Making Foreign Affairs Exciting & Understandable For The Everyday Person

Note: The views, opinions, and strategies discussed on this website or in its podcasts are the opinions of the contributors only and do not reflect those of the employers, organizations, or government agencies to whom they belong.


the official podcast:

On this episode, Nicholas, Stephen, and Toms discuss the possible resolutions of the Iran Nuclear Crisis. Will the United States and Iran ultimately end up in a shooting war? Can a new deal be salvaged? Or will the world end up holding its breath until 2021? Then, the team gets nerdy to discuss how International Relations theories can be explained and analyzed using the popular TV series Game of Thrones.

On this episode, Nicholas, Stephen, and Toms discuss the problems and pitfalls surrounding European collective security. With the world heading towards a multi-polar system of several powerful nations dominating world affairs, European nations have increasingly talked about the need for a more limited security partnership, one that would be exclusive only to Europeans and would not rely on the United States as heavily. Then, the team discusses their thoughts and predictions just before the final episode of the epic series Game of Thrones. Beware of spoilers!

This episode takes a deep dive into America’s recognition of the area known as the Golan Heights as part of Israeli territory. Stephen and Nicholas debate the importance of this measure and discuss the impacts (if any) that this will have on the average listener. Is this the sign of more change to come, or merely a recognition of the decades-long reality of this region of the world?

2011 Arab Spring Protests in Tahrir Square, Cairo

post archive

Browse the latest posts from the Orientalist Express

Featured publications

View our collection of insightful publications