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India’s century: Sunak’s plan for a new Indo-Pacific alliance

35 min listen

This week:

In his cover piece for the magazine, The Spectator’s political correspondent James Heale writes that the PM’s visit to New Delhi for the G20 Summit next week could be a defining moment in the special relationship between Britain and India. He is joined by Shanker Singham, former advisor to UK Secretary of State for International Trade, to discuss Rishi’s Indian summer. (01:18)

Also on the podcast:

Owen Matthews The Spectator’s Russia correspondent expresses his concern about the US’s waning support for Ukraine in the magazine this week. He argues that ultimately it is America – and the outcome of next year’s presidential election – that could decide Ukraine’s fate. He is joined by Jim Townsend, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence (DASD) for European and NATO Policy, under the Obama administration. (12:08)

And finally: when was the last time you cleared out your freezer drawer? 

Ysenda Maxtone Graham celebrates the joys of freezer food for the Spectator’s notes on this week and joins the podcast alongside The Spectator’s vintage chef and co-host of The Spectator’s food and drink podcast, Table Talk, Olivia Potts. (28:24)

Hosted by Lara Prendergast. 

Produced by Oscar Edmondson. 

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