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Fortnightly Deep Dive Podcast


20 - The Philippines (Duterte and the South China Sea)
Jun 28 • 76 min
The South China sea is the new battleground between Beijing and Washington with the winner controlling the trades routes; and therefore the future of Asia. Manila is the linchpin for both sides, and we ask our guests in which direction the nation is…
19 - Guyana (Cambridge Analytica and the next Cuban Missile Crisis)
Jun 14 • 79 min
With Iranian missiles, Cambridge Analytica buying elections, and a country up for sale this isolated jungle nation could be the next launchpad to threaten the world superpower at home. Thie weeks guests Brittany Kaiser (Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower)…
18 - The Geopolitics of Turkmenistan
May 31 • 69 min
We look into this reclusive society and talk about their abandonment of Moscow and their newfound masters in Beijing, as well as how this country tries its best to stay neutral in a very dangerous geopolitical neighborhood. Guests this week are Peter…
17 - Nagorno-Karabakh (Armenia vs Azerbaijan)
May 17 • 57 min
In the South Caucasus between Armenia and Azerbaijan lies an island of Armenians in the middle of Azerbaijan, two countries now firmly at war with each other. A complicated conflict with Russia selling to both sides and Turkey obligated to defend the…
16 - The Geopolitics of North Korea
May 3 • 73 min
There are few geopolitical flashpoints in the world more dangerous than North Korea, and with instability at the top of the regime we can add another layer of complexity to an already shaky situation; one that few people truly understand. This week we sit…
15 - The South Sudanese Civil War
Apr 19 • 73 min
Two men lead a nation into a civil war that destroyed the country and broke the future for this African nation even further. Now peace talks are starting again ,will this be the peace deal that finally brings stability, or will the nation once again…
14 - War in the Arctic (Russia’s Hypersonic Missile Program)
Apr 5 • 70 min
The coldest battlefield in the world is opening up, and old regional rivalries are beginning to flare. A battle is about to begin for the far North, but only one side is really prepared. Russia is rolling out Arctic divisions, new bases and groundbreaking…
13 - Private Militaries (Wagner vs Blackwater)
Mar 22 • 70 min
Private militaries or PMC’s have been popping up in all of the worlds conflict zones, guns for hire being paid to the dirty work nation-states don’t want to do. This week we do a deep dive into the Wagner group (Putin’s private army) and…
12 - The Vultures of Venezuela
Mar 8 • 73 min
Venezuela, home to the largest proven oil reserves in the world was once the jewel of South America, the envy of the Latin world, but now the country sits on the brink of collapse. Venezuela has gone so far now that other nations like China, Russia, and…
11 - The Libyan Civil War
Feb 23 • 68 min
The Libyan civil war is ramping to a climax, general Haftars forces have arrived at the gates on the capital Tripoli and the entire world is taking sides. Russia, the UAE, Turkey, France, Italy, Qatar and Egypt are all throwing fuel onto this already…
10 - Foreign Aid (Australia’s Pacific Strategy)
Feb 9 • 55 min
Foreign aid is one of the most misunderstood parts of any nations budget, why would a country give money to another country when they have hungry people at home? What people may not realise is that that 0.22% of your budget may be the only thing standing…
9 - The Consequences of War with Iran
Jan 26 • 57 min
Every month we seem to escalate the tensions with Iran, drawing Iran and the West closer and closer into large scale conflict. One that would likely drag in the rest of the nations in the Middle-East and then crash the world economy. This week we sit down…
8 - The Crossroads of Kyrgyzstan
Jan 12 • 54 min
Kyrgyzstan stands at one of the most important decisions the country will ever make about its future, to look toward Moscow or to look toward Beijing…. The Kyrgyz people live upon some of the most important real estate in all of Asia, and now all the…
7 - Experts Predictions for 2020
Dec 29, 2019 • 53 min
With critical elections, wars, and crises set to shape the next 12 months, next year will be year will we discuss in history classes for generations. We sit down with three of the world’s top experts to see what they think will be the biggest stories for…
6 - Transnistria (Europes Last Soviet Republic)
Dec 15, 2019 • 51 min
Between Moldova and Ukraine lies the breakaway republic of Transnistria the last nation to hold the hammer and sickle upon its flag, this unrecognized nation doesn’t exist on any map but does hold the entire balance of power in Eastern Europe. This is the…
5 - UK Election Special (The Brexit Election)
Dec 1, 2019 • 50 min
The UK has been polarised and dragged to a stop over the biggest issue to face the country since WW2….Brexit. With the government paralyzed the mandate has been turned back to the people with an early election, son we sit down with 3 expert guests to…
4 - Yemen (A War for Chokepoints)
Nov 17, 2019 • 57 min
Yemen is currently the home to the worst humanitarian crisis of our time, with a civil war that has dragged in countries from all around the globe. This small desert country is now the 5-way battleground for the world’s powers, with the world’s oil routes…
3 - Housing Crisis in Australia
Nov 3, 2019 • 58 min
Housing and shelter is one of the most basic needs a person has, but all around the world it is increasingly difficult for people to obtain a house of their own. The board is being stacked against many of us, and this may be the thing that brings the…
2 - West Papua (Bows Against Helicopters)
Oct 20, 2019 • 41 min
Only swimming distance from the borders of Australia is an issue we need to talk about with helicopters, phosphorus and corruption all throughout, with people dying every day at the hand of one of our closest neighbours. This week we chat to Raki Ap (West…
1 - Afghanistan (18 Years of War)
Oct 7, 2019 • 45 min
It has been 18 years since NATO declared war on Afghanistan, and what do we have to show for it? Where is the war at today? Im joined by three expert witnesses who are going to give us Afghanistans past, present and likely future. This weeks guests are…