Munk Members-Only Pod: Episode 11


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This is a sample of the Munk Members-Only Podcast. The program provides listeners with a focused, half-hour masterclass on the big issues, events and trends driving news and current events. The show features Janice Gross Stein, the founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and bestselling author, in conversation with Rudyard Griffiths, Chair and moderator of the Munk Debates.

This week’s Munk Members Podcast focuses on three big issues in the news: ambassadors are being recalled, personal insults traded, and sanctions levied – why are Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin having a very public dispute over who is the bigger “killer” and what does it mean for the future of US-Russia relations?; China has announced Canada’s “Two Michaels” will soon go on trail – with a conviction rate of 99% in mainland courts, what are their chances of ever winning their freedom and can the Canadian government do anything meaningful to secure their release?; and the Astra Zeneca “jab” is once again a flash point between the EU and Britain over who get access to millions of doses first – is it really safe for older people? How is the public meant to interpret the slew health authorities issuing conflicting guidelines on this high profile vaccine? We discuss it all.

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