• Extremism, Discourse and Tech

    In this episode, part 2 in a discussion on extremism, I talk with Sophia Kierstead about shared misconceptions surrounding Right-wing and Islamist extremism and the role that tech plays in stopping their spread.

    28m | Mar 20, 2021
  • The Proud Boys, Extremism and Terrorism

    In this episode, I talk with Sophia Kierstead about right-wing extremism, terrorism and how discourse shapes our policy prescriptions.

    34m | Feb 15, 2021
  • India-China Border Dispute

    In this episode I speak with Mayank Adlakha about the border clashes between India and China, situating them within a broader context of geopolitical relationships. We look at the applicability of the security dilemma to explain their recent tensions and explore the common interests they have as well as some paths forward to de-escalation.

    26m | Jan 17, 2021
  • Ethiopia, Ethnicity, and Abiy Ahmed

    In this episode I speak with East Africa specialist Annie Bauer about the role that ethnicity plays in Ethiopian politics. We examine the ethnic dynamics behind the current conflict and draw parallels in the codification of ethnicity with other countries. We also analyse the positive and negative changes made since Abiy Ahmed came to power in 2018.

    33m | Dec 22, 2020
  • Gangs, Covid-19 and Charles Tilly

    In this episode I speak with Western Hemisphere Analyst Andrea Tuemmler about how a reading of the statebuilding literature can inform a better understanding of gangs in Latin America. We discuss how Charles Tilly's theory of statebuilding relates to gangs and explore how Covid-19 has strengthened or weakened gang control.

    27m | Dec 16, 2020
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