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Podcast

May 29, 2024

What makes Colombian mercenaries so interesting?

By Alia Brahimi

Coming up this Thursday, in Season 2, Episode 2 of the Guns for Hire podcast, host Alia Brahimi is joined by Dr. Andrés Macías, a Bogota-based expert on Colombian mercenaries. They begin by looking at the explosive case of 26 Colombians arrested for their part in the 2021 assassination of the Haitian president, as well […]

Colombia Conflict

Podcast

Apr 24, 2024

American Hit Squad in Yemen

By Alia Brahimi

Host and Nonresident Senior Fellow Alia Brahimi speaks with BBC investigative journalist Nawal Al-Maghafi about her film on American mercenaries in Yemen.

Conflict Defense Industry
Kremlin honor guard waits to open doors

Podcast

Mar 8, 2024

Power Vertical Podcast: All the dictator’s men

By Atlantic Council

What is the state of the Putin court today? Host Brian Whitmore speaks with Mikhail Zygar, the author of a new Atlantic Council report on the internal politics of the Kremlin.

Elections Europe & Eurasia

Podcast

Feb 2, 2024

Power Vertical Podcast: Five scenarios for Russia’s future

By Atlantic Council

What will Russia look like in ten years, or twenty? Host Brian Whitmore speaks with Casey Michel, the author of a new Atlantic Council report on Russia's future.

Europe & Eurasia Political Reform

Podcast

Jan 10, 2024

Mercenaries and Gaza

By Alia Brahimi

Host and Nonresident Senior Fellow Alia Brahimi speaks with Iraq expert Renad Mansour about what motivates the non-state actors who are leading the bid to avenge Gazans.

Conflict Crisis Management

China-MENA Podcast

Jan 10, 2024

China’s Role and Impact on MENA’s Air Domain

By Atlantic Council

Assaf Heller and Sarah-Masha Fainberg explore Chinese technological transfers and arm exports and its implications on the air domain and military capabilities in MENA, Chinese weapon systems, China's military-civil fusion concerns, and Beijing's growing technological influence on the region.

China East Asia

China-MENA Podcast

Dec 21, 2023

Performative or Substantive Engagement? China & Russia in the Middle East

By Atlantic Council

Li-Chen Sim and Mark Katz join us to explore the growing collaboration between China and Russia and its impact on the Middle East, including the amplification of influence through media collaboration as a force multiplier.

China East Asia

Podcast

Nov 30, 2023

What’s Charlie Sheen got to do with it?

By Alia Brahimi

Host and Nonresident Senior Fellow Alia Brahimi speaks with Russia analyst Sergey Sukhankin about the arrest in Libya of the Wagner Group operative Maksim Shugaley.

Conflict Crisis Management

China-MENA Podcast

Nov 22, 2023

China and the Israel-Hamas War: A View from Tel Aviv

By Atlantic Council

Gedaliah Afterman joins us for a compelling discussion on the intricate dynamics between China, Israel, and the ongoing conflict with Hamas, as well as the economic interests, potential for mediation, and the conflict's implications on China's emerging role in the Middle East.

China East Asia

China-MENA Podcast

Nov 3, 2023

10 Years On: China’s Belt & Road Initiative and its Future in the Middle East

By Atlantic Council

David O. Shullman and Yun Sun join us to delve into the current state of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the challenges and opportunities it presents for the Middle East's development agendas.

China East Asia