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Undercurrents is a new podcast series from Chatham House. Agnes Frimston and Ben Horton interview Chatham House experts about the critical underlying issues which are shaping modern society.

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Apr 18, 2019

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will elect a new director-general in June. The FAO is a central plank of the UN system. Its leader frames the thinking on food and agriculture globally and influences policy on almost any issue to do with what food we produce and eat.

This week Ben and Agnes...

Apr 4, 2019

Undercurrents is back this week with interviews on India-Pakistan relations and how to regulate cyberspace. 

Ben speaks to us from the International Studies Association conference in Toronto, where he discussed the recent crisis in Kashmir with Rajesh Basrur from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Then Agnes...

Mar 21, 2019

Undercurrents returns this week with interviews on the ongoing trade dispute between the EU and US, and the underlying factors driving Russian foreign policy. 

Agnes discusses a new Chatham House report by Marianne Schneider-Petsinger from the US & Americas Programme, assessing the future EU-US trade after the fall of...

Mar 7, 2019

This week we're celebrating International Women's Day with a special episode looking at the role of women in the early days of Chatham House. Katharina Rietzler is a historian at the University of Sussex, and co-leads a Leverhulme-funded project titled 'Women and the History of International Thought.' 

Ben met up with...

Feb 28, 2019

This week Agnes and Ben discuss how to the global financial system is experienced by developing countries, and hear about the perilous situation for investigative journalists in Ghana. 

David Lubin is head of emerging markets economics at Citi, and an associate fellow in the Global Economy & Finance department...