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In SWP podcasts our researchers and occasional guests discuss current issues in international politics. During the initial pilot phase we are experimenting with different formats, and episodes will appear at irregular intervals.

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Kirsty Hughes, Nicolai von Ondarza, Jess Sargeant

After the election: Scottish independence becomes more likely

Scotland could once again seek to move towards independence and EU membership. Esme Nicholson discusses resulting challenges for Scotland, Westminster and the EU with Kirsty Hughes (Scottish Centre on European Relations), Nicolai von Ondarza (SWP), and Jess Sargeant (Institute for Government).

SWP Podcast 2021/eP 07, May 2021
Sinem Adar, Hürcan Aslı Aksoy

Turkey’s foreign policy between domestic dynamics and international interests

Turkish foreign policy has changed considerably in recent years and has become increasingly aggressive. Esme Nicholson talks with Sinem Adar and Hürcan Aslı Aksoy on how domestic political dynamics shape Ankara’s foreign relations with Europe.

SWP Podcast 2021/eP 06, April 2021
Günter Seufert, Ilke Toygür

EU-Turkey relations: Between democracy and transactionalism

Following the European Council meeting last week which suggests a dual approach for Turkey-EU relations, William Noah Glucroft talks to Günter Seufert and Ilke Toygür about the most important issues that are confronting the EU-Turkey relations with a special focus on the next steps.

SWP Podcast 2021/eP 05, April 2021
Elham Saudi, Wolfram Lacher

Can Libya’s New Unity Government Transcend the Divides?

In Libya, a new unity government is meant to overcome the country’s deep divisions and pave the way for general elections. Elham Saudi (Director of Lawyers for Justice in Libya), and Wolfram Lacher (SWP), discuss the challenges to this process and genuine reconciliation. Host: William Noah Glucroft.

SWP Podcast 2021/eP 04, March 2021
Rem Korteweg, Nicolai von Ondarza

The March 2021 Dutch elections – implications for the EU and Germany

On March 17, the Dutch hold general elections, which will underline the fragmented nature of their political system. Esme Nicholson reflects with Rem Korteweg (Clingendael) and Nicolai von Ondarza (SWP) on the role of the Netherlands in the EU and German strategies for further integration.

SWP Podcast 2021/eP 03, March 2021
Peter van der Auweraert, Nadine Biehler, Dušan Reljić

Migrants out in the Cold in Bosnia: Solutions for Humanitarian Crisis on EU's doorstep

Hundreds of people are living in appalling conditions in Bosnia-Herzegovina, waiting near the border to Croatia, which they see as their path into the EU. Damien McGuinness talks to Peter van der Auweraert, Nadine Biehler and Dušan Reljić about solutions to the humanitarian crisis now, and EU migration long-term.

SWP Podcast 2021/eP 02, February 2021
Alan Makovsky, Ilke Toygür

New US President - Boost or Blow for EU's Tricky Ties with Turkey?

Damien McGuinness talks to Alan Makovsky and Ilke Toygür about what a Biden presidency means for EU-Turkey relations. Will it improve that rocky relationship? And what does the US expect from the EU?

SWP Podcast 2021/eP 01, January 2021

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