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A nation must think before it acts.
A podcast from the Foreign Policy Research Institute examining America’s role on the world stage. Every two weeks we’ll talk to experts about policy relevant news from around the world and why it matters for U.S. foreign policy.
Please note this podcast was known as the Middle East Brief prior to 2021.
How important is the war in Ukraine for the United States? What should Washington do about it? Stephen Wertheim drops by to share some options for your consideration. Learn more about Stephen’s book Tomorrow, the World Explore more from...Read more »
What motivates people who, when Russia invaded, decided to run towards the fire and assist Ukrainians? British Expeditionary Aid and Rescue, an aid organization, joins to share its experience. Learn more about the British Expeditionary Aid and Rescue (BEAR)...Read more »
On the anniversary of Russia’s invasion, Maria Romanenko shares her experience fleeing Ukraine and reflects on what the war means, both personally and broadly. Click here for information about Maria’s fundraiser. Explore more from the Bear Market Brief Podcast...Read more »
What do the statistics and other indicators coming out of Russia these days actually mean, and which ones should we actually be paying attention to? Explore more from the Bear Market Brief Podcast here Subscribe to the Bear Market...Read more »
Faced with a possible defeat in Ukraine, will Russia survive until 2084? FPRI Senior Fellow Philip Wasielewski and Maia Otarashvili, the Deputy Director of FPRI’s Eurasia program discuss the future of Russia, from internal ethnic and leadership struggles...Read more »
How is Russia’s economy doing as we start 2023? And how is mobilization going – if it is even possible? Explore more from the Bear Market Brief Podcast here Subscribe to the Bear Market Brief newsletter ...Read more »
What has the war actually been like on the ground? How have communities, and the Ukrainian government reacted? Kirill, a Kyiv resident and open source conflict researcher, joins to share his experience. Support Vostok SOS Explore more from the...Read more »
As we drop by Paris, what is President Macron’s angle, diplomatically or otherwise, in the Ukraine War? And how do populists on both the right and left play in? This conversation was recorded live on Twitter Spaces on November...Read more »
What do Russians actually think about the war in Ukraine? How are sanctions being felt locally? And what can we learn – or not – from polls conducted in Russia’s current political climate. Explore more from the Bear Market...Read more »
What spurred Italy’s right wing populist wave? And what does it mean for EU policy? Federico Santi joins Aaron Schwartzbaum to discuss. This conversation was recorded live on Twitter Spaces on October 20, 2022. The Continent explores how the war...Read more »