Adnan Hadad joined the Syrian revolution because he wanted to live freely in his own country. He’s now an exile in Paris. He understands what Ukrainians are now experiencing—and how much worse it can get—in a way most people can’t. Claire Berlinski spoke to him about Syria, Ukraine, Putin, Obama, Biden, red lines, US foreign policy, and how the world decides what it cares about.
In this episode of The Cosmopolicast, Livia Ponzio and Monique Camarra describe in chilling detail the global network of disinformation Russia has built to confuse, overwhelm and destabilize democracy.
NICOLAS TENZER, PARIS If we don’t fight it now, we will lose it—like all the previous ones
THE COSMOPOLITAN GLOBALISTS If you think providing energy to the world’s 7.8 billion people must be a simple matter, listen to this one through.
CHRISTINE QUIRK, NICE Nothing, writes Christine Quirk, who has been watching Ukrainians do the hard work of figuring out how to be a democracy. We can do it, too.
BERTIL LINTNER, CHIANG MAI Myanmar and North Korea have quietly restored military ties and are working to produce guided, ballistic, and submarine-launched missiles in Myanmar.
VIVEK Y. KELKAR, MUMBAI Something’s cooking in Asia and the Indo-Pacific. Central to any new geopolitical calculus in the region is India, whose strengths and weaknesses have never been in sharper focus.
ROBIN HÄGGBLOM, HELSINKI It’s easy to think we have a better idea what’s happening in Ukraine than we really do.
JOSHUA TREVIÑO, AUSTIN The need for American escalation dominance.
Vladislav Davidzon and Claire Berlinski talk about Ukraine, Russia, his wife, his rabbi, burning his Russian passport, rescuing refugees, the effect of the war on his nieces, Zelensky, and going to the Louvre.