/303/ The Failure of the French Forever War ft. Yvan Guichaoua

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qgxih-131dce7 On Mali and the Sahel.   French president Emmanuel Macron declared the end of Opération Barkhane on 9 November 2022, bringing to an end to nearly 10 years of French military intervention in Mali. But what is the legacy…

/299/ Micropower & Transcendence in Brazil (Bungazão 2022) ft. Miguel Lago

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-crhj2-12fbca7 On reclaiming populism.   With only a couple of days to go until the decisive runoff between Lula and Bolsonaro, we continue our Bungazão 2022 series by talking to to political scientist Miguel Lago about how Lula and Bolsonaro…

/297/ Bungazão 2022 (Clean & Godly) ft. Benjamin Fogel

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-znebw-12f2e1f On corruption & anti-corruption. When Bolsonaro won in 2018, he rode a wave of anti-corruption sentiment. Now he's doled out billions in pork via a secret budget, but this doesn't seem to bother his supporters. What happened? Benjamin Fogel,…

Excerpt: /296/ Last-Gasp Neoliberalism (Trussonomics)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-f8nh9-12edca8 On Trussonomics.   [Patreon Exclusive]   Having stumbled upon a successful recipe under Boris Johnson which would see greater state intervention, Britain's Tories then pivoted to a much more pro-market approach. But the markets haven't liked it – they've…