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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 two stories in the news. First, what should we be making of the last week of frenetic negotiations over the fate and future of Ukraine and Russia’s security demands in Eastern Europe? Was meaningful progress made in defusing the risk of an invasion? Or, are we closer to an outbreak of hostilities that we realize? Second, the convoy of truckers descending on Ottawa is making international news. Is this a sign that populism is alive and well in Canada after all? And why are our political leaders of all stripes ramping up the rhetoric on the convoy, vaccine mandates and risk of violence at a moment when calmer heads and hearts are clearly needed?
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