World Review is the global affairs podcast from the New Statesman, hosted by Jeremy Cliffe in Berlin and Emily Tamkin in Washington D.C.
COP26: EU climate chief Frans Timmermans warns of the costs of inaction
27:20With the COP26 climate summit less than two weeks away, Megan Gibson met the EU Commission vice president Frans Timmermans in London to discuss leading the European Green Deal, the role of the private sector, and the need for a just transition. Ultimately, he warns that ambitious climate targets are not enough, and leaders need to prove that they can deliver. Emily Tamkin joins the podcast from Washington for a conversation on Timmermans’ effective diplomacy, as well as the feasibility of the climate promises in the UK and around the world.If you have a question for You Ask Us, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Further reading: Megan Gibson’s interview with Frans Timmermans Patrick Mulholland on how economic recovery is trumping climate action in Latin America Philippa Nuttall on China increasing coal production Murray Griffin on Australia’s climate ambitions See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Can COP26 achieve anything?
23:10As the world looks ahead to COP26 in Glasgow, against the backdrop of a global pandemic, what will it take for the summit to be declared a success?Jeremy Cliffe and Megan Gibson are joined by New Statesman Environment and Sustainability Editor Philippa Nuttall, all in London, to discuss the summit, the need for a just transition that includes the global south and whether big players like Russia and China will engage with the process.Then in You Ask Us, they answer a listener\s question on how COP26 will take into account of the other UN summit on Biodiversity.If you have a question for You Ask Us, email email@example.comFurther reading:Philippa Nuttall on Why we shouldn’t panic – just yet – about China increasing coal productionOur New Statesman Emissions TrackerNick Ferris and Michael Goodier on efforts to stem biodiversity loss See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Who is Japan’s new prime minister, Fumio Kishida?
25:53Kishida has formally taken office as Japan’s new prime minister, succeeding Yoshihide Suga as leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Ido Vock in Berlin and the World Review’s new co-host Megan Gibson in London discuss his rise to power with Tokyo-based journalist Kenji Hall.They cover Kishida’s plans for economic reform, whether Japan’s pacifist constitution could change as the country faces an increasingly assertive China, and the factional jostling within the dominant LDP.Further reading:Kenji Hall on why Japan’s prime minster has his work cut out for himKristin Surak on Shinzo Abe and the rise of Japanese NationalismTom Feiling on how the Olympics have thrown the future of Japan’s prime minister into doubt See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The road to a coalition | Germany Elects
46:35In a special episode of the Germany Elects podcast made in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), Jeremy Cliffe talks with an array of experts on progressive politics in Germany to discuss the prospect of a "traffic-light" coalition of the centre-left SPD, the Greens and the centre-right FDP. He is first joined by Martin Schulz, the FES president and SPD chancellor candidate at the 2017 election, to discuss the significance of the election on 26 September in German and European politics. Then he is joined by SPD MP Jens Zimmermann and commentator Ulrike Herrmann to discuss the SPD in the Bundestag and how a "traffic light" government might govern domestically. Finally he is joined by MEP and former federal justice, labour and families minister Katarina Barley as well as the editor of the IPG journal Anja Wehler-Schöck to discuss what the election means for Europe and the wider world. Further readingFind out more about the work of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in the UK in the EU and in the US . You can read this recent policy brief by the FES office in Brussels on how to build on the success of the global minimum corporate tax rate.Also recommended are the IPG, the FES journal in German, and the the IPS, its English-language counterpart.You can listen back to all episodes of Germany Elects and read all the New Statesman's coverage of the German election. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
What does Michel Barnier believe?
37:19In this special episode of World Review, Ido Vock in London is joined by Emily Tamkin in Tel Aviv to discuss his interview with Michel Barnier, now running for the Republican presidential nomination.We hear about Barnier’s new book, My Secret Brexit Diary, the right-wing polemicist Eric Zemmour, and whether fuel shortages in the UK are, in part, a result of Brexit.Further reading:Michel Barnier interview: “No way” Eric Zemmour should be allowed to run for the Republican presidential nominationAndrew Hussey on the “TV-friendly fascist”, Eric Zemmour’s, presidential bid--World Review is sponsored by Hexaware Technologies. Watch this video to find out more about their mission to "create smiles through great people and technology" See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
How did Germany vote? | Germany Elects
18:35Jeremy Cliffe in Berlin is joined by Emily Tamkin in Tel Aviv on the morning after the German election to discuss the results. How did Germans vote? Which parties gained and which lost seats? And what does it all mean for the coming coalition talks and the country's next government?You can catch up on the New Statesman's German election night live blog, and follow all of our rolling coverage of the election and the race to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor at www.newstatesman.com/germany.--World Review is sponsored by Hexaware Technologies. Watch this video to find out more about their mission to "create smiles through great people and technology" See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
How Aukus marks a shift in global power
