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The seventh episode of the People, Power, Politics podcast is out! Tune in to listen to Stefan Wolff (POLSIS) talking to Petra Alderman (CEDAR) about the global struggle between democracy and authoritarianism, the state of the Russia-Ukraine war, and whether democracy is likely to lose out from the heightening tensions between the three great powers: the United States, Russia, and China.

The questions Stefan and Petra discuss include:

  • How helpful is the binary of the global struggle between democracy and authoritarianism in getting us to understand the different conflicts happening around the world right now?
  • How has the Russia-Ukraine war changed since its early days? And are the biggest challenges Ukraine is facing now?
  • How has the Prigozhin mutiny changed the course of the Russia-Ukraine war, and what does it tell us about the stability of authoritarian regimes?
  • How has the Russia-Ukraine war affected the great power rivalry between the United States and China?
  • And is democracy likely to lose out from the heightening tensions between the three great powers?

Listen to the full podcast, on your favourite podcast streaming platform or visit the CEDAR website for the link. 

People, Power, Politics brings the latest insights into the factors that are shaping - and re-shaping - our political world by talking to leading thinkers from across the globe. Join us to better understand the factors that promote and undermine democratic government around the world and follow us on Twitter at @CEDAR_Bham! 

If you would like to speak on the podcast, please contact Petra Alderman at p.alderman@bham.ac.uk

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People, Power, Politics brings the latest insights into the factors that are shaping - and re-shaping - our political world by talking to leading thinkers from across the globe. Join us to better understand the factors that promote and undermine democratic government around the world and follow us on Twitter at @CEDAR_Bham!

If you would like to speak on the podcast, please contact Petra Alderman at p.alderman@bham.ac.uk