle East Is Forming. And It’s Big. Keith Johnson: The Houthis’ Next Target May Be Underwater Stephen J. Hadley and Richard Fontaine: Americans Need Domestic Unity for Effective Foreign Policy FP Live: ‘We Do Not Have an Iran Plan’ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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What Is Tehran Thinking?
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by Foreign Policy
3w ago
A drone strike by an Iran-backed militant group, which resulted in the deaths of three U.S. service members, threatens to push the Middle East into a wider regional conflict. Iran has distanced itself from the attack, while President Biden has said that the U.S. will respond. Middle East experts Vali Nasr and Sanam Vakil join Ravi Agrawal to discuss what Tehran might be thinking at this moment. Nasr is a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Vakil is the director of Chatham House’s Middle East and North Africa program. Suggested reading: Jack Detsch: 3 Opt ..read more
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A ‘Red Line’ for Biden?
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3w ago
Geopolitical analyst Ian Bremmer joins Ravi Agrawal to forecast the world ahead in 2024. From expanding conflict in the Middle East and a potentially partitioned Ukraine to a more optimistic take on the rise of artificial intelligence, listen in to hear his predictions. Suggested reading: Jack Detsch: 3 Options for How Biden Could Respond to Iran Jared Cohen and Ian Bremmer: The Global Credibility Gap Adam Weinstein and Steven Simon: U.S. Troops Are Dangerously Vulnerable in the Middle East Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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How America is Viewing Taiwan’s Election
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Taiwan’s recent election resulted in the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party retaining power, prompting China-watchers to wonder how Beijing might respond. Raja Krishnamoorthi, the ranking Democrat on the U.S. House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, shares his insights with host Ravi Agrawal. Suggested reading: Hal Brands and Michael Beckley: China Is a Declining Power–and That’s the Problem James Palmer: Taiwan’s New President Won’t Placate China Howard W. French: The Reason China Can’t Stop Its Decline The Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party: Reset, Preve ..read more
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FP at Davos: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis
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Host Ravi Agrawal sits down with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for a special one-on-one conversation at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  Suggested reading: The Economist’s Country of the Year for 2023 Elisabeth Braw: In the Red Sea, the Royal Navy Is Back Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Israel-Hamas War: 100 Days Later
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Jan. 15 marks 100 days since the Palestinian militant group Hamas attacked Israel, killing some 1,200 people. Israel then retaliated by launching a ground invasion of Gaza. More than 23,000 Palestinians have been killed, and numerous others face a dire humanitarian crisis.  After months of conflict and mounting international pressure, Israel announced on Jan. 1 that it would begin to pull some troops back from Gaza. But the war’s reverberations continue to threaten the stability of the larger region as tensions between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon rise and the United States responds to ..read more
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10 Conflicts to Watch in 2024
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With wars in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, the world begins the new year on high alert. Comfort Ero, the president of the International Crisis Group, joins Ravi Agrawal to share her analysis of the state of the world, building on her annual essay in Foreign Policy.  Suggested reading: Comfort Ero and Richard Atwood: 10 Conflicts to Watch in 2024 FP Contributors: 8 Simmering Threats You Shouldn’t Ignore in 2024 FP Contributors: 5 Issues to Watch in 2024 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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The World in 2024
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We already know that 2024 will be the year that more people vote than in any other time in history. That’s an easy prediction to make. But what other global trends will impact the world this year? FP columnist and Harvard University professor Stephen M. Walt sits down with Ravi Agrawal to look ahead at the next 12 months. Suggested reading: Allison Meakem: Elections to Watch in 2024 Comfort Ero and Richard Atwood: 10 Conflicts to Watch in 2024 FP Contributors: 5 Issues to Watch in 2024 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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