33:15Emily Tamkin in Tel Aviv and Ido Vock in Berlin discuss the Australia, UK, US defence pact Aukus with Rory Medcalf, professor and head of the National Security College at the Australian National University. Then in You Ask Us, they answer a listener’s question on what this means for European powers in the region. If you have a question for You Ask Us, email firstname.lastname@example.org Further reading: What does the new Aukus alliance mean for global relations?Depression without protest: the aftermath of Russia’s 2021 electionThe nuclear tinderbox: why the Indo-Pacific is the new arena of great power rivalryWhy China’s Evergrande debt crisis is the tip of an icebergFull German Election coverage--World Review is sponsored by Hexaware Technologies. Watch this video to find out more about their mission to "create smiles through great people and technology" See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Climate Election? | Germany Elects
45:42In this final episode of Germany Elects before polling day (Sunday 26 September) we discuss how the election actually works and whether this has been Germany's first "climate election".Host Jeremy Cliffe is joined by World Review's Emily Tamkin to explain the electoral system, the results and possible coalitions, and takes a quick-fire round of You Ask Us listener questions.Then he is joined by Sven Egenter, Editor-in-Chief of Clean Energy Wire and Philippa Nuttall, the New Statesman’s Environment and Sustainability Editor, to discuss Germany's climate policies, how the party manifestos shape up and how the climate crisis has marked the campaign.Further reading:Philippa Nuttall on why Angela Merkel did not live up to her reputation as "climate chancellor"Jeremy Cliffe on Angela Merkel's historical legacyRead all the New Statesman's German election coverage, including its election night live blog, here.--World Review is sponsored by Hexaware Technologies. Watch this video to find out more about their mission to "create smiles through great people and technology" See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Canada snap elections: why Justin Trudeau's gamble could backfire
31:59Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called a snap election. He claims his minority Government needs to win a majority to push through his Covid recovery plans. Critics, however, say the move is a cynical power play.In this episode of World Review, Emily Tamkin in Washington, DC and Ido Vock in Berlin are joined from London by Canadian journalist Megan Gibson, the New Statesman’s new senior editor, International. They discuss the politics behind Mr. Trudeau’s decision, and why polls are showing a swing towards the Conservatives led by Erin O’Toole.Then, in You Ask Us, they answer a listener question on whether the far-right People’s Party of Canada (PPC) will win enough votes to cause problems for the Conservative Party.Further ReadingLuke Savage writes on why Justin Trudeau may come to regret his decision to call a snap electionhttps://www.newstatesman.com/world/americas/north-america/2021/09/why-justin-trudeaus-snap-election-is-backfiringMegan Gibson profiles Jagmeet Singh, the leader of the New Democratic Partyhttps://www.newstatesman.com/canada/2021/09/jagmeet-singh-the-rise-of-canadas-kingmakerIdo Vock explains the new Australian, UK and US alliance known as AUKUShttps://www.newstatesman.com/security/2021/09/what-is-the-aukus-allianceRory Medcalf explores why the AUKUS deal has sparked outrage in Francehttps://www.newstatesman.com/security/2021/09/stab-in-the-back-how-the-new-aukus-pact-sparked-french-outrageJeremy Cliffe has profiled Angela Merkel, as the German Chancellor prepares to leave officehttps://www.newstatesman.com/long-read/2021/09/the-fateful-chancellor-what-the-end-of-the-merkel-era-means-for-the-worldJeremy will also be co-hosting a webinar with Michelle Kosinski of the One Decision podcast, discussing the question: “Where does the transatlantic relationship stand after Afghanistan?” It’s on on 21 September at 16.30 BST. Register for free here:https://events.zoom.us/ev/AF2a6BUjUMcNexmewWK5c083XOFytoTRqS2O_s-VFonWzPj6zeqY-3T3Tx6X5Iqx7yL7Me4?lmt=1631816171000**This episode is sponsored by Hexaware Technologies, who have joined the New Statesman as launch partners for our print and digital transformation. They've also sponsored the Tech Leader's Agenda - an exclusive survey into the future of technology leadership. Find out more at www.newstatesman.com/techleadersagenda. Visit the new New Statesman website at www.newstatesman.com today.** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Angela Merkel's effect on the German election campaigns | Germany Elects
41:41In the latest episode of our special series on the German election, Jeremy Cliffe in Berlin is joined by Michaela Kuefner, Chief Political Editor at Deutsche Welle and host of the podcast Merkel’s Last Dance, and Dr. Alex Clarkson of King's College, London. They discuss Angela Merkel’s legacy, how the “Merkel factor” has shaped the election and why Armin Laschet's Christian Democrats are struggling to win voters over with their campaign.Jeremy also speaks to the New Statesman's election data expert, Ben Walker, for an update on the latest polls.Hear more podcasts from the New Statesman at www.newstatesman.com/podcasts, and read more of our German election coverage on www.newstatesman.com/germanyFURTHER READING:The fateful chancellor: what the end of the Merkel era means for the world, by Jeremy Cliffehttps://www.newstatesman.com/world/europe/2021/09/the-fateful-chancellor-what-the-end-of-the-merkel-era-means-for-the-worldThe Merkel paradox: how the chancellor’s strengths weakened Germany, by Dr. Alex Clarksonhttps://www.newstatesman.com/world/europe/2021/09/the-merkel-paradox-how-the-chancellors-strengths-weakened-germanyHow Olaf Scholz and the SPD could lead Germany’s next government, by Jeremy Cliffehttps://www.newstatesman.com/german-election-2021/2021/09/how-olaf-scholz-and-the-spd-could-lead-germanys-next-government**This episode is sponsored by Hexaware Technologies, who have joined the New Statesman as launch partners for our print and digital transformation. They've also sponsored the Tech Leader's Agenda - an exclusive survey into the future of technology leadership. Find out more at www.newstatesman.com/techleadersagenda. Visit the new New Statesman website at www.newstatesman.com today.** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.