title

The Irish Times World View Podcast

The Irish Times

14
Followers
16
Plays
The Irish Times World View Podcast
The Irish Times World View Podcast

The Irish Times World View Podcast

The Irish Times

14
Followers
16
Plays
OVERVIEWEPISODESYOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Details

About Us

The Irish Times' unrivalled foreign affairs coverage, now brought to you in weekly podcast form. Hosted by Chris Dooley with regular contributors Patrick Smyth, Denis Staunton, Lara Marlowe, Suzanne Lynch, Derek Scally, Tom Hennigan, Clifford Coonan and R

Latest Episodes

Catalan Crisis Reignited / Trump Threatens Turkey

On Monday, lengthy prison sentences were handed down by Spain’s supreme court to Catalan politicians involved in the organisation of an independence referendum two years ago. The 13-year sentences sparked protests across the region, reigniting the territorial crisis that has dominated Spanish politics in recent years. Guy Hedgecoe has the latest from Barcelona. Later: US president Donald Trump has moved to punish Turkey for its military offensive against its Kurdish neighbours across its southern border in Syria, threatening to destroy the Turkish economy and urging his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to call a ceasefire. Is it just an attempt to camouflage his role in creating this mess? Suzanne Lynch reports from Washington.

36 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Catalan Crisis Reignited / Trump Threatens Turkey

Brexit: Is Johnson's Plan Dead in The Water? / Impeachment Update

From Brussels, Patrick Smyth on how the EU views Boris Johnson's Brexit proposals, where the problems lie, and what EU insiders think is going to happen next. From Washington, Suzanne Lynch with the latest on the accelerating scandal concerning President Donald Trump's efforts to uncover evidence of Joe Biden's corruption, a mess from which neither man is likely to emerge unscathed.

38 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Brexit: Is Johnson's Plan Dead in The Water? / Impeachment Update

Trump's Impeachment Inquiry

As the US House of Representatives moves ahead with its impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, we ask just how much trouble the US president might be in. Trump has, up to now, appeared to revel in the myriad controversies his term in office has been mired in, but has a tipping point now been reached? Suzanne Lynch has the latest from Washington. Daniel McLaughlin meanwhile reports from Ukraine on the fallout from that phone call in July between Donald Trump and the then-newly elected president Volodymyr Zelensky, which is at the centre of the impeachment inquiry. Did Ukraine's inexperienced new president go too far in his attempts to please his US counterpart?

36 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Trump's Impeachment Inquiry

Brexit: Prorogation Was Unlawful

The UK’s supreme court has ruled that Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in suspending parliament for five weeks. “Parliament has not been prorogued. This is the unanimous judgment of all 11 justices,” the court said. The ruling, all the more powerful for its unanimity, is an enormous blow to the prime minister’s personal authority and has led to calls from all opposition leaders for his immediate resignation. As parliament prepares to resume at 11:30am on Wednesday, London editor Denis Staunton is on the line to explain what happens next. Plus: Binyamin Netanyahu’s political career hangs in the balance after his Likud party suffered a serious setback in the recent Israeli elections, which saw Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party edge into the lead. Mark Weiss has the latest from Jerusalem.

31 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Brexit: Prorogation Was Unlawful

Colombia: Dissidents Threaten A Fragile Peace - with Emilio Archila

It's less than three years since a historic peace deal ended a 52-year war between the Colombian state and Farc guerrillas. Over 200,000 people were killed in that war and 7 million more were displaced. Today, the peace process is still taking root. But two weeks ago on August 29th, Colombians were shocked to see a video message from the jungle appearing on YouTube, featuring several former Farc commanders dressed in camouflage and brandishing assault rifles. In the video, the former FARC commanders Ivan Marquez and Jesus Santrich accuse the government of not living up to its commitments under the peace deal and declare their return to arms. To talk about the threat posed by dissidents to the peace process, the peace deal’s difficult implementation, deputy foreign editor David McKechnie interviewed Emilio Archila, Presidential Counsellor for Stabilisation in Colombia, and one of the key people in charge of implementing the peace deal.

30 MINSEP 17
Comments
Colombia: Dissidents Threaten A Fragile Peace - with Emilio Archila

The Democratic Field Narrows - with Suzanne Lynch

Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch on the events of the summer that has seen the lengthy list of Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election race reduced significantly. Gone are no-hopers such as Swalwell, Moulton and Hickenlooper. Only ten will take to the stage for this Thursday night's televised debate, the third so far. Who are the remaining candidates and how are they faring?

