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The world is anarchical - If you’re powerful enough, then rules don’t matter. But what are the rules? And who follows them? Global affairs is fascinating and complex – States of Anarchy will help you make sense of it. Foreign policy enthusiast, Hamsini Hariharan tackles issues in the the fields of international relations, global affairs and foreign policy to give you the context you need to make sense of the 21 st century.
 
The podcast spreading mateship and chatting geopolitics. Diplomates* is the podcast giving you the definitive answers to the key questions facing Australia and the world. Our guests are the leading foreign policy experts, thinkers and political big wigs from around the world. Each episode is a deep dive into the very latest trends in global affairs. We mine the expertise of our guests and hand it over to you for your listening pleasure. Our 'Chinwags' are hosted by Misha Zelinsky; the Aussie ...
 
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Climate variability can cause the mass movement of people -- but does the mass movement of people fleeing climate shocks undermine political and human security? A diverse panel of experts who explores the relationship between security challenges and climate induced migration -- both across and within borders. This episode was recorded live in front…
 
What’s the difference between these present clashes between Israel and Palestine and the ones that happened in 2014 and 2009? On episode 88 of States of Anarchy, Hamsini answers a question about the latest round of clashes between Israel and Palestine. If you have questions about international relations or foreign policy, send them to us via email …
 
The government of Sri Lanka is using COVID-19 as a pre-text to assert control over ethnic minority populations. This is particularly troubling because the government has a history of atrocity crime. The leaders of the country today are they very same people responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed against ethnic tamils 11 ye…
 
Emily Tamkin is in Bratislava, Slovakia, where she's been speaking to European security experts about their view of the transatlantic relationship in light of the recent G7 and NATO meetings, and US President Biden's first round of in-person summits since taking office including his bilateral with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Emily is joined by I…
 
By all accounts, the situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia is extremely grim and about to get much worse. The United Nations now says that famine has struct parts of the region. The civil war in Ethiopia continues without and end in sight. Meanwhile, fraught national elections are scheduled for June 21. Ethiopian journalist Zecharias Zelalem e…
 
Dr. Dhanasree Jayaram joins host Hamsini Hariharan on episode 87 of States of Anarchy to discuss India’s approaches to climate diplomacy and the international climate order. If you have questions about international relations or foreign policy, send them to us via email at ivmstatesofanarchy@gmail.com, DM us on Twitter @HamsiniH (https://twitter.co…
 
Jeremy Cliffe in Berlin and Emily Tamkin in Washington DC debrief on the G7 summit, which concluded today in Cornwall, UK. They ask: what did the first in-person multilateral since before the pandemic reveal about the state of western geopolitics? Read all of the New Statesman's G7 coverage and analysis at www.newstatesman.com/g7 See acast.com/priv…
 
Ban Ki-moon served as the eighth Secretary General of the United Nations from 2007 to 2016. He is out with a new memoir titled Resolved: Uniting Nations in a Divided World. We cover quite a bit of ground in this interview, including his perspective on what the covid crisis revealed about the strengths and weaknesses of the United Nations, what can …
 
Jeremy Cliffe is joined by Michael Miebach, Chair and Co-Founder of Das Progressive Zentrum, and Constanze Stelzenmüller of the Brookings Institution to discuss the future of German politics after Angela Merkel steps down. This episode was recorded live at the Progressive Governance Summit. The New Statesman was proud to be a media partner and host…
 
President Biden has nominated Sarah Margon as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. This is the top American global human rights watchdog and the most important human rights position in the US foreign policy bureaucracy. In 2015, Sarah Margon came on the podcast for a long conversation about her life and career in huma…
 
Iran is a key player in the Middle East and occupies an outsized amount of U.S. attention when it comes to foreign affairs. From proxy wars in Yemen, Syria, and other places, to the ongoing nuclear negotiations, understanding Iran is key to understanding U.S. policy in the region. With an upcoming election in just a few days, it is important to exa…
 
Is there any Chinese backing to the Myanmar army in their takeover? What impact will it have on India? In episode 86 of States of Anarchy, Hamsini answers a listener's question on the coup in Myanmar. If you have questions about international relations or foreign policy, send them to us via email at ivmstatesofanarchy@gmail.com or DM us on Twitter …
 
Digital repression is on the rise. Governments around the world have used tools like mass surveillance, internet blocking and disinformation to stay in power. This includes both autocratic governments and weak or illiberal democracies. New research from my guest today Steve Feldstein offers some novel insights into the kinds of digital tools govern…
 
Ahead of the G7 summit starting on June 11, Jeremy Cliffe in Berlin and Emily Tamkin in Washington DC are joined by Rachel Rizzo, Director of Programmes at the Truman Center, to discuss what Joe Biden will be bringing to the table at his first multilateral talks since taking office. They also look ahead to the US President's first bilateral meeting…
 
Luke de Pulford is a global human rights campaigner, particularly in the areas of modern slavery and human rights abuses in China He is a co-founder of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China and the creator of ‘Arise’ an anti-slavery charity. Luke sits as a Commissioner on the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission and advises the World Uygh…
 
Vijay Gokhale joins host Hamsini Hariharan on episode 85 of States of Anarchy to discuss his ringside view of the Tiananmen Square Protests in 1989. If you have questions about international relations or foreign policy, send them to us via email ivmstatesofanarchy@gmail.com, DM us on Twitter @HamsiniH (https://twitter.com/omeriHamsini) or on Instag…
 
Hana Meihan Davis comes from a long line of democracy activists in Hong Kong. Today, they are all either in exile, facing arrest, or somewhere in between. Hana Meihan Davis is the author of the new book For The Love of Hong Kong: A Memoir From My City Under Siege, which tells the story of Hana's family and friends who have been on the frontlines of…
 
On 11th June, Britain hosts the G7 summit. In this episode Jeremy Cliffe and Emily Tamkin are joined by the New Statesman's special correspondent Harry Lambert to discuss the role a post-Brexit UK plays in global affairs. Then, in You Ask Us, they take your questions on what's at stake for Britain at the G7. If you'd like to submit a question for Y…
 
On Sunday May 23rd a Belarusian fighter jet intercepted a civilian Ryan Air flight and forced it land in Minsk, Belarus. Authorities promptly arrested a dissident journalist onboard and his girlfriend. Often described as "Europe's Last Dictator," this incident was an audacious example of the lengths that the regime of Belarus President Alexander Lu…
 
Why should we not refer to covid-19 as the China virus or the Indian variant? Hamsini Hariharan breaks down the conventions behind disease naming in episode 84 of States of Anarchy. If you have questions about international relations or foreign policy, send them to us via email ivmstatesofanarchy@gmail.com or DM us on Twitter @HamsiniH (https://twi…
 
As the world turns towards greener economies there will be a surge in demand for natural resources that enable a less carbon intensive future. This includes the mineral cobalt, which is key component of batteries. Most of the world's supply of Cobalt is in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This raises the prospect that increasing demand for Cob…
 
David Miliband, President of the International Rescue Committee and former UK Foreign Secretary, joins Emily Tamkin and Ido Vock to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the global hunger crisis. They also discuss the role of multilateral talks in the handling of future global crisis, the global Covid-19 vaccination programme and the latest development…
 
Mark Weiss reports from Jerusalem where there is a possibility of a ceasefire between Hamas militants in Gaza and Israel. What needs to happen to make a ceasefire work, and how do Israelis feel about the conflict that has claimed many more Palestinian than Israeli lives and been met with widespread condemnation as disproportionate?…
 
Elected in 2019 as a 37 year old third party candidate, the president of El Salvador Nayib Bukele is a political phenom. He has a hipster's disposition, but an authoritarian's proclivities. a On the line to explain the rise of Nayib Bukele and the demise of democratic checks and balances in El Salvador is Frida Ghitis, She is a world affairs analys…
 
Mayuri Mukherjee joins host Hamsini Hariharan to discuss the view from Jerusalem on the recent outbreak of the Israel-Palestine conflict. If you have questions about international relations or foreign policy, send them to us via email ivmstatesofanarchy@gmail.com, DM us on Twitter @HamsiniH (https://twitter.com/omeriHamsini) or on Instagram @states…
 
Jeremy Cliffe and Emily Tamkin are joined by political scientist Tarik Abou-Chadi to explore the plight of social democratic parties in Europe. In You Ask Us, they take listener questions on overlooked social democratic successes in Europe. Read more: Jeremy Cliffe: the British Left's electoral woes are part of a Europe-wide trend. Tony Blair: with…
 
Conflict in Israel and Palestine is escalating in ways we have seen before: an Israeli military assault on Gaza as rockets fly from Gaza to Israel. But what distinguishes this latest iteration of the Arab-Israeli conflict is that violence is spreading within Israel. Over the last several days there have been multiple incidents of mob attacks betwee…
 
Jeremy Cliffe and Emily Tamkin are joined by Dimi Reider and Ido Vock to discuss the escalating violence in Israel and Gaza. Read more: Dimi Reider on why Netanyahu and Hamas both risk losing control of the conflict Emily Tamkin on the international reaction to the crisis Ido Vock on the backdrop to the violence Anshel Pfeffer on how the Palestinia…
 
The last time World Food Program Chief Economist Arif Husain came on the show to discuss global trends in food security was 15 months ago. Needless to say, since January 2020 and the onset of the pandemic food insecurity and hunger around the world have gotten much worse. We kick off this conversation discussing a new report on global hunger and fo…
 
Is the UN a dummy body? How do geopolitical relationships shape by COVID responses? On episode 82 host Hamsini Hariharan answers questions about how geopolitics shapes covid responses and the world order. If you have questions about international relations or foreign policy, send them to us via email ivmstatesofanarchy@gmail.com or DM us on Twitter…
 
It was a combination of imperial ambition and white supremacy that inspired the advent of the field of global health in the 19th century and that colonialist legacy can still be seen in the practice of global health today. Guest: Dr. Ashti Doobay-Persaud is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at Northwestern University where sh…
 
On 6th May, Mamata Banerjee was sworn as Chief Minister of West Bengal for a third term after leading her party to a landslide victory in the State elections against India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In this episode of World Review from the New Statesman, Jeremy Cliffe and Emily Tamkin are joined by Dr. Mukulika Banerjee of the London Sc…
 
Joe Biden has spent his first 100 days as US president powering through an ambitious agenda and tackling issues on the economy, coronavirus and climate policy. What are the key actions he has taken thus far and where has he fallen short? Washington correspondent Suzanne Lynch joins Chris Dooley to take a look back at the start of his presidency.…
 
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