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Interview with Daniel Seidemann

In this special ECFR discussion, MENA Policy Fellow Hugh Lovatt interviews Daniel Seidemann, the Founder of Terrestrial Jerusalem and an Israeli attorney that specialises in the geopolitics of contemporary Jerusalem. Together they discuss the recent UAE – Israel normalisation deal, the threat to the status on the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif, whether a two-state solution is still achievable and what role European governments can play ahead of the US elections. This conversation was…Listen to podcast

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Iran: Calculating the cost of US sanctions

Over a year into the Trump administration's "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran, the re-imposition of sanctions have not only placed in jeopardy the Iran nuclear deal, but also hit the Iranian economy. The panel consisting of Esfandyar Batmanghelidj(Founder, Bourse & Bazaar), David Ramin Jalilvand(CEO, Orient Matters), Tara Sepheri Far(Iran Researcher, Human Rights Watch and chaired by Ellie Geranmayeh (Deputy Head of the MENA Programme, ECFR) looked at all the costs associated with…Listen to podcast

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Yemen - Seizing the moment of oppurtunity?

Recording of the Lunch Discussion analysing Yemen's role in the current Gulf crisis and how recent regional developments will have an impact on the UN-coordinated peace process. Almost a year after the widely praised UN-sponsored Stockholm Agreement, there have been significant changes in the Yemeni war but peace appears no nearer. Focus has shifted away from the Hodeida front, leading to the UAE’s military disengagement from Yemen, and leaving Saudi Arabia in sole charge of the war at…Listen to podcast

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#3: Nukleare Rüstungskontrollen und europäische Verteidigung

„Sicherheitshalber“ – der Podcast zur sicherheitspolitischen Lage in Deutschland, Europa und der Welt – ist wieder da. In Folge 3 diskutieren Thomas Wiegold, Frank Sauer, Carlo Masala und Ulrike Franke zwei Themen: Erstens, wie ist aktuell die Situation in der bilateralen und multilateralen nuklearen Rüstungskontrolle - und was bedeutet das für die deutsche und europäische Sicherheit? Zweitens, wie steht es um die europäische Verteidigung und was soll die viel beschworene “strategische…Listen to podcast

#2: Bewaffnungsfähige Drohnen, die neue KdB, und Atomwaffen

„Sicherheitshalber“ – der neue Podcast zur sicherheitspolitischen Lage in Deutschland, Europa und der Welt – ist zurück mit Folge 2. Diesmal diskutieren Thomas Wiegold, Frank Sauer, Carlo Masala und Ulrike Franke folgende Themen: Wie steht es mit der Debatte um die Beschaffung bewaffnungsfähiger Drohnen für die Bundeswehr? Was sagt uns die neue “Konzeption der Bundeswehr” (KdB), insbesondere mit Blick auf die deutsche Teilnahme an sog. “Ad-hoc-Koalitionen”? Und zu guter Letzt (Achtung…Listen to podcast

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ECFR Clips: How Europeans can defend the rules-based order

Urban Ahlin, Speaker of the Swedish Riksdag, makes the case for how Europeans can start to stand up for its own interests and the international order that underpins it. Event recording from 28.06.2018 at ECFR Berlin.


The role of France in the Middle East

Is France alone in the desert? ECFR experts Julien Barnes-Dacey and Manuel Lafont Rapnouil discuss how France can lead Europe in the Middle East.

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ECFR Clips: Trump's impact on the Middle East

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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ECFR Clips: Will the Iran Nuclear Deal Survive Trump?

Ellie Geranmayeh, Senior Policy Fellow for ECFR's Middle East and North Africa programme, speaks with: 1. Dr. Richard Nephew, Program Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University, former lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran (2011-2013) 2. Daryl Kimball, Director, Arms Control Association The Podcast was recorded on the sidelines of ECFR’s Strategy Meeting on the Iran Nuclear Deal that took place in Berlin on Wednesday 11 January.


ECFR Clips: Japan and the maritime security in East Asia

Mathieu Duchâtel, Deputy Director of ECFR's Asia and China Programme, discusses the changing maritime security environment in East Asia with Michito Tsuruoka, a Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies. The podcast was recorded on 30 November 2016 at the sidelines of the Japan-Europe Forum for Global Issues.

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ECFR Clips: The prospects of Japan-EU relations

How does Donald Trump's victory and the crises within the European Union affect Japan's view on Europe? Angela Stanzel, Policy Fellow at ECFR's Asia and China Programme, discusses this question with Yuichi Hosoya, Professor of international politics at Keio University, Researcher at the Institute for International Policy Studies, and Senior Fellow at the Toky Foundation. The podcast was recorded on 29 November 2016 at the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation at the sidelines of ECFR's Japan-Europe…Listen to podcast

ECFR Clips: Incoming US administration: Implications for US partners in Asia and Europe

On the sidelines of the Japan-Europe Forum 2016, François Godement, director of ECFR's Asia & China programme and a senior policy fellow discusses with Masafumi Ishii, Japanese Ambassador to Belgium, to NATO & Ambassador in charge of Public Diplomacy in Europe, the implications of the incoming US administration for security alliances and trade. The podcast was recorded on 28 November 2016 at the Friedrich-Ebert-Striftung in Berlin.

ECFR Clips: EU-Russia Relations in the Donald Trump Era

Donald Trump's presidency will be the end of global politics as we know it. Fredrik Wesslau, Director of ECFR's Wider Europe Programme and senior policy fellow, Fyodor Lukyanov, Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Affairs journal and Academic Director of Valdai, and Kadri Liik, senior policy fellow at ECFR weigh in on what Trump's election might mean for US-Russia relations, Europe's relationship with Russia and the end of the Post-Cold War era. The podcast was recorded on 24 November…Listen to podcast

ECFR Clips: China and the emerging world order

ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with Shi Yinhong, director of the Center for American Studies at Renmin University, Cui Zhiyuan, professor at the Center of the China Studies at Tsinghua University, and François Godement, director of ECFR's Asia & China programme and a senior policy fellow, about the push back on the international order, US-elections, and domestic changes in Europe and China. The podcast was recorded on the 30 September 2016 at the sidelines of the European China…Listen to podcast

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ECFR Clips: Understanding China’s transition today

François Godement, director of ECFR’s Asia & China programme, speaks with Hong Sheng, director of the Unirule Institute of Economics and professor at the Economic Research Institute of Shandong University, and Chenchen Chen, Research Fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at the Renmin University of China, about the challenges of China's reform of state-owned enterprises. The podcast was recorded on the 30 September 2016 at the sidelines of the European China Forum that…Listen to podcast

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ECFR Clips: EU-China relations – the current state of play

Brexit, 16+1, peace and security cooperation – At the occasion of ECFR's European China Forum in Berlin, Mathieu Duchâtel, Deputy Director of ECFR’s Asia and China Programme and Senior Policy Fellow, discussed the state of the EU-China relations with Professor Chen Zhimin, director of the Department of International Politics at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs at Fudan University. (The podcast was recorded on 30 September 2016)

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Voices on Ukraine, voices of Ukraine: Sergei Pronkin

ECFR’s head of the Madrid office, Francisco de Borja Lasheras, speaks with Sergei Pronkin about why the Lenin monument in Donetsk Oblast in Ukraine was taken down a year ago.

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Voices on Ukraine, voices of Ukraine: Mash Keli

ECFR's head of the Madrid office, Francisco di Borja Lasheras, speaks with Ukrainian teacher Mash Keli about what the situation is like now in Sloviansk two years after the end of the violence in the region.

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ECFR Clips: The world according to Europe’s insurgent parties

Douglas Carswell, UKIP MP for Clacton, discusses how Europe's foreign policy is being affected by insurgent parties.

ECFR Clips: Scotland’s future in Europe

Leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson MSP, spells out her alternative plan for Scotland in the wake of the Brexit vote.