EA’s Political WorldView Podcast: The “Pray for Paris” and “War with ISIS” Edition

PHOTO: A “Pray for Paris” display at the French Consulate in New York (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)


This week’s Political WorldView podcast is devoted to an analysis of developments after the Islamic State’s attacks in Beirut, Paris, and possibly the Sinai Peninsula more than a week ago.

Regulars Adam Quinn and Scott Lucas are joined by University of Birmingham colleague Marco Vieira to ask about the most effective political and military steps to take at home and abroad, wondering whether a “culture of fear” will lead to hostility — for example, against refugees — undermining the effort.

In between the two parts of the discussion, there are the Numbers of the Week to move from Brazil to India to the US.

See also Syria & Iraq Audio Analysis: The Right Way to Fight the Islamic State
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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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