24 MINSEP 10
Comments
The Democratic Field Narrows - with Suzanne Lynch

Brexit: The Tory Rebels Take On Boris Johnson

The House of Commons is set for a showdown as rebel Tory MPs seek to introduce legislation today, blocking a no-deal exit from EU. Prime minister Boris Johnson held a last-ditch meeting with potential rebels within his party this morning, including former cabinet ministers, but is reported to have failed in his bid to win them over. Denis Staunton is on the line from London to explain how things might play out this evening and whether a general election is likely to be called. Johnson, meanwhile, has yet to provide the EU with alternatives to the Irish backstop as outlined in the Withdrawal Agreement. Europe editor Paddy Smyth reports on how the goings on at Westminster are being viewed in Brussels. Is there any truth to Johnson's claim that negotiations are bearing fruit?

30 MINSEP 3
Comments
Brexit: The Tory Rebels Take On Boris Johnson

Brazil under Bolsonaro - with Tom Hennigan

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro found himself under the spotlight at last weekend’s G7 summit, amid international alarm at a spike in fires in the Amazon, linked to his administration’s disdain for environmental controls. Eight months after he was elected by a comfortable margin, Brazil's economy is still staggering along and Bolsonaro has so far failed to deliver on reforms he promised during his election campaign. Yet, many Brazilians still support him and believe he is doing a good job. In this week's podcast, Irish Times South America correspondent Tom Hennigan talks to Chris about why that is and how long Brazilians are likely to put up with Bolsonaro's autocratic leadership style.

35 MINAUG 27
Comments
Brazil under Bolsonaro - with Tom Hennigan

Inside China’s Detention Centres - with Peter Goff

The Chinese say their vocational training centres are voluntary and aimed at eradicating extremism and terrorism. Others say they are extra-judicial detention centres and part of an elaborate system to assimilate Muslims into Han China. Irish Times correspondent in China Peter Goff visited some of these centres in the country's barren northwest Xinjiang province, where an estimated 1.5 million Uighurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and other Muslim minorities have been placed over the past few years. He speaks to Chris Dooley about what he saw. He also talks about the Hong Kong protests, how the authorities have reacted there and what could happen next.

26 MINAUG 20
Comments
Inside China’s Detention Centres - with Peter Goff

Who was Jeffrey Epstein? / Kashmir in Lockdown

The death in prison of financier Jeffrey Epstein has thrown up many questions, not least among them, how did US authorities allow this to happen? But who was Jeffrey Epstein and why was he such a notorious figure even before his arrest? Suzanne Lynch has the latest on this story from Washington. Plus: Large parts of Kashmir remain under a communications and security lockdown, more than a week after the Indian government stripped the troubled Himalayan region of its special rights. Rahul Bedi reports from New Delhi on the continuing fallout from the Indian government's decision.

35 MINAUG 13
Comments
Who was Jeffrey Epstein? / Kashmir in Lockdown

Latest Episodes

Catalan Crisis Reignited / Trump Threatens Turkey

On Monday, lengthy prison sentences were handed down by Spain’s supreme court to Catalan politicians involved in the organisation of an independence referendum two years ago. The 13-year sentences sparked protests across the region, reigniting the territorial crisis that has dominated Spanish politics in recent years. Guy Hedgecoe has the latest from Barcelona. Later: US president Donald Trump has moved to punish Turkey for its military offensive against its Kurdish neighbours across its southern border in Syria, threatening to destroy the Turkish economy and urging his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to call a ceasefire. Is it just an attempt to camouflage his role in creating this mess? Suzanne Lynch reports from Washington.

36 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Catalan Crisis Reignited / Trump Threatens Turkey

Brexit: Is Johnson's Plan Dead in The Water? / Impeachment Update

From Brussels, Patrick Smyth on how the EU views Boris Johnson's Brexit proposals, where the problems lie, and what EU insiders think is going to happen next. From Washington, Suzanne Lynch with the latest on the accelerating scandal concerning President Donald Trump's efforts to uncover evidence of Joe Biden's corruption, a mess from which neither man is likely to emerge unscathed.

38 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Brexit: Is Johnson's Plan Dead in The Water? / Impeachment Update

Trump's Impeachment Inquiry

As the US House of Representatives moves ahead with its impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, we ask just how much trouble the US president might be in. Trump has, up to now, appeared to revel in the myriad controversies his term in office has been mired in, but has a tipping point now been reached? Suzanne Lynch has the latest from Washington. Daniel McLaughlin meanwhile reports from Ukraine on the fallout from that phone call in July between Donald Trump and the then-newly elected president Volodymyr Zelensky, which is at the centre of the impeachment inquiry. Did Ukraine's inexperienced new president go too far in his attempts to please his US counterpart?

36 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Trump's Impeachment Inquiry

Brexit: Prorogation Was Unlawful

The UK’s supreme court has ruled that Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in suspending parliament for five weeks. “Parliament has not been prorogued. This is the unanimous judgment of all 11 justices,” the court said. The ruling, all the more powerful for its unanimity, is an enormous blow to the prime minister’s personal authority and has led to calls from all opposition leaders for his immediate resignation. As parliament prepares to resume at 11:30am on Wednesday, London editor Denis Staunton is on the line to explain what happens next. Plus: Binyamin Netanyahu’s political career hangs in the balance after his Likud party suffered a serious setback in the recent Israeli elections, which saw Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party edge into the lead. Mark Weiss has the latest from Jerusalem.

31 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Brexit: Prorogation Was Unlawful

Colombia: Dissidents Threaten A Fragile Peace - with Emilio Archila

It's less than three years since a historic peace deal ended a 52-year war between the Colombian state and Farc guerrillas. Over 200,000 people were killed in that war and 7 million more were displaced. Today, the peace process is still taking root. But two weeks ago on August 29th, Colombians were shocked to see a video message from the jungle appearing on YouTube, featuring several former Farc commanders dressed in camouflage and brandishing assault rifles. In the video, the former FARC commanders Ivan Marquez and Jesus Santrich accuse the government of not living up to its commitments under the peace deal and declare their return to arms. To talk about the threat posed by dissidents to the peace process, the peace deal’s difficult implementation, deputy foreign editor David McKechnie interviewed Emilio Archila, Presidential Counsellor for Stabilisation in Colombia, and one of the key people in charge of implementing the peace deal.

30 MINSEP 17
Comments
Colombia: Dissidents Threaten A Fragile Peace - with Emilio Archila

The Democratic Field Narrows - with Suzanne Lynch

Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch on the events of the summer that has seen the lengthy list of Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election race reduced significantly. Gone are no-hopers such as Swalwell, Moulton and Hickenlooper. Only ten will take to the stage for this Thursday night's televised debate, the third so far. Who are the remaining candidates and how are they faring?

24 MINSEP 10
Comments
The Democratic Field Narrows - with Suzanne Lynch

Brexit: The Tory Rebels Take On Boris Johnson

The House of Commons is set for a showdown as rebel Tory MPs seek to introduce legislation today, blocking a no-deal exit from EU. Prime minister Boris Johnson held a last-ditch meeting with potential rebels within his party this morning, including former cabinet ministers, but is reported to have failed in his bid to win them over. Denis Staunton is on the line from London to explain how things might play out this evening and whether a general election is likely to be called. Johnson, meanwhile, has yet to provide the EU with alternatives to the Irish backstop as outlined in the Withdrawal Agreement. Europe editor Paddy Smyth reports on how the goings on at Westminster are being viewed in Brussels. Is there any truth to Johnson's claim that negotiations are bearing fruit?

30 MINSEP 3
Comments
Brexit: The Tory Rebels Take On Boris Johnson

Brazil under Bolsonaro - with Tom Hennigan

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro found himself under the spotlight at last weekend’s G7 summit, amid international alarm at a spike in fires in the Amazon, linked to his administration’s disdain for environmental controls. Eight months after he was elected by a comfortable margin, Brazil's economy is still staggering along and Bolsonaro has so far failed to deliver on reforms he promised during his election campaign. Yet, many Brazilians still support him and believe he is doing a good job. In this week's podcast, Irish Times South America correspondent Tom Hennigan talks to Chris about why that is and how long Brazilians are likely to put up with Bolsonaro's autocratic leadership style.

35 MINAUG 27
Comments
Brazil under Bolsonaro - with Tom Hennigan

Inside China’s Detention Centres - with Peter Goff

The Chinese say their vocational training centres are voluntary and aimed at eradicating extremism and terrorism. Others say they are extra-judicial detention centres and part of an elaborate system to assimilate Muslims into Han China. Irish Times correspondent in China Peter Goff visited some of these centres in the country's barren northwest Xinjiang province, where an estimated 1.5 million Uighurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and other Muslim minorities have been placed over the past few years. He speaks to Chris Dooley about what he saw. He also talks about the Hong Kong protests, how the authorities have reacted there and what could happen next.

26 MINAUG 20
Comments
Inside China’s Detention Centres - with Peter Goff

Who was Jeffrey Epstein? / Kashmir in Lockdown

The death in prison of financier Jeffrey Epstein has thrown up many questions, not least among them, how did US authorities allow this to happen? But who was Jeffrey Epstein and why was he such a notorious figure even before his arrest? Suzanne Lynch has the latest on this story from Washington. Plus: Large parts of Kashmir remain under a communications and security lockdown, more than a week after the Indian government stripped the troubled Himalayan region of its special rights. Rahul Bedi reports from New Delhi on the continuing fallout from the Indian government's decision.

35 MINAUG 13
Comments
Who was Jeffrey Epstein? / Kashmir in Lockdown