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The Rachman Review

Gideon Rachman, the Financial Times chief foreign affairs columnist talks to the decision-makers and thinkers who are shaping world affairs. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Recent Episodes of The Rachman Review


Britain’s role in a changing Europe

Britain’s role in a changing Europe

How easy will it be for Keir Starmer, Britain’s new prime minister, to reset relations with the EU, and what impact will political disarray in France have on leadership within the bloc? Gideon discusses these questions with Charles Grant, director of the London-based Centre for European Reform think-tank. Clip: BBC


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France and Britain are changing places

The French left needs to urgently learn the art of compromise

Keir Starmer plans ‘road map’ for UK to hit higher defence spending goal

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Episode 11 July 2024 23m and 1s


Who are the Middle East power brokers?

Who are the Middle East power brokers?

Gideon talks to John Sawers, a former head of MI6, Britain’s secret intelligence agency, about the Israel-Hamas conflict. Is there any prospect of peace in Gaza? And how do the region's most powerful countries see their interests? Clip: BBC


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Benjamin Netanyahu lays out plans for a summer of conflict

‘Smuggled’ food and $64 peppers: Gaza’s grocery stores fight to survive

US expected to lift ban on sale of offensive weapons to Saudi Arabia

The Israel-Hamas war — in maps and charts

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Episode 4 July 2024 27m and 11s


US foreign policy under Trump 2.0

US foreign policy under Trump 2.0

What would US foreign policy look like under a second Trump presidency? Gideon puts this question to former US state department official Jeremy Shapiro, who talks about the three camps hoping to shape the Republican nominee’s thinking on global affairs. Clip: Inquirer.net


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The folly of the pro-Trump plutocrats 

The economic consequences of Mr Trump

Trump donors warm to Marco Rubio as running mate


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Episode 27 June 2024 24m and 38s


Can South Africa’s national unity government succeed?

Can South Africa’s national unity government succeed?

This week South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa took office at the head of the country’s first power-sharing government since the immediate post-apartheid period. Many are hoping this will offer the prospect for economic renewal and bring much needed investment back to the country. Gideon discusses its chance of success with the FT’s Monica Mark and Alec Hogg, editor and publisher of Biznews.com.

Clip: eNCA TV


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Investors cheer as Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as South Africa’s president

Ramaphosa re-elect...

Episode 20 June 2024 23m and 44s


Macron's gamble

Macron's gamble

After a grim showing for his party in the European elections, President Emmanuel Macron stunned observers by calling snap elections in France. With Marine Le Pen’s National Rally riding high in the polls, could French voters elect a far-right government? Gideon discusses the possible ramifications of Macron’s gamble with Célia Belin, head of the Paris office of the European Council on Foreign Relations. Clip: La Province


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Jordan Bardella: the far-right TikTok king gunning for France’s premiership

Emmanuel Macron appeals for rivals...

Episode 13 June 2024 27m and 6s


China’s great power strategy

China’s great power strategy

Gideon talks to Oriana Skylar Mastro, author of Upstart: How China Became A Great Power. They discuss China’s rapid rise, Beijing’s ambitions on the global stage and how the US will respond.

Clip: Bogdan Kokkonen


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China emerges as one of biggest bilateral lenders to Philippines

China hits out at ‘aggressive’ Taiwan for military build-up

US and allies say China is ‘aggressively recruiting’ their fighter pilots

China accuses US of seeking ‘Asia-Pacific Nato’

China’s army tests gun-toti...

Episode 6 June 2024 28m and 43s


How much power can far-right parties win in Europe?

How much power can far-right parties win in Europe?

Gideon talks to Henry Foy, the FT’s bureau chief in Brussels, about next week’s EU parliamentary elections. Far-right parties are set to win more seats, but how will this translate into their ability to influence policy? Clip: Bruegel TV


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Ursula von der Leyen’s bid for second t...

Episode 30 May 2024 20m and 16s


Introducing Untold: Power for Sale

Introducing Untold: Power for Sale

Introducing Power for Sale, a new season of Untold from the Financial Times. In Untold: Power for Sale, host Valentina Pop and a team of FT correspondents from all over Europe investigate what happened in the Qatargate scandal, where EU lawmakers were accused of accepting payments from Qatar to whitewash its image.


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Episode 29 May 2024 2m and 25s


Ukraine war at a tipping point

Ukraine war at a tipping point

Gideon discusses the state of Ukraine’s defences with Jack Watling, senior fellow for land warfare at the Royal United Services Institute. Russia’s advantage in ammunition and forces is beginning to show on the battlefield. What would it take to turn things back in Ukraine’s favour? Clip: BBC


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Russia has advanced 10km towards Kharkiv, says Ukraine

G7 warms to plan for Trump-proofing Ukraine aid

Nato training soldiers in Ukraine does not escalate war, says Estonian PM

Strikes in Russia wi...

Episode 23 May 2024 24m and 47s


Has the US declared economic war on China?

Has the US declared economic war on China?

As the US election looms, President Joe Biden has announced huge new tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles and other green tech goods. Gideon Rachman sits down with Michael Froman, former US trade representative and the president of America's Council on Foreign Relations, to discuss the widening of protectionism in the US and globally, and the dangers this could bring.


Clip: PBS


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Joe Biden and Donald Trump battle to prove who can be toughest on China


America is pulling up t...

Episode 16 May 2024 31m and 1s

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