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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

    Regular price: £1.89

    • The Innovative State

    • Governments Should Make Markets, Not Just Fix Them
    • By: Mariana Mazzucato
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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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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    • November/December 2018

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

    Regular price: £18.79

    • 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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    • 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
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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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 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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    • Misrule of the Few

    • How the Oligarchs Ruined Greece
    • By: Pavlos Eleftheriadis
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Since the early 1990s, a handful of oligarchs has dominated Greece’s economy and politics. So long as these elites have a vested interest in keeping things as they are, the country will never fully find its way out of crisis.

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    • Faulty Powers

    • Who Started the Ukraine Crisis?
    • By: Michael McFaul, Stephen Sestanovich, John J. Mearsheimer
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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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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    • 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.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • May/June 2017

    • By: Foreign Affairs
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The May/June 2017 issue of Foreign Affairs.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Foreign Affairs - January/February 2017

    • By: Foreign Affairs
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The January/February 2017 Issue of Foreign Affairs.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Foreign Affairs - November/December 2016

    • By: Foreign Affairs
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
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    The November/December 2016 issue of Foreign Affairs.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • 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

    • Foreign Affairs - March/April 2017

    • By: Foreign Affairs
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
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    The March/April 2017 issue of Foreign Affairs.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The War That Didn't End All Wars

    • What Started in 1914 - And Why It Lasted So Long
    • By: Lawrence D. Freedman
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A hundred years after World War I, new accounts of the drama help listeners navigate the intricacies of European politics and the political and diplomatic maneuverings that kicked off the war. Yet there is still no consensus on its origins or lessons.

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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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    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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    • 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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    • The Myth of the Caliphate

    • The Political History of an Idea
    • By: Nick Danforth
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Western pundits and nostalgic Muslim thinkers alike have built up a narrative of the caliphate as an enduring institution, central to Islam and Islamic thought between the seventh and 20th centuries. In fact, the caliphate is a political or religious idea whose relevance has waxed and waned according to circumstance.

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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.

    Regular price: £1.89

    • 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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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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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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