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Discussing the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and the unfolding crisis have dominated the global headlines in recent days. While the eventual fall of the civilian government in Kabul had been foreseen, the speed of the Taliban’s advance and the capitulation of the Afghan National Army shocked the international community. As …

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Discussing the IPCC’s 2021 Climate Change Report

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2021 report has garnered significant attention since this week’s publication, heralding a grim warning of a ‘code red for humanity’. What do the findings of the report mean in practice for firms operating across Europe and Eurasia, and which regions will …

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Hungary and Poland: In the wake of the Pegasus scandal, tensions with the EU rise over rule-of-law and media freedoms

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean Join your host Liana Semchuk, Lead Europe & Eurasia Analyst, along with Louis Cox-Brusseau and Zsofia Wolford our Europe Analysts to discuss the ongoing tensions between Hungary, Poland and the European Commission. Tensions increased recently as the Commission initiated legal proceedings against Hungary over a controversial anti-LGBTQI+ law. This …

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Mounting Political Crisis Threatens Tunisia’s Democracy

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean Join this week’s host, Alex Parsons, Lead Analyst of the Americas, along with Eloise Scott, Lead Analyst for Middle East and Africa and Rhiannon Phillips, Associate Analyst for Middle East and North Africa to discuss Tunisia’s deepening political deadlock has recently come to a head, with President Kais Saied …

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Socio-economic unrest threatens to disrupt South Africa’s recovery

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean On 9 July violent protests broke out across Kwa-Zulu Natal, quickly spreading to Gauteng, resulting in widespread looting and arson, with clashes resulting in hundred’s of deaths. Following the deployment of 25,000 soldiers, calm was eventually restored, but not before an estimated ZAR 50 billion in damages was caused, …

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Impact on US-China Relationship in conjunction with Covid-19 Origin Investigations

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean US President Joe Biden is expecting a 45-day update on a US investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic. The investigation, led by the US intelligence services, is drawing widespread media attention, with scientists, political scientists and health experts weighing in on the polarising hypothesis of whether the …

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Concerns Surrounding the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean With less than 15 days to go to the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Japanese capital may soon be placed under a fourth state of emergency amid a fresh surge of Covid-19 infections. The ever-changing pandemic situation has characterised the uncertainty that has shrouded this flagship …

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Security Tensions in Colombia

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean In recent weeks, a car-bomb attack against an army base hosting US military personnel and an apparent attempt to assassinate President Iván Duque Márquez have raised concerns over the security environment in Colombia. Meanwhile, the country has also witnessed a surge in violent protests in Bogotá and several other …

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Regional Elections in France

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean The first round of regional elections in France has yielded startling results, with both the far-right under Marine Le Pen and the ruling party of President Emmanuel Macron seeing significant setbacks nationwide as traditional left- and right-wing parties surge forward. In our latest podcast, Liana Semchuk, Lead Europe-Eurasia Analyst, …

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Presidential Elections in Iran

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean In our latest podcast, Alex Parsons, Lead Analyst for the Americas is joined by Eloise Scott, Lead Analyst for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey and James Hannan, Associate Analyst for Americas, to discuss the presidential elections in Iran. Iranian elections held on 18 June are almost certain …

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