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Undercurrents is a regular podcast series featuring interviews with Chatham House experts - and others - about the critical underlying issues which are shaping modern society. Hosted by staff from across the institute, each episode goes in-depth on a topic, looking beyond the news to explore the issues shaping global politics.

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Feb 20, 2020

This week Undercurrents returns with interviews on decolonization and the impact of the coronavirus crisis on China’s economy.

Ben is joined by Events team colleague Amrit Swali to interview Tristram Hunt and Meera Sabaratnam about the decolonization process. They explore the role of civic institutions in re-thinking...

Feb 6, 2020

This week Ben explores the political outlook in Kazakshtan with colleagues from the Russia and Eurasia Programme.

Kazakhstan is at a turning point in its history. A partial handover of political power through an orchestrated transition in 2019 has taken the country into uncharted territory. Will it be able to pursue...