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The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is pleased to introduce a special Chain Reaction podcast series: The Continent.
The Continent explores how the war in Ukraine is changing Europe’s politics and security. Host Aaron Schwartzbaum will “visit” a country on each episode, learning about key dynamics and trends from local experts. To be the first to know about new episodes, please subscribe to our mailing list and follow us on Twitter @FPRI.
Aaron Schwartzbaum is a Fellow in the FPRI Eurasia Program, and is founder of the FPRI’s BMB Russia. He now works with the BMB team as an advisor and columnist. Aaron received an MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), with concentrations in International Political Economy and International Economics. Prior to starting at SAIS, he worked at Eurasia Group as a researcher for the Eurasia and Global Macro practices. Aaron holds a BA in International Relations and Russian from Haverford College, and has completed the Overseas Language Flagship program in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
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 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 »
How did Hungary stray from the liberal democratic path? What does that mean in practice? And what explains its contrarian position on Russia within the EU? Andras Toth-Czifra and Marta Pardavi join Aaron to discuss all things Hungary. This...Read more »
We’ve looked how the war in Ukraine has impacted politics in several countries, but what about the EU as a whole? Charles Lichfield joins to discuss. This conversation was recorded live on Twitter Spaces on September 14, 2022. The...Read more »
What exactly motivates Turkey’s mercurial leader? Sibel Oktay joins to discuss what’s on Erdogan’s mind these days and his angle on Ukraine, NATO, and more. You can check out Sibel’s forthcoming book Governing Abroad here. This conversation was recorded...Read more »
Join us as we cover all three Baltic States in (about) one hour. Guests Dr. Indra Ekmanis and Martynas Smitas share their views and some nuances on the current political and security juncture, as well as where the local...Read more »
Finland has a long border and similarly long history with Russia. How does the war in Ukraine change its defense and security picture? This week Aaron Schwartzbaum and Minna Ålander discuss Finland’s security calculus. This conversation was recorded live...Read more »
Why and how did Sweden abandon centuries of neutrality, and where does it fit in the European security picture? This week Aaron Schwartzbaum speaks with Oscar Jonsson about Sweden’s NATO ambitions and the country’s current political crisis. This conversation...Read more »
How has the war in Ukraine changed Poland’s politics, security, and even society? And what about Warsaw’s relationship with Brussels? This week Aaron Schwartzbaum speaks with Anna Wojcik and Wojciech Przybylski about Poland’s past, present, and future in light...Read more »
The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is pleased to introduce a special Chain Reaction podcast series: The Continent. The Continent explores how the war in Ukraine is changing Europe’s politics and security. Host Aaron Schwartzbaum will “visit” a country on each episode, learning about...Read more »