Political WorldView Podcast: The UK-US “Who’s In Charge Here?” Edition

UK Prime Minister Theresa May suffers a coughing fit during her speech at the Conservative Party Conference, October 4, 2017

EA’s Political WorldView podcast is back after a summer break, with a look at political unrest both in the UK and the US.

The panel — the University of Birmingham’s Adam Quinn, Christalla Yakinthou, and Scott Lucas — are joined by colleague Anthony Hopkins to discuss the future of Prime Minister Theresa May and the Conservative Party amid Brexit and a close-to-disastrous annual conference this week.

Later it’s across the Atlantic to ask if anyone inside or outside the White House can restrain Donald Trump — from the fallout over his Twitter politics to avoiding fallout over North Korea to the possible denouement of the Russia investigation. Along the way, there’s a spirited debate about whether the danger from the “left” could match that from the “right” in a polarized America.

In between, the Number of the Week takes listeners from the furor over the Catalonia referendum to a reflection on the German elections.

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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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