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    • The Calm Before the Storm

    • Why Volatility Signals Stability and Vice Versa
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Gregory F. Treverton
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Instead of trying to predict "Black Swan" events such as coups or crises, forecasters should look at how political systems handle disorder. The best indicator of a country's future trajectory is not a lengthy past stability, but recent moderate volatility.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth a listen.

    • By Mr on 13-10-17

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    • The Clash of Civilizations?

    • By: Samuel P. Huntington
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent analysis and well narrated.

    • By Mr on 09-03-17

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    • Opening Indonesia

    • A Conversation with Joko Widodo
    • By: Joko Widodo
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Indonesia’s new president talks to Foreign Affairs about his recent victory, his national agenda, and the threat of Islamic extremism.

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    • The Good Germans

    • Inside the Resistance to the Nazis
    • By: Peter Hoffmann
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In profiling two leading figures in the German resistance, Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern have revealed an important truth about the anti-Nazi underground: although those who opposed Hitler often had motives unrelated to anti-Semitism, the most influential resisters were driven primarily by a shared horror at the mass murder of Jews.

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    • Promises to Keep

    • Crafting Better Development Goals
    • By: Bjorn Lomborg
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Millennium Development Goals are due to expire at the end of 2015, and debate has turned to what should come next, with hundreds of new targets already proposed. Governments need to focus carefully and decide which goals offer the greatest returns on investment.

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    • How to Think like Edmund Burke

    • Debating the Philosopher's Complex Legacy
    • By: Iain Hampsher-Monk
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    The 18th-century British politician and writer Edmund Burke is often called the father of modern conservatism. A new intellectual biography of Burke shows why that label fails to capture the complexity of Burke's thought and legacy.

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    • What Really Happened in Bangladesh

    • Washington, Islamabad, and the Genocide in East Pakistan
    • By: Harold H. Saunders
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1971, the Pakistani government orchestrated a brutal military crackdown against the Bengali population in East Pakistan - while the United States stuck by its ally Pakistan. Gary Bass' new book spotlights the "significant complicity" of U.S. President Richard Nixon and his national security adviser, Henry Kissinger, in this "forgotten genocide".

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    • November/December 2017

    • By: Foreign Affairs
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The November/December 2017 issue of Foreign Affairs.

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    • More Small Wars

    • Counterinsurgency is Here to Stay
    • By: Max Boot
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Washington doesn’t have the luxury of simply avoiding insurgencies, so it needs to figure out how to fight them better. Drawn from more than a decade of war, here are 10 lessons for doing so.

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    • September/October 2017

    • By: Foreign Affairs
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The September/October 2017 issue of Foreign Affairs.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Innovative State

    • Governments Should Make Markets, Not Just Fix Them
    • By: Mariana Mazzucato
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Conventional wisdom says the state can best foster innovation by just getting out of the way. In fact, government has historically served not as a meddler in the private sector, but as a key booster of it - and often a daring one, willing to take risks that businesses won’t.

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    • Print Less but Transfer More

    • Why Central Banks Should Give Money Directly to the People
    • By: Mark Blyth, Eric Lonergan
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Most economists agree that the global economy is stagnating and that governments need to stimulate growth, but lowering interest rates still further could spur a damaging cycle of booms and busts. Instead, central banks should hand consumers cash directly.

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    • Culture War

    • The Case Against Repatriating Museum Artifacts
    • By: James Cuno
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Over the last few decades, governments have increasingly sought to reclaim indigenous artifacts from museums abroad. Yet inappropriate calls for repatriation should be resisted. Encyclopedic museums do more than house artifacts; they also spread cosmopolitan ideas.

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    • Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault

    • The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin
    • By: John J. Mearsheimer
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Conventional wisdom in the West blames the Ukraine crisis on Russian aggression. But this account is wrong: Washington and its European allies actually share most of the responsibility, having spent decades pushing east into Russia’s natural sphere of interest.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Biased

    • By Mrs. C. Mansfield on 29-11-16

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    • What Really Happened in Congo

    • The CIA, the Murder of Lumumba, and the Rise of Mobutu
    • By: Stephen R. Weissman
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Newly available evidence shows that the CIA engaged in pervasive political meddling and paramilitary action in Congo during the 1960s - and that the local CIA station chief directly influenced the events that led to the death of Patrice Lumumba, the country's first democratically elected prime minister.

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    • November/December 2018

    • By: Foreign Affairs
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
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    The November/December 2018 issue of Foreign Affairs.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Faulty Powers

    • Who Started the Ukraine Crisis?
    • By: Michael McFaul, Stephen Sestanovich, John J. Mearsheimer
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 47 mins
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    Responding to Mearsheimer's controversial essay blaming the West for the Ukraine crisis, McFaul and Sestanovich put the blame back on Putin and his ideological extremism, denying that NATO expansion provoked him. Mearsheimer replies.

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    • What Really Happened in Iran

    • The CIA, the Ouster of Mosaddeq, and the Restoration of the Shah
    • By: Ray Takeyh
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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    Conventional wisdom about the 1953 coup in Iran rests on the myth that the CIA toppled the country's democratically elected prime minister. In reality, the coup was primarily a domestic Iranian affair, and the CIA's impact was ultimately insignificant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommend reading this

    • By SledgeHammer on 14-02-17

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    • The Man Who Sells Everything

    • A Conversation with Jeff Bezos
    • By: Jeff Bezos
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, talks to Foreign Affairs about American competitiveness, creative disruption, and why he runs into the office every morning.

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    • China's Imperial President

    • Xi Jinping Tightens His Grip
    • By: Elizabeth C. Economy
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Xi Jinping’s reforms are designed to produce a corruption-free, politically cohesive, and economically powerful one-party state with global reach: a Singapore on steroids. But there is no guarantee the reforms will be as transformative as the Chinese leader hopes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Concise briefing

    • By Lord Peridot on 14-03-18

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