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American Prestige: Daniel Bessner & Derek Davison

This appears to be an excellent podcast. Check out their archives here.

E43 – En Marche? w/ Silyane Larcher

E43 – En Marche? w/ Silyane Larcher
Danny and Derek give updates on Ukraine (0:56), Finland and Sweden’s attempts to join NATO (17:40), Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to Saudi Arabia (22:06), North Korea’s recent weapons test (28:05), and the potential return of the British Virgin Islands to direct UK rule (29:49). They then speak with Silyane Larcher (33:20), tenured research fellow at the French National Center for Scientific Research, about the results of the French election. They discuss the results, five years of Macron’s policies, Le Pen’s surprising gains, Mélenchon’s bold next steps, and more. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit http://www.americanprestigepod.com/subscribe
    • 1 hr 26 min

    E42 – State of the Blob w/ Emma Ashford

    E42 – State of the Blob w/ Emma Ashford
    Danny and Derek talk about the war in Ukraine (1:02); the Global South’s reaction to the war (4:57); Russian war aims and Moldova (11:39); food insecurity in the Horn of Africa (14:57); and the elections in France (17:04) and Slovenia (20:51). They are then joined by Emma Ashford (24:34), senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, for an update on where the DC foreign policy establishment stands today. They talk about the future of US grand strategy, analyze Ukraine in a realist framework, look at inter-generational and party stances on liberal internationalism, and more in a wide-ranging discussion. Check out Emma’s upcoming book Oil, the State, and War: The Foreign Policies of Petrostates: https://bit.ly/3y3Z0CQ This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit http://www.americanprestigepod.com/subscribe
    • 1 hr 14 min

    E41 – The History of Taiwan, Pt. 1 w/ James Lin

    E41 – The History of Taiwan, Pt. 1 w/ James Lin
    Danny and Derek discuss the war in Ukraine (2:04), the U.S.-China rivalry in the Solomon Islands (23:20), North Korea’s latest weapons test (27:55), and violence in Israel-Palestine (30:21). They then speak with James Lin (35:54), assistant professor of international studies at the University of Washington, about the history of Taiwan. The group covers the first part of the twentieth century until 1949, including the Communist (CCP) and Nationalist (KMT) parties’ respective ideologies and relationship, Chiang Kai-shek, the political economy of China at the time, and more. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit http://www.americanprestigepod.com/subscribe
    • 1 hr 13 min

    E40 – We Come for France w/ Emile Chabal

    E40 – We Come for France w/ Emile Chabal
    Danny and Derek give updates on Ukraine (1:04); Finland and Sweden beginning internal debates about joining NATO (12:42); Imran Khan’s loss of Pakistan’s prime ministership (18:46); and China’s recent security deal with the Solomon Islands (21:37). They then speak with Emile Chabal, reader in history at the University at Edinburgh, about the recent French election results. Check out Emile’s latest book France: https://bit.ly/3xLAZ3l This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit http://www.americanprestigepod.com/subscribe
    • 1 hr 13 min

    E39 – American Prestige: The New Class

    E39 – American Prestige: The New Class
    Danny and Derek are over at Substack now! In this news-only episode, they talk about the state of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Russian military generally (7:28); atrocities in Ukraine (17:38); Putin’s domestic position (22:23); Viktor Orbán’s reelection in Hungary (24:44); Aleksandar Vučić’s reelection in Serbia (31:14); Marine Le Pen gaining on Emmanuel Macron in French polls (34:59); Sri Lankan protests (42:05); Pakistan’s no confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan (45:45); and the ceasefire in Yemen and President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi’s ceding of power (49:39). Note: You will still be able to listen to American Prestige on any podcast app of your choice. You can also directly download the episode MP3 below. If you have any issues, please reach out to podcasting@substackinc.com for dedicated support. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit http://www.americanprestigepod.com/subscribe
    • 57 min

    E38 – Venezuela and Chavismo w/ Alejandro Velasco

    E38 – Venezuela and Chavismo w/ Alejandro Velasco
    Danny and Derek speak about potential Russia-Ukraine peace talks (0:51), Pakistani PM Imran Khan’s facing a no-confidence vote (9:36), Ansar Allah/Houthi and Saudi ceasefires (14:28), and the DPRK’s most recent ballistic missile test (17:39). They are then joined by Alejandro Velasco, associate professor of history at NYU, to discuss Venezuela and Chavismo. They talk Venezuelan history since the 1950’s, Chavez’s early life, ideologies informing his approach to state power, and much more. Check out Alejandro’s book Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela: https://bit.ly/3DqgMki This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit http://www.americanprestigepod.com/subscribe
    • 1 hr 9 min

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