Round-up of Day 1 of the Munich Security Conference 2018

Mark Leonard's World in 30 minutes - English - 17 February 2018

ECFR's director Mark Leonard checks in with ECFR's Policy Fellows Ulrike Franke and Ellie Geranmayeh after the first day of the Munich Security Conference 2018. They discuss the hot topics so far - European defence, the end of the liberal order and technology - and give an outlook on the more explosive discussions related to the Middle East that will be discussed on Sunday.

The podcast was recorded on Friday, 16 February 2017.

Bookshelf:
Munich Security Report 2018: To the Brink - and Back
MSC2018 Opening Statements by Ursula von der Leyen and Florence Parly
Jim Walsh: Why North Korea and Iran get accused of nuclear collusion
Franklin Foren: World Without Mind - The Existential Threat of Big Tech

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Germany’s GroKo Treaty: A new start for Europe?

Mark Leonard's World in 30 minutes - English - European Power - 08 February 2018

Mark Leonard speaks with Ulrike Franke and Susi Dennison about what the new German coalition means for foreign policy. The podcast was recorded on 8 January 2018.

Bookshelf:
Coalition Treaty
Autumn and Winter by Ali Smith
Too soon for champagne toasts for GroKo by Ulrike Franke 

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The Undead Past

Mark Leonard's World in 30 minutes - English - European Power - 01 February 2018

Mark Leonard speaks with Justin Vogt, Managing Editor of Foreign Affairs, Professor Mary Fulbrook from UCL, and Dr. Fraziska Exeler, Research Associate and Lecturer at FUB, about how nations deal with the evils of history. Recorded on 31 January 2018.

Bookshelf:

Meines Vaters Land by Wiebke Brun

A model childhood  by Christa Wolf

A small town near Auschwitz by Mary Fulbrook

Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation by Nicholas Guyatt 

Jean Améry - Revolte in der Resignation: Biographie by Irène Heidelberger-Leonard 

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Turkey's Afrin offensive

Mark Leonard's World in 30 minutes - English - MENA - Syria - 25 January 2018

Mark Leonard, Asli Aydintasbas, Kadri Liik and Jeremy Shapiro, discuss Turkey's offensive near the Syria-Turkey boarder, the future of US-Turkey relations and Russia's role in the region. The podcast was recorded on 23 January 2018.

Bookshelf:
Johan by Oli Bagel 
Slow Burn by Slate 
Paris 1919: Six months that changed the world by Margaret MacMillan 
95 theses about technology by John Naughton

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ECFR Discusssion - 24 January 2018 | What next for Europe’s Iran Policy?

English - Events - MENA - 25 January 2018

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Poland’s new kids on the block

Mark Leonard's World in 30 minutes - English - European Power - 22 January 2018

Mark Leonard speaks with Wawrzyniec Smoczyński, editor-in-chief of Polityka INSIGHT, about the reshuffle of the Polish government and its implications. The podcast was recorded on 19 January 2018.

Bookshelf:

Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power by Niall Ferguson

Europe and its discontents: Poland’s collision course with the European Union by Piotr Buras

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ECFR Clips: Trump's impact on the Middle East

Clips - English - MENA - Syria - the Gulf - Israel / Palestine - North Africa - 17 January 2018

Ruth Citrin speaks with Ellie Geranmayeh, Julien Barnes-Dacey and Hugh Lovatt, about the state of play in the MENA region and the considerations for Europeans after one year in office of US president Donald Trump. The Podcast was recorded on 16 January 2018.

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The future of Europe-China relations.

Mark Leonard's World in 30 minutes - English - Asia & China - 15 January 2018

Mark Leonard speaks to François Godement and Abigaël Vasselier from the ECFR Asia & China team to get their reactions to President Macron's recent visit to China. They discuss the relationship between Europe and China more broadly, using the findings from their recent publication "China at the gates: A power audit of EU-China relations".

Bookshelf:

François: Red Swan: How Unorthodox Policy-making Facilitated China's Rise, by Sebastien Heilman

Abigaël: The Lady and the Generals, by Peter Popham

Mark: China at the gates: A power audit of EU-China relations by François Godement and Abigaël Vasselier

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Trends for 2018

Mark Leonard's World in 30 minutes - English - European Power - 08 January 2018

Mark Leonard and Jeremy Shapiro review the year gone by and predict the 10 foreign policy trends that will define 2018.

The podcast was recorded on 5 January 2018.

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Net Neutrality

Mark Leonard's World in 30 minutes - English - European Power - Politics & Cohesion - 19 December 2017

Mark Leonard speaks with Heidi Tworek, Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, about the potential damage to content providers that could follow from the US Federal Communication Commission’s decision to discard net neutrality. The podcast was recorded on 18 December 2017.

Bookshelf:

Everyobody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

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