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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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Nov 8, 2018

The day after the US Midterm elections, Agnes and Ben meet Anthony Gardner (former US Ambassador to the EU) to discuss the state of US relations with Europe, the importance of the special relationship and the likelihood of a post-Brexit US-UK trade deal. Will the Midterm results influence the Trump administration's stance on Europe? And likewise will European observers take any comfort from events across the pond?

The illegal wildlife trade is a serious organized crime found in most of the countries in southern Africa. In a new report Chris Vandome and Alex Vines from the Africa Programme at Chatham House explore new strategies being trialled to combat this trade in the communities it affects. Ben and Agnes speak with Chris to find out more.

Read the Chatham House Expert Comment:

US Midterm Elections: What the Results Mean

Read the Chatham House Report:

Tackling Illegal Wildlife Trade in Africa: Economic Incentives and Approaches