In this week's episode, the team discusses the intersection of American foreign policy and the Russian government. We begin with a continuation of last week's debate about likely Russian policy under the coming Trump presidency and then transition into a general discussion about Trump's picks for cabinet level positions regarding national security. Finally, we introduce a new segment called Key Terms, which is designed to help explain some of the jargon often used in the study of international relations.
In our first ever podcast, the Orientalist Express team takes a look at the future of several key Middle Eastern issues in light of the recent election of Donald Trump to the American presidency. Our main focus includes the likely breakdown of the Iran nuclear deal and the future of the Syrian Civil War. Contributors include Nicholas Hayen, Stephen Howard, Brandon Kenney, and Kurt Guner.