Crimea at five

Mark Leonard's World in 30 minutes - English - Wider Europe - Russia - EaP - Ukraine - 13 March 2019

Jeremy Shapiro is standing in for the regular host Mark Leonard and discusses the current situation in Crimea and relations between Russia and Ukraine with ECFR experts Kadri Liik and Nicu Popsecu. The podcast was recorded on 13 March 2019.

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We need to talk about Putin by Mark Galeotti 

History of the Russian Revolution by Leon Trotsky 

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin 

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Protests in Algeria: A fifth term for Bouteflika?

Mark Leonard's World in 30 minutes - English - MENA - North Africa - 06 March 2019

Mark Leonard speaks with Andrew Lebovich, Anthony Dworkin and Chloe Teevan, about what the demonstrators want, and EU-Algeria relations.


La Martingale Algérienne, Réflexions sur une crise by Abderrahmane Hadj-Nacer 

A History of Algeria by James McDougall 

Algiers, Third World Capital: Freedom Fighters, Revolutionaries, Black Panthers by Elaine Mokhtefi 

The Battlefield: Algeria 1988-2002, Studies in a Broken Polity by Hugh Roberts 

Protests and the ailing president: Algeria's political crisis by Andrew Lebovich 

Renewing Europe by Emmanuel Macron 

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Défense européenne : le couple franco-allemand au pied du mur

Français - European Power - NESI - 05 March 2019

Podcast de notre discussion du 5 mars « Défense européenne : le couple franco-allemand au pied du mur » en présence d'Ulrike Esther Franke, chercheuse au programme Europe Puissance de l’ECFR, Olivier de France, directeur de recherche à l’IRIS et modéré par Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, directeur du bureau de Paris de l’ECFR.

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Why did Iran's foreign minister resign?

Mark Leonard's World in 30 minutes - English - MENA - the Gulf - 28 February 2019

Mark Leonard speaks with Ellie Geranmayeh and Dr Kayhan Barzegar about Mohammad Javad Zarif’s resignation and the current political situation in Iran. The podcast was recorded on 27 February 2019.


Becoming by Michelle Obama

Reading Lolita from Tehran by Azar Nafisi 

Let the swords encircle me by Scott Peterson 



The Insult

No Man’s Land 

About Elly 

A Separation

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Highlights of the Munich Security Conference 2019

Mark Leonard's World in 30 minutes - European Power - NESI - 18 February 2019

Direct from the Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Mark Leonard, Ulrike Franke and Jonathan Hackenbroich share their post-conference insights. They discuss speeches by German chancellor Angela Merkel, US vice-president Mike Pence, and Britain’s defence secretary Gavin Williamson, and talk about their favourite side-events. 


Munich Security Report 2019 "The Great Puzzle: Who Will Pick Up the Pieces?"

La ruée vers l'Europe : La jeune Afrique en route pour le Vieux Continent by Stephen Smith

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

The Light that Failed: How the West Won the Cold War But Lost the Peace by Ivan Krastev & Stephen Holmes (forthcoming September 2019)

The podcast was recorded on 17 February 2017.

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Europe-Maghreb : quelle coopération en matière de migration ?

Français - MENA - 14 February 2019

Podcast de notre discussion du 14 février « Europe-Maghreb : quelle coopération en matière de migration ? » en présence de Tasnim Abderrahim, chercheuse invitée au programme MENA de l’ECFR, Shoshana Fine, coordinatrice du programme Europe Puissance de l'ECFR, Olivier Kaba, responsable d’équipe projets Migrations de l'AFD et Chloe Teevan, coordinatrice du programme MENA de l’ECFR.

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EU Elections: Could anti-Europe parties wreck the EU from within?

Mark Leonard's World in 30 minutes - English - European Power - Unlock - 12 February 2019

Mark Leonard speaks with Susi Dennison, director of ECFR’s European Power programme, and Pawel Zerka, programme coordinator for European Power, about the upcoming European Parliament elections, the possibility of a surge in Eurosceptic parties, and how to reach the silent pro-European majority.

New ECFR report: "The 2019 European Elections: How anti-Europeans plan to wreck Europe and what can be done to stop"


The Happiness Industry by William Davies

Nervous States by William Davies

Bourgeois Equality by Deirdre N. McCloskey

 The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff 

The podcast was recorded on 11 February 2019.

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#9 Deutsche Sicherheitspolitische Debatte und EU-Bürger in der Bundeswehr

Deutsch - European Power - NESI - Sicherheitshalber - 10 February 2019

„Sicherheitshalber“ ist der Podcast zur sicherheitspolitischen Lage in Deutschland, Europa und der Welt. In Folge 9 reden Ulrike Franke, Frank Sauer, Carlo Masala und ich zunächst über die sicherheitspolitische Debatte in Deutschland: Immer wieder wird sie angemahnt, aber gibt es sie überhaupt? Und wer sind eigentlich die Akteure in dieser Debatte? Im zweiten Teil schauen wir auf die immer wieder aufflackernde Diskussion über die Frage: (EU)Ausländer in die Bundeswehr?

Die kompletten Shownotes können Sie bei Soundcloud nachlesen.

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Conversación entre Felipe González y José Ignacio Torreblanca sobre la crisis en Venezuela.

Español - 07 February 2019

El 4 de febrero José Ignacio Torreblanca conversó con Felipe González sobre la crisis en Venezuela. 

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The crisis in Venezuela: What does Europe’s move mean?

Mark Leonard's World in 30 minutes - English - European Power - EU instruments - 06 February 2019

Anthony Dworkin steps in for Mark Leonard and speaks with Jose Ignacio Torreblanca, Federica Paddeu, and Sergey Sukhankin, about what risks the recognition of Juan Guaido as interim president of Venezuela by several European countries will bring. The podcast was recorded on 5 February 2019.


Russian mercenaries on the march: next stop Venezuela? by Sergey Sukhankin

Dismantling Democracy in Venezuela: The Chávez Authoritarian Experiment by Allan R. Brewer-Carías 

The Mutiny - the name of the third world by Evgeny Messner

Caracas Chronicles 

AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley and the New World Order by Kai-Fu Lee